October 7, 2009

New Mexico Sketch Tour 09

Day 5 | 10.5.09 Chillin' on Canyon Road

After a full day @ the Fiesta and scenic drives we went low-key and spent the day strolling along Canyon Road, Santa Fe's Art Gallery District, renowned around the world as "the art and soul of Santa Fe". We dropped in to visit a relative of my dad's closest friend @ their gallery, Zaplin | Lampert Gallery, on Canyon Road. We had an excellent lunch at The Compound

and then meandered through a collection of the most wonderful galleries lining both sides of this famous gallery district. Inspirational. Stopped in at The Tea House for Ginger Pumpkin Chai's on the flai!

An interesting aspect of this district is that most of the galleries are unassuming and low-key from the outside...you could walk right by them without an inkling of the treasure within, but step inside, and without fail, you're met with museum quality collector pieces. Each gallery is an exquisite showcase displaying a unique collection unlike anything you've seen before. This was truly an inspiring stroll through creative diversity and depth of soul.

Headed back early to rest up for the main event.....a 3:30am wake-up call to make sure that we were ready and at the Balloon Fiesta Park and at the RainbowRyders outfitters by 6:00am for our flight!


  1. Wish I was there. Going to Hernandez?

  2. No we didn't stop there....think we passed it on the way to Taos though I think....but we did see an Ansel Adams print of the moon rise over Hernandez that was supposedly THE first print, on loan from a private collector valued at over 1M$ We saw that print along with tons of others in an awesome fine art photo gallery/museum right on the corner of the same street that the Georgia O'keefe museum is on. So cool.... :)