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Santa Fe Weekend: Art and Tradition

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Adventure hosted by Rachel At Atlas Obscura

3 days
Moderate activity level
Includes food, transport
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Spend a weekend immersed in the rich history, deeply rooted tradition, and constantly evolving art-scape of northern New Mexico. We’ll weave our way through Santa Fe and beyond, taking a behind-the-scenes tour of Santa Fe’s artist studios, exploring an adobe farmhouse replete with new media art, and learning the ins and outs of crafting traditional Pueblo pottery. Alongside local artists and tribal members, we’ll delve into the region’s history and heritage, joining our host for a homemade feast-day style meal, dipping our fingers into the healing soil of El Santuario de Chimayo, and satisfying our palates with some famously sweet and smoky heirloom Chimayo peppers.

This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Santa Fe are not included in the trip cost.

This trip is limited to 12 travelers.
Spend a weekend immersed in the rich history, deeply rooted tradition, and constantly evolving art-scape of northern New Mexico. We’ll weave our way through Santa Fe and beyond, taking a behind-the-scenes tour of Santa Fe’s artist studios, exploring an adobe farmhouse replete with new media art, and learning the ins and outs of crafting traditional Pueblo pottery. Alongside local artists and tribal members, we’ll delve into the region’s history a…

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What's included

  • Food
    1 dinner, 1 lunch, 1 tasting menu
  • Transport
    1 bus ride

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Artists in Residence
    Explore the homes and galleries of Santa Fe's premier contemporary artists.
  • Day 2
    Pueblo Pottery & Sacred Soil
    Join our host, a former tribal governor, for a traditional feast-day-style meal in San Ildefonso Pueblo.
  • Day 3
    Contemporary Art Crawl
    Step inside private artist studios for an intimate look at the work produced by contemporary artists in Santa Fe.
From £1,019
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Rachel At Atlas Obscura

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I'm your Atlas Obscura Program Manager. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences.

Elaine Ritchel will be leading your trip. She holds a master's degree in Art History and has worked as a gallery teacher and art museum educator in the US and abroad. She specializes in discussion-based teaching and creates meaningful, art-centered experiences that promote visual literacy and inspire personal awareness. She is the founder of Santa Fe Art Tours, where she reenergizes the museum and gallery-going experience with tours that invite you to look at art in a new way.
I'm your Atlas Obscura Program Manager. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences.

Elaine Ritchel will be leading your trip. She holds a master's degree in Art History and has worked as a gallery teacher a…
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In partnership with Atlas Obscura

An Atlas Obscura Adventure
This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.


Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.
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Meals and stays included

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Local expertise

Hosts expertly design each trip to immerse you in local culture.

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Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.

Where you'll be

After meeting at The Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, we'll spend three days visiting studios, galleries, and other art spaces. We'll head to Canyon Road, Art House, San Ildefonso Pueblo, El Santuario de Chimayo, and finally the Santa Fe Railyard.

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Photos courtesy of Tourism Santa Fe.

What to bring

We’re so excited that you’ll be joining us on our adventure to Santa Fe! A few months prior to the trip, we’ll be sending out a packing list, along with additional information and resources to help you prepare.