Spend a weekend immersed in the rich history, deeply rooted tradition, and constantly evolving art-scape of northern New Mexico. We’ll weave our way through Santa Fe and beyond, taking a behind-the-scenes tour of Santa Fe’s artist studios, exploring an adobe farmhouse replete with new media art, and learning the ins and outs of crafting traditional Pueblo pottery. Alongside local artists and tribal members, we’ll delve into the region’s history and heritage, joining our host for a homemade feast-day style meal, dipping our fingers into the healing soil of El Santuario de Chimayo, and satisfying our palates with some famously sweet and smoky heirloom Chimayo peppers.
We’ll meet our group at The Plaza in downtown Santa Fe at 12:30 pm on Friday. The Santa Fe Plaza is located in downtown Santa Fe, roughly an hour from Albuquerque International Airport, or 20 minutes from Santa Fe Regional Airport. We recommend arriving in Santa Fe no later than 10:30 a.m. so you can settle in before meeting up with the group. Our trip will conclude on the morning of Sunday. You can make arrangements to fly out of Santa Fe or Albuquerque or feel free to stick around in Santa Fe and explore the city on your own.
There are a variety of wonderful hotel and Airbnb options available in Santa Fe. Accommodations are not included in your trip, but we recommend staying in downtown Santa Fe. If you’d like accommodation recommendations, our guide is happy to suggest several lovely local hotels. Email email@example.com if you’d like assistance with lodging.
This trip entails some light activity. Travelers should feel comfortable walking one to two miles outdoors each day.
Note that Santa Fe, New Mexico stands at 7,100 feet in elevation, which can make physical activity more demanding. Altitude affects some more than others; if you are sensitive to altitude, we encourage you to arrive a day or two early to acclimate.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Let us know your restrictions ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so we can work with your trip leader to make arrangements.
The weather in Santa Fe in June is warm and dry. You can expect highs of 82° F during the day and average lows of 50°F.
Your participation helps support Santa Fe’s creative economy. By engaging with artists and artisans from different backgrounds, you're also helping to recognize northern New Mexico’s various cultures, histories, and narratives. You can increase your impact by sharing the stories of your experiences here, and, if you wish, by purchasing art during the trip.