Santa Fe

Welcome to Santa Fe, New Mexico, the site of the annual conference of the RMDASA.

This city has a robust art scene and is home to many world-class galleries.  Santa Fe also hosts a renowned opera, a chamber music festival, and Shakespeare in the Park during the summer months.  Santa Fe offers some of the best shopping and dining experiences to be found anywere, particularly for artwork and for southwestern fare.

On this page, we will include some suggestions about what to do and see in Santa Fe.  To get you started, here is a helpful link to the official travel site for Santa Fe, maintained by the New Mexico Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Our conference runs concurrently with the annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.  It’s an exaggeration to say that the town’s population doubles in size during this event, but not much.  In spite of the heavy traffic,  it’s worth your while to make a pilgrimage to the top of Museum Hill.

Opera lovers will want to check out the open-air Santa Fe Opera.  Opera season runs June-August.

There are a number of shops and galleries in downtown Santa Fe where you can spend a pretty penny on finery, but bargain hunters should check out the Santa Fe Flea south of town.

The Railyard District is a great place to hang out–low key, but with a lot going on.  Live performances, good food, a farmer’s market . . .

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