Art is so deeply ingrained into Santa Fe culture that most of the city’s art festivals cannot help but leave a social impact on local communities.
Popular festivals include the Santa Fe Indian Market, which celebrated 95 years this year and the International Folk Art Market, which preserves living folk art traditions while generating economic opportunities for folk artists, draws hundreds of master folk artists from around the globe every year. Meetings in Santa Fe almost always have an artful undertone. As such, other must-do experiences include stopping by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to see some of the famed artist’s rare Texas-inspired watercolors that are on display through October.
Groups meeting in the new 3,000-sf O’Keeffe Room at the Drury Plaza Hotel, one of many meetings hotels in the area, have a short walk to the museum, the New Mexico History Museum, or for a treat, the Kakawa Chocolate House for a drinking chocolate elixir from recipes dating 1000 B.C. to the mid-1900s. Other popular meetings hotels include the boutique Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, located close to over 100 galleries on Canyon Road, in the historic plaza district for groups of up to 50, and the 180-room La Fonda on the Plaza, festooned with local art amid Spanish Pueblo-style architecture and event venue views of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi. Both properties have undergone recent renovations.