Santa Fean     

Publisher's Note

THIRTY YEARS AGO, when I first got to Santa Fe, the month of August was defined by Indian Market. Seemingly every art event—and almost every other event during the month—was somehow connected to this world-class gathering of spectacular Native American artists. To an extent, this is still true. Be sure to see Native Arts magazine within this issue of Santa Fean.

While Santa Fe Indian Market continues to be a force in our community, and we acknowledge the extraordinary craftsmanship and creativity on display, it is now one of the many incredible events that make Santa Fe so special. As the city continues to grow, more artists and other creative types are arriving to excite locals and attract visitors.

International artists are alive and well in Santa Fe, not just during the International Folk Art Market in July but all year, showing at many of our premier art galleries. In this issue, we introduce you to several artists from all over the world who have brought their extraordinary talents to our city. We have come a long way from the days when all you saw in Santa Fe were landscapes and cowboys. Clearly, we now hold our own with other major art cities around the world.

Santa Fe’s creativity does not end with visual art. You also have a wonderful opportunity to experience our world-renowned musical offerings such as The Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Desert Chorale, ProMusica, Santa Fe Symphony, and many more. Special concerts at The Opera, after their season ends, include popular artists like The Mavericks and Robert Earl Keen.

And there’s more. You will see a beautiful home in which a talented team of design and building professionals used their individual and collective creativity to bring out the best in an old world–style hacienda. We also introduce you to novelist Peter Heller, who applies his creativity to the written word.
Welcome to Santa Fe’s most vibrant time of the year. Prepare your senses and relax. Whether you live here or are visiting, our little city becomes very large during this magical time.

BRUCE ADAMS                                         Click here for Seen Around

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