Santa Fe is a haven for artists and a mecca for art lovers, with 200 galleries within 2 square miles. The following are a few stops to include in a leisurely gallery crawl.
Gerald Peters Gallery A longtime fixture just south of Canyon Road, this museum-size space houses a comprehensive collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art, with a large selection from the Taos Society and Santa Fe Art Colony genres.
Evoke Contemporary Provocative modern works are a specialty of Evoke, which makes optimum use of its downtown location by scheduling a full lineup of events and benefits throughout the year.
Tai Gallery Sculptural bamboo art goes far beyond basketry at this Railyard District location, which showcases groundbreaking artists from Japan.
Niman Fine Art One talented family owns and operates this downtown gallery, where Dan, Arlo, and Michael Namingha explore their Tewa-Hopi roots through a modern vision in their paintings, sculpture, and photography.
William Siegal Gallery Siegal’s exquisite pre-Columbian textiles and artifacts pair uncommonly well with the masterly works by experimental modernists that he has assembled at the Railyard.
Chiaroscuro On Canyon Road, this gallery spreads out through two spare and serene buildings, showing how good the colorful abstract works by current Native American and Australian Aboriginal painters look on contemporary adobe walls—or on any walls.