DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey features exclusive savings on lodgings during the entire month of March.
*Guests book their accommodations directly with the hotel, bed and breakfast, or inn of their choice.
*Guests reserve all workshops directly with the artist of their interest.
Please contact artist(s) prior to booking your room reservation to ensure workshop availability.
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Make your visit fun and meaningful by getting to know the city’s art, culture, history, heritage and people. Workshops, classes and experiences taught by local community members in vibrant artists’ studios and other settings make a Santa Fe visit all the more memorable.
2013 DIY Santa Fe – A Creative Way to Discover Santa Fe
Santa Fe is helping everyone help find their inner artist this spring by experiencing, first hand, what makes Santa Fe, New Mexico a nationally recognized center of creativity. Abundant visual arts fill the city with galleries, outdoor art and museums while Santa Fe’s adobe architecture, unique multi-cultural traditions and stunning scenery can’t help but inspire. DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey gives visitors the chance to spend all or part of a vacation taking workshops from experienced artists and artisans during the month of March. The workshops are offered at great prices with partner hotels providing discounted rates to participants.
It’s time to fulfill a dream, refine a skill, or do something completely different. No previous training is involved making this March the ideal time to set that untapped artistic talent free. There are plenty of experiences to choose from. For example, Sharon Candelario will teach a day of traditional tinwork at her family’s café, shop, and gallery in the charming village of Chimayo. Or, the truly adventurous can opt for a day in the heat, making glass beads at Donna Nova Designs. Photographer Craig Varjabedian will take shutterbugs on a four -day photographic exploration of the northern New Mexico people, landscape, and architecture he has been photographing for thirty years. Artist Julie Claire believes that painting on a bold, large scale connects students to their innermost joy and freedom, even if they haven’t held a paintbrush since second grade.
There’s much more–Japanese paper making, intricate egg decorating in Southwestern motifs, spinning wool, bead making, silk painting, abstract painting, and print making are among the possibilities. DIY Santa Fe is perfect for groups of friends, multi-generational families and couples. The workshops are fun and the planning is completely flexible. Visitors book the hotel, inn or bed and breakfast of their choice for as long as they want, and book one or more workshops directly with the artists.
DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey is a project of Santa Fe Creative Tourism, which offers over 250 creative experiences throughout the year. In 2005, Santa Fe was named to the Creative Cities Network by UNESCO. It was the first American city to be honored. Santa Fe and its sister cities around the world strive to give visitors an experience from the heart of their artistic and cultural communities.