August 2022 Events - SantaFe.com

Events Calendar

Through August 22

8 – 10 p.m.
Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe Opera
Celebrating its 65th Festival season with a stellar line-up of internationally acclaimed works, including M. Butterfly, Tristan und Isolde, Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s Falstaff, and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.
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Through September 1

6 p.m.
Santa Fe Summer Scene
Santa Fe Plaza
The largest free music series in New Mexico, featuring regional favorites and national touring acts, every genre is represented, from American to Zydeco, including Blues, Country, Folk, Indigenous, Jazz, Latin, Rock, World music, and so much more.
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Through September 4

Le Ami, flamenco dancer

8 p.m.
La Emi Showcase
The Lodge at Santa Fe
New Mexico’s very own star of flamenco returns with a brand new production of artists, costumes, choreography, set design and special guest appearances from incredible musicians and dancers.
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Monday, August 1

6 p.m.
Mason Jennings
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene continues with the prolific singer/songwriter, who hits the road in support of his 14th solo album, reclaiming his place as a leading light in the folk community, with a warm mix of acoustic guitar, unforced vocals and autobiographical lyrics.
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6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Doug Montgomery
Rio Chama Steakhouse
Pianist Doug Montgomery tickles the ivories in the President’s Room, off the patio, with dinner service available and no cover.
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Tuesday, August 2

6 p.m.
Nosotros
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents the local group that seamlessly combines a myriad of Latin rhythms with elements of rock, salsa, jazz and cumbia, creating an innovative and imaginative Latin sound that is unique, undefinable, and unmistakably Nosotros.
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6:30 p.m.
Wiz Khalifa and Logic: Vinyl Verse Tour
Isleta Amphitheater
Live Nation presents Wiz Khalifa and Logic co-headlining a 28-city tour, with special guests 24kGoldn, DJ Drama, C dot Castro, and Fedd The God.
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7:30 p.m.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
The Bridge Patio @ SF Brewing Co.
One of the finest, in-demand rock ‘n’ roll ensembles working today, Lukas and the boys have wowed audiences and won fans with their fiery stage performances and singular sound.
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Wednesday, August 3

7:30 p.m.
The Sounding Sea
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assis
Santa Fe Desert Chorale celebrates its 40th anniversary with a reflection on New Mexico’s relationship with the most essential element of life: water.
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Tuesday, August 4

6 p.m.
Kaleidescope Kid
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents an artist who blends counter-culture music with his own broad musical and personal appeal as a gifted songwriter, artist, and designer who induces a sense of sonic nostalgia in hungry mainstream audiences.
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7:30 p.m.
Pilgrimage: Songs of the Mediterranean Basin
Cristo Rey Catholic Church
Santa Fe Desert Chorale celebrates its 40th anniversary with a musical tour through a diverse region, including Moroccan folk melodies, Middle Eastern hymns, Levantine chants and more.
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Friday, August 5

6 p.m.
Wildflowers
Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos
The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents a stunningly accurate tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in their prime, with the energy and musicianship to bring the house down.
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7 p.m.
D Numbers
Railyard Park
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene continues with the post-rock electronica band that designed the soundscape for Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return.
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7:30 p.m.
Stars Of American Ballet
Lensic Center for the Performing Arts
Performance Santa Fe presents the 10th anniversary of this remarkable event, which brings together principals and soloists from the nation’s most renowned ballet companies.
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7:30 p.m.
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Fort Marcy Park
The globally recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker brings his high-energy Follow Your Heart Tour to Santa Fe as a benefit concert celebrating Española Humane’s 30th Anniversary.
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7:30 p.m.
Mystics and Mavericks
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Santa Fe Desert Chorale celebrates its 40th anniversary with a musical showcase of female sages and innovators, both ancient and modern.
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Saturday, August 6

8 p.m.
Dog
Railyard Park
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene invites you to a family-friendly movie starring Channing Tatum as an Army Ranger on his way to a friend’s funeral with an accident-prone dog named Lulu by his side.
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August 6 & 7

12 – 6 p.m.
4th Annual Santa Fe Beer & Food Festival
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Come out and try local, regional and national beers, paired with delicious food from all over New Mexico, along with live music and the Best Beer Contest.
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Sunday, August 7

4 p.m.
Festival of Song: Nicholas Brownlee and Elena Villalón
Scottish Rite Temple
Performance Santa Fe presents bass baritone Nicholas Brownlee and soprano Elena Villalón in an intimate one-hour recital, accompanied by Robert Tweten on piano.
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6 p.m.
Detroit Lightning
Swan Park
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents a band celebrating ten years of channeling the spirit of the Grateful Dead, by respectfully inhabiting the legacy of the Dead, while infusing the beloved repertoire with their own creative energy and formidable musicality.
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August 7 – 8

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Doug Montgomery
Rio Chama Steakhouse
Pianist Doug Montgomery tickles the ivories in the President’s Room, off the patio, with dinner service available and no cover.
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Monday, August 8

6 p.m.
Cloacas
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents the tiny mountain orchestra in a wooden box with rusty hinges, composing the imagined folk music of a fictional country, eclipsing time, tradition, and geography.
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Tuesday, August 9

6 p.m.
The Iguanas
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents a fixture of the New Orleans music scene for over two decades, playing an infectious mix of America’s musical heritage—Tejano and Conjunto sounds from the Texas/Mexico border region, the American South’s Blues, Jazz and New Orleans R&B, and the fiery passion of the music of the Caribbean and Mexico.
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Thursday, August 11

6 p.m.
Crash Test Dummies
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents a band three decades into their recording career, who are back on the road in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album, The Ghosts That Haunt Me.
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7:30 p.m.
John Moreland
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
AMP Concerts presents the Tulsa-based Americana singer/songwriter with a reputation for writing superb sad songs with a wide range of emotions, and lyrics about the death of the American dream.
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August 11 – 14

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Antique American Indian Art Show
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
This highly anticipated event brings together the world’s most knowledgeable experts in the field, offering hundreds of select historic art objects from Indigenous cultures throughout the United States and Canada.
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11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Objects of Art Show
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
The City Different’s uniquely different showcase for one-of-a-kind historic and contemporary works from around the world, this show is widely known as an exhibition of exceptional aesthetics, style, and design.
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Friday, August 12

6 p.m.
Sim Balke
Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos
The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents New Mexico’s rising star, whose ability to tell stories through melody and lyric put a modern twist on traditional country music,
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7 p.m.
Mary & Mars
Railyard Park
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene continues with the modern bluegrass all-star band from Santa Fe, coming together after almost two decades for a reunion concert.
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Saturday, August 13

8 p.m.
Thomas Rhett: Bring The Bar To You Tour
Isleta Amphitheater
One of the genres hardest working artists hits the road with special guests Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.
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August 12 – 14, 2022

7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Balloons Over Angel Fire
Angel Fire Airport
Balloons Over Angel Fire is a three-day event over Father’s Day weekend, which is one of the few high-mountain hot air balloon events in the country that doesn’t have huge crowds and costly fees.
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Sunday, August 14

4 p.m.
Festival of Song: Emily Fons and Jack Swanson
Scottish Rite Temple
Performance Santa Fe presents mezzo-soprano Emily Fons and tenor Jack Swanson in a captivating one-hour recital, accompanied by Robert Tweten on piano.
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8 p.m.
Big Time Rush: Forever Tour
Isleta Amphitheater
Live Nation presents the pop super group from Nickelodeon, who have reunited after eight years to bring the magic back for their fans.
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August 14 – 15

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Doug Montgomery
Rio Chama Steakhouse
Pianist Doug Montgomery tickles the ivories in the President’s Room, off the patio, with dinner service available and no cover.
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Monday, August 15

6 p.m.
Joe Tohonnie Jr. and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents a troupe born and raised on the White Mountain Apache reservation in Arizona, who draw inspiration for performance from the honoring and respect of their culture.
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Tuesday, August 16

6 p.m.
The Drum is the Voice of the Trees
Santa Fe Plaza
Santa Fe’s long running celebration of the the art of drumming and percussion, returns after a long hiatus for the free Santa Fe Summer Scene, with a program, titled Veneration and featuring African Drums 69, Mark Clark, Ring of Power Drummers and more.
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6 p.m.
Freaks On Parade Summer Tour
Isleta Amphitheater
Heavy Metal powerhouses Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, Static-X and Powerman 5000 join forces to create a sonic firestorm of sound not for the faint of heart.
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August 17 – 21

6 p.m.
100th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe Plaza
SWAIA’s extended weekend of beauty and celebration ranks as the world’s largest and most highly acclaimed Native American arts show in the world.
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Friday, August 19

6 p.m
Rumours
Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos
The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents a tribute to Fleetwood Mac that recreates the band’s legendary persona, through period equipment and costumes to spot-on characterizations and performances.
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Sunday, August 21

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Doug Montgomery
Rio Chama Steakhouse
Pianist Doug Montgomery tickles the ivories in the President’s Room, off the patio, with dinner service available and no cover.
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Monday, August 22

6 p.m.
Hoth Brothers Band
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents solo artists Boris McCutcheon and Bard Edrington V, who team up to promote their respective albums, I’m Here Let Me In, and Espadin, with opening act New Mexican string band Lone Piñon.
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Tuesday, August 23

6 p.m.
Lumbre del Sol
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents the solid Latin rock band who, for more than 40 years has been a treasured part of local Santa Fe history, representing the diverse cultural influences and experiences of the people of New Mexico.
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7:30 p.m.
Jimmy Vaughan
Lensic Performing Arts Center
AMP Concerts presents the four-time Grammy Award-winner who combines country and blues to create decades worth of true Texas fusion and setting the standard for Americana music.
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Thursday, August 25

5 – 6 p.m.
Cultural Convergence in New Mexico Lecture Series
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
Museum co-founder Donna Pierce, PhD speaks on the topic of And a Silver Toothpick: The Estate Inventory of Antonio Duran de Armijo of Taos.
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6 p.m.
Meow Wolf Monster Battle
Santa Fe Plaza
Join monsters from around the multiverse in a battle of costumes and dance moves, as kids and adults descend on the Santa Fe Summer Scene to celebrate music, kitsch and mayhem.
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August 25 – September 18, 2022

7:30 p.m.
Santa Fe Fiesta Melodrama
Santa Fe Playhouse
Politicians, public-school policy, police, and the press are all fair game, in this 100 year old roasting tradition.
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Friday, August 26

6 p.m.
The Jauntee
Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos
The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents the touring act that makes each night an exciting prospect of a new shared experience, with bust-outs, fresh jams, poignant covers and accessible songwriting.
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7 p.m.
Eli Paperboy Reid
Railyard Park
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene continues with the country and soul singer whose latest album pays tribute to country legend Merle Haggard, with soulful adaptations of vintage classic tunes.
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Saturday, August 27

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Happy Birthday Lester Young
Dave’s Jazz Bistro
Paying tribute to the influential Jazz great, John Rangel (piano), Alex Murzyn (sax), Terry Burns (bass), John Trentacosta (drums) and special guest James Emery (guitar) perform.
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8 p.m.
Dune
Railyard Park
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene invites you to Denis Villeneuve’s latest blockbuster movie, based on the best-selling James Herbert novel, about a brilliant and gifted young man born into a destiny beyond his understanding.
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Sunday, August 28

7:30 p.m.
Steve Earl & The Dukes
Lensic Performing Arts Center
The legendary singer/songwriter hits the road in support of his 22nd album, Jerry Jeff, a tribute to cowboy troubadour Jerry Jeff Walker, who died last year.
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August 28 – 29

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Doug Montgomery
Rio Chama Steakhouse
Pianist Doug Montgomery tickles the ivories in the President’s Room, off the patio, with dinner service available and no cover.
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Monday, August 29

6 p.m.
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents one of the world’s most beloved Americana/Roots acts, drawing from the deep musical waters that flow just beneath the surface of Rock & Roll’s fertile soil.
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Tuesday, August 30

6 p.m.
The Santa Fe Revue
Santa Fe Plaza
The free Santa Fe Summer Scene presents the local Americana supergroup, featuring well-loved members Karina Wilson, Susan Holmes, Lori Ottino, Arne Bey and Ben Wright.
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Tuesday, August 31

7:30 p.m.
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Bridge Patio
The Colorado-based quintet has become one of the most innovative, intricate groups in the jam-grass music scene, reinforced by their newest member, multi-instrumentalist Nick Piccininni.
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Please be aware that proof of vaccination or negative test may be required for entrance to many of these events. Check with the venue if you are uncertain.

 

La Emi dancing

La Emi Summer Flamenco Series
Heritage Hotels & Resorts presents La Emi’s Summer Series at The Benitez Cabaret at The Lodge at Santa Fe. Shows run July 9th through September 4th with a Matinee performance on Sundays.
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Last Friday Art Walk
Santa Fe Railyard Plaza
Last Friday of Every Month, 5 – 7 p.m.
For an exciting world-class contemporary art experience, visit Santa Fe’s hip Railyard Arts District for the Last Friday Art Walk. 

Meow Wolf
10 a.m – 8 p.m., Sunday – Thursday; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday
An arts production company that creates immersive, multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms.
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Santa Fe Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Voted one of the Top Ten Farmers’ Markets by Sunset Magazine, this is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country.
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Santa Fe Farmers’ Del Sur Market
Tuesdays, 3 – 6 p.m.
Bringing the freshest produce and local food to the community every week through the end of September, in the main parking lot at Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center
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Sky Railway
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Climb aboard and expect the unexpected as you travel the historic rail between Santa Fe and Lamy.
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Vamanos Santa Fe Walks
The Santa Fe Conservation Trust offers free walks through some of Northern New Mexico’s most scenic preserves, led by experts who can answer all your burning questions. There are 30 free walks and hikes from May through October.
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90s Night
Social Kitchen + Bar
Every Monday, 4 – 10 p.m.
Located within the Sage Hotel, The Social Kitchen + Bar invites you to remember your youth on 90s Night, every Monday.
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LGBT “Plus Plus” Night
Social Kitchen + Bar
Every Thursday, 4 – 10 p.m.
Located within the Sage Hotel, The Social Kitchen + Bar invites you to their weekly LGBT “Plus Plus” Night, every Thursday.
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The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico’s oldest and most award-winning microbrewery, with concerts happening weekly. https://santafebrewing.com/taproom/the-bridge/

La Fiesta Lounge
Enjoy casual New Mexican cuisine, enticing cocktails and eclectic live music by talented locals every night of the week.
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Meow Wolf
Named one of the best small music venues in the country by Yelp, catch eclectic performers from around the world, every week.
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Social Kitchen + Bar
Located inside the Sage Hotel in the heart of Santa Fe, this fun little bar dishes up south by southwest comfort cuisine, alongside themed nights, and music by regional favorites.
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Tesuque Casino
Northern New Mexico’s newest casino offers up a limited menu and live music seven days a week, from popular bands and musicians.
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Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
Grab a bite and an award-winning brew, or a signature drink, and listen to the best music Santa Fe has to offer, from local legends to national touring acts.
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Through August 4, 2022
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SFCC Student Art Exhibition
SFCC Visual Arts Gallery
The exhibition includes sculpture, printmaking, book arts, ceramics, jewelry, media arts, drawing, painting, film, fine woodworking and photography.
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August 13 – 15, 2022
13th Annual Objects of Art Show
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Held in conjunction with the American Indian Art Show, this show contains material ranging from contemporary to historic, antique to modern, offering paintings, sculpture, and fine art of all kinds.
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August 27 – 28, 2022
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Corrales Art Studio Tour
Corrales, New Mexico
Celebrate 23 years with over 60 artists displaying their work in over 30 different art spaces, in one of the largest art studio tours in the Southwest.
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Through September 17
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A Pursuit of Excellence
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Five decades in business will be recognized with an exhibition featuring a mix of living and historic artists connected to one of Santa Fe’s oldest galleries.
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