Santa Fe, NM
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Santa Fe’s finest galleries and restaurants join forces this month for the 17th annual ARTfeast weekend, a four-day winter celebration of artful living. One of the highlights of the weekend is the popular Edible Art Tour, a unique gallery walk on Friday, February 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Canyon Road and downtown. Each of the 36 participating galleries is paired with a local restaurant, which serves hors d’oeuvres in the midst of the artwork. Some galleries and restaurants get particularly creative, planning food, décor, and their show all around a special theme.
The Edible Art Tour is followed immediately by Fashion Feast, a new event this year that is part dance party and part fashion show, featuring the recent apparel collections of Denver-based designer Mondo Guerra. Guerra is an All Star from the popular television program Project Runway. Fashion Feast takes place from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Scottish Rite Center. Shuttles are available to transport attendees between the two gallery districts and the Scottish Rite Center.
On Saturday, an elegant Gourmet Dinner & Auction–—underwritten by Southwest Art—unfolds at 6 p.m. at the Eldorado Hotel. A silent auction features 50 hand-painted dinner plates and 29 paintings by local art students. The auction also includes an original watercolor by this year’s Honorary Artist, Phyllis Kapp, who owns Santa Fe’s Waxlander Gallery and is well-known for her boldly colorful landscape paintings.
The Artists’ Champagne Brunch & Auction takes place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Inn at Loretto. Participants begin the day with a pre-brunch viewing of the SITE Santa Fe exhibit Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art. Back at the Inn, artists and galleries display works in a silent auction. In the live auction are 12 original plates inspired by Pablo Picasso and created by area fifth graders, as well as 30 paintings by students from St. Michael’s High School and the New Mexico School for the Arts.
ARTfeast is an annual fundraiser for ARTsmart, a volunteer, nonprofit organization that believes the visual arts are an important aspect of a child’s development. —Bonnie Gangelhoff
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