Art collectors and enthusiasts looking to explore the treasures that abound in Santa Fe, the U.S.’s third largest art market behind New York and Los Angeles, need look no further than Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, an enchanting luxury boutique retreat comprised of 65 intimate casitas surrounded by rugged mountainous beauty, as it today launches the country’s first Art Concierge Program.
With more than 250 galleries, the highest concentration of any city its size, Santa Fe is a cultural mecca synonymous with artistic ventures. Many of the galleries are located within a two-mile radius on the iconic Canyon Road, allowing art enthusiasts to explore the bevy of studios on foot.
Four Seasons Resort Santa Fe’s Art Concierge Program allows guests to customize an itinerary based on their style, budget, desired artwork, and length of visit to ensure a seamless shopping expedition in order to source items for their collection. With a plethora of world-renowned artists living in Santa Fe and showcasing their work, the Art Concierge can also coordinate artist meet-and-greets, plus private showings or after-hours experiences at some of the city’s top galleries.
Led by Mike McKosky, a fixture in the Santa Fe fine art scene since opening InArt Santa Fe in 2006, the Art Concierge Program provides a range of services exclusively available to resort guests, tailoring each experience to individual interests.
“As a lifelong art advocate, my goal is to demystify the Santa Fe art scene and allow people to get an intimate experience,” said McKosky. “Unlike the bigger art cities, we’re welcoming and approachable, but with such a wide selection of galleries, it can be overwhelming for visitors to determine the best way to spend their limited time. This program is a way to build a personal connection to our vibrant city.”
For those seeking a comprehensive overview of the city’s art scene, Four Seasons Resort Santa Fe is launching its new Canyon Road Art Concierge Tour (starting at $790 for up to five guests), a four-hour excursion with McKosky. The tour will be completely customized for each guest based on interests and concludes at InArt Santa Fe with a bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne. The Art Concierge Program also offers a complimentary service, available Wednesday to Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m., for all resort guests that includes an on-site consultation and personalized recommendation from McKosky of galleries to visit.
Four Seasons Resort Santa Fe is further championing local art by featuring an artist of the month in collaboration with InArt Santa Fe through the end of the year. The selected artists will have their artwork displayed throughout the resort with a new installation highlighted monthly. Additionally, property art tours are open to the public Wednesday and Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. to showcase the rotating installations. On the first and third Sunday of the month, the artist of the month will hold live demonstrations during brunch from 12 to 2 p.m. in the courtyard at Terra, the resort’s fine-dining restaurant.
“The Art Concierge service is a celebration of the city’s vast art offerings that we are fortunate to have in our backyard,” said Bixente Pery, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe. “Santa Fe is simply unmatched when it comes to art, we’re honored to partner with Mike McKosky on this one-of-a-kind program that will bring our guests a new way to immerse themselves in the cultural hub of the state.”