Revered as the #3 city for museums and art galleries by Travel + Leisure, and a “Top 10 International City for Art” by Reuters.com, Santa Fe, New Mexico boasts more than 300 art galleries and 13 museums, as well as an extensive community of artist studios and world-renowned institutions. From traditional Native American art and sculpture to local emerging artists and international masters, travelers and locals alike enjoy the city’s vibrant, year-round art scene.
The Inn and Spa at Loretto’s “Art and Soul of Santa Fe™” program offers a diverse range of opportunities for guests to experience Santa Fe’s creative culture and rich artistic history. Through a robust network of partnerships with Santa Fe art galleries, art institutes and independent artists focused on educating and connecting the Inn’s guests with the “Art and Soul of Santa Fe”, the Inn will host an array of unique and interactive art events.
Art and Soul of Santa Fe™ Collection
The Inn displays original artwork provided by participating local galleries and artists in several communal areas throughout the hotel, on consignment for retail. Current gallery partners include: InArt Santa Fe, Glenn Green Galleries, Manitou Galleries, Waxland Gallery, Wiford Gallery and Winterowd Fine Art.
Self-Guided Art & History Tour
Guests are invited to embark on a journey of discovery at the Inn and Spa at Loretto via a self-guided tour. The Inn produced tour brochure will guide guests through the history of the hotel, pointing out remarkable works of art along the way.
Daily Artist in Residence
The Inn hosts a daily Artist in Residence Program where artists will illustrate their work in the Loretto studio, located in the main lobby. They do so while communicating, describing and unfolding techniques, methods and stories with guests. This is chance to see art in action, to witness something new, and feel the “Art and Soul of Santa Fe.”
IAIA Student Gallery
The Inn is proud to partner with the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). A student gallery will be open for viewing and enjoyment in the Hopi Boardroom corridor. Art work will rotate throughout the year, and each season the students will host a curated opening of new works. Additional sculptures and works of art will be displayed throughout the hotel. By developing this partnership the Inn aims to highlight the incredible talents of emerging and Native American artists, while also providing the students an opportunity to develop their professional skills and portfolios.
Check our calendar to find out about art events happening during your stay!