Twenty years ago, this wasn’t a street you walked down after dark unless you were lookin’ for trouble.
Now, on the first Friday of the month the evening is filled with color, textures, great food and conversations with old and new friends, laughter, artists we’ve heard of and artists we know. As we walked the street my friend Kim noticed how it was a little bit like cruisin’. The sidewalks and shops are filled with people looking at the art and at the people, slowing down when someone or something interesting is in view pulling over to stop and smile.
To Valerie Shelton: a friend from years ago, it was such a fantastic surprise to see you, you haven’t changed a minute. The guitars are just a small sample of her gorgeous glass art, to see more go to ArtByShelton.com. Her husband Dave is an amazing artist as well.
Jeff Erwine was the artist who says “The treasure your trash wants to be” STEELFXUSA.com
Roy Kennedy made the table we were in search of. Kennedywoodworks.com
Daniel Luna’s art started off the tour, wouldn’t be an art walk on Santa Fe without him.
Above the Artist’s Studios are lofts, the neighboring streets are lined with Victorians, Bungalows mostly built between 1880 and 1910. This is no cookie cutter neighborhood. Expect density and eclectic neighboring houses, great restaurants, and a few dive bars. This has been a trendy neighborhood for the past few years and as you can tell it is sparky and fun! Just a couple minutes from the heart of the city, this is a neighborhood filled with excitement!