"Canyon Road Paint Out"
10am – 3pm on Saturday, October 20, 2012
We are pleased to invite you to the Historic Canyon Road Paint Out – an annual event in Santa Fe featuring over 100 artists who will be working outdoors on this very special fall day. The fifth annual Paint Out continues a tradition of painting “en plein air” that began a century ago on this fabled Santa Fe road when an artist colony first formed.
Although the event is called “Paint Out”, you will see artists creating work in a variety of media - including sculptors, weavers, jewelers, and carvers who can’t resist this opportunity to showcase their world-class talents. The incredible diversity of creative talent represented by Canyon Road artists shows why the road has achieved an international reputation as a mecca for both artists and art lovers alike.
At Paint Out, some artists will paint or sculpt what they see, others will bring live models (both two- and four-legged), and still others will draw purely from imagination for their subject matter. Throughout the day at numerous venues, a variety of demonstrations are planned from bronze casting to painting, from sculpting in Italian marble to canvas-making, and from painting to jewelry design.
A festival parade with marching bands takes place at noon and students from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program will perform in the early afternoon. Music, food, art shows, and refreshments will be offered at locations all along Canyon Road. A list of participating artists is available on the VisitCanyonRoad <http://visitcanyonroad.com/paintout_current.html> event page.