Santa Fe, a Year-Round Destination for Art Collectors, Celebrates 10th Anniversary of ARTfeast

SANTA FE, N.M., Jan. 16 PRNewswire-USNewswire — Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the nation's premier art markets and year-round art destinations, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of ARTfeast February 22nd - 25th. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and blessed with more than 300 days of sunshine, Santa Fe is the perfect travel destination for collectors and connoisseurs interested in a weekend of fine art, fine homes, fine wine, fine fashion, and fine food.

"Each year, Santa Fe's finest galleries, restaurants and hotels join together for this special city-wide celebration of cutting edge art exhibits, gourmet dining, wine tasting and the art of home tour," said Mary Harbour, president of ARTsmart and one of the main ARTfeast organizers. "The growing number of well-known and new artists featured at the more than 200 galleries in Santa Fe continues to attract major buyers and collectors of contemporary and modern art from around the world."

This year's ARTfeast features works by a number of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists including Fionna Buck, Sherry Doil-Carter, Rachel Darnell. Albert Handell, Peter Holbrook, Kay Khan, Lisa Linch, Heidi Loewen, Rhett Lynch (Navajo), Buck McCain, Barbara Meikel, Elaine and Duane Morgan, Nancy Reyner, Barbara Rogers, Bill Worrell, Yellowman, and Eduardo Yi.

As part of the special 10th anniversary ARTfeast festivities, sculptor, Tom Joyce will be honored at the gourmet dinner, on Saturday February 24.

ARTfeast festivities include: THURSDAY, FEB 22 Contemporary Encounter

SITE Santa Fe Director/Curator Laura Heon discusses the provocative works of Barry X. Ball.


Vintner's Luncheon & Style Show

Enjoy a style show by designer Paulette Martsolf of Allie-Coosh and savor selections from Sonoma's Charles Creek Vineyards & Winery and delectables by Chef Mark Kiffin at The Compound restaurant.

Edible Art Tour (EAT)

Enormously popular, the Edible Art Tour is one of Santa Fe's most festive events. More than thirty of Santa Fe's top galleries partner with well-known local restaurants to offer a night of art and gourmet food. Participants can view and purchase fine works of art from the galleries' special exhibits and enjoy samplings of the great foods from Santa Fe's finest restaurants.


Art of Home Tour I

Santa Fe Properties, exclusive affiliate of Christie's Great Estates, has selected some of Santa Fe's most artistic and elegant homes to tour. Art on display in these homes is available for purchase.

Art of Wine & Cheese

Visitors can sample an array of wines from the world's classic wine growing regions and artisanal cheeses.

Gourmet Dinner & Children's Plate Auction

Created by Santa Fe's master chefs, participants can savor a multi-course gourmet dinner paired with a selection of outstanding wines. Ticket holders can bid on plates delightfully designed and painted by Santa Fe's public school students.


Artists' Brunch & Silent Auction

Ticket holders meet and mingle with Santa Fe's top artists and gallery owners, while enjoying a lavish buffet. The brunch is a wonderful opportunity to bid on original art, hotel & dining packages and unique Santa Fe experiences.
Art of Home Tour II


Tickets can be purchased for these events at or by calling (505) 988-1234. Detailed information on individual events, the weekend ARTfeast package and hotel specials can also be found at the website.

ARTfeast is an annual event of ARTsmart, a 501c3 nonprofit organization established by members of the Santa Fe Gallery Association to benefit art programs in Santa Fe public schools. Since its inception, close to $400,000 has been raised from ARTfeast activities for public school art programs. These funds go to purchase pastels, mixed media, painting, pottery, print-making, assemblages, straw applique and many other needed supplies for Santa Fe's young artists.