Santa Fe Tidbits: Thanksgiving weekend and more….

It’s the week before Thanksgiving and a bit quiet.  But wait until after Turkey Day; there is a lot to do. We’re headed for Denver so will miss this great stuff. Wish we were here.

Jet Blue Santa Fe

Fly the skies to Santa Fe via Albuquerque with JetBlue, photo/courtesy Jet Blue

The big news is it’s going to be easier to travel from the greater NYC area to Albuquerque, the gateway to Santa Fe. JetBlue will begin offering non-stop service on April 22, 2019. They are offering a special fare in homage to iconic Route 66, book through Friday, November 23rd and your fare may be as low as $66 one-way for travel between April 22ndand May 22, 2019. Welcome JetBlue. Hope some other airlines take the hint and begin offering non-stops.

Ski Santa Fe, scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day had to postpone due to lack of snowfall. They are.

Santa Fe art:
There are a couple of art events over Thanksgiving weekend:
SWAIA’s Winter Indian Market details are in last week’s Tidbits. Another Native American art show, the American Indian Heritage Art Market takes place on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th at the Santa Fe Hilton on Sandoval Street. Admission to the show, presented by the Indian Arts and Crafts Association in honor of Native American Heritage month (November), is free. Hours both days are 10am to 4pm.

Santa Fe art

Artist Paul Murray on view on La Cienega’s Studio Tour, photo/Paul Murray via La Cienega Studio Tour

If you’re a fan of artists’ studio tours, the 39th La Cienega Studio Tour is on Saturday, November, 25th and Sunday, November 26th from 10am to 5pm both days. Fifteen artists will display work. Six will be on view at Sunrise Springs Resort on La Piños Road and all artists in the show will have at least one piece on display there. You can also pick up a tour map there. Take 599 to the North Frontage Road or Exit 276 (599 Relief Road) from I-25. There will be signs to the tour from there.

Santa Fe art

Tom Noble[s painting Adobe at Ventana Fine Art photo/courtesy Ventana Fine Art

Gallery openings:
Ventana Fine Art is hosting an opening Saturday, December 8, from 1 to 3pm for a show of water colors by Taos artist Tom Noble. He is a past recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art. The show runs through December 31.

Axle Contemporary, the gallery on wheels presents BOOKS ON WHEELS featuring books they’ve published and art from those books. It runs from November 29th through December 9th. The event also marks the release of their latest book, LANDINGS: birds in the park, by Christy Hengst. Check the gallery’s website for their ever-changing location.

Lighting of Ledoux

Luminarias lit for Christmas on Taos’ Ledoux Street, photo/Jim O’Donnell

Taos news:
The annual Lighting of Ledoux, one of the highlights of the Taos’ Christmas season is on Saturday, December 8th from 5 to 8pm. This tiny historic street, home to the Harwood Museum, the Blumenschein Home and Museum and some of the town’s galleries, will be awash in farolitos. Other Christmas activities include Los Posadas (the traditional northern New Mexican reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a room at the inn) the candlelight procession, Midnight Mass and Christmas Day dances at the Taos Pueblo are also among the Christmas traditions of the different cultures who settled here.

We’re heading out to spend Thanksgiving with family. Tidbits will be back with lots of holiday happenings on Tuesday, December 4th.  We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

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