October 5–6,11–12

Show House Santa Fe
A collaborative interior design Show House event exhibiting the inspiration of fashion design on interiors: At Home With Fashion. All ticket sales proceeds benefit the community organization Dollars4Schools.


Click here to read the Press Release.

October 12–14

The 20th Annual Abiquiu Studio Tour
Experience the unique artistry of the region and explore the local color at this annual event featuring more than 80 artists.

10 am–5 pm | AbiquiuStudioTour.org

October 16–20

The 2013 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
SFIFF presents five days of independent film screenings, community events, and educational workshops. Venues include the Lensic Performance Arts Center, CCA, The Screen, and Warehouse 21 at the Santa Fe Railyard.


October 19–20

The 26th Annual Galisteo Studio Tour
The public is invited to tour the private studios and meet the artists who call this classic New Mexican village home.

10 am–5 pm | GalisteoStudioTour.com

October 18–20, 25–27

Art Matters
The Santa Fe Gallery Association sponsors this first annual event with lectures about art collecting and connoisseurship at participating galleries.


Click here to view the Art Matters Events.

Click here to read the Press Release.

October 19

Sixth Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out
Over 100 artists will participate in this not-to-be missed outdoor event that stretches the length of Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road. Although the event is called “Paint Out,” you’ll see artists working in a variety of media.

10 am–4 pm | VisitCanyonRoad.com

MusicFest: Canyon Road Parade and Gallery Student Performances

A festival parade with marching bands and Mayor Coss takes place at noon, and students from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program will perform in the early afternoon at various galleries along Canyon Road.

12–3 pm | SFPSMusicFest.org

Fashion Heat 2013: Native Fashion as Art Show

Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts (PVMIWA) in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and the Santa Fe Independent Film FEstival (SFIFF) showcase a local fashion show highlighting Native American designers who push the creative exploration of fashion.

4:30 pm–6:30 pm | PVMIWA.org

October 24

Santa Fe Symphony Brass Master Classes: Capital and Santa Fe High Bands
As part of a series of SFPS MusicFest events, the Santa Fe Symphony Brass Quintet provides a master class on for students in Capital and Santa Fe high bands, followed by a Symphony Brass Quintet performace. The events last about two hours, and the public is invited to attend.

Click here to view the flyer.

October 23–26

Santa Fe Fashion Week
Shop and stroll the trunk shows on Canyon Road and then head to Buffalo Thunder for a two-day runway show featuring local and celebrity fashion design talent and live performanes.


Click here to view the Santa Fe Fashion Week Events.

October 30–November 2

Design Santa Fe 2013
Explore the symbiotic relationships among craft and technology, process and product. Events include the Design Crawl + Design Dialogue and Workshops.


November 3

MusicFest: Silent Auction Benefit at Bishop’s Lodge
A benefit auction for the Santa Fe Public Schools’ K-12 Music Education Programs. Ticket price includes lunch buffet and student entertainment.

12–2 pm | SFPSMusicFest.org

Santa Fe Arts Fest in Luxury Travel Magazine!

The Santa Fe Arts Festival begins its diverse slate of arts-and-culture events this weekend and continues into November. This week, Luxury Travel Magazine highlighted the event, expected to draw art fans from around the world.

One of the world’s largest art hubs, Santa Fe, New Mexico is elevating the art experience through the Santa Fe Arts Festival, which features a series of interactive events that not only celebrate art, but are designed to educate and engage.

Two of the festival’s staple events are the Canyon Road Paint Out and Art Matters | Santa Fe, which both focus on artist and visitor interactions.

For the rest of the article, which highlights a number of Arts Fest events including Show House Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, click here.

Please bookmark SantaFeArtsFestival.com as new events are being added to this list. If you have an event that fits the Santa Fe Arts Festival, please contact
Bruce Adams - email: badams@santafean.com