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Why You Need to Feast Your Eyes on the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden

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The City Different marches to the beat of its own drum. The art and culture scenes here are a big reason as to why our city is so unique. You can visit an incredible array of stunning galleries across town, from the Plaza to Canyon Road, but if you want to venture out and experience local art in a one-of-a-kind natural setting, head south of the city to the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden. This exquisite collection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures highlights the life and work of a world-class artist.

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Your Guide to Experiencing the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden

What Will You See at This Outdoor Gallery?

Allan Houser was one of Santa Fe’s most renowned artists known for his drawings, paintings, notable sculptures. He purchased a 50-acre plot of land located just south of Santa Fe, where you can visit some of his most famous works during your trip. The Allan Houser Sculpture Garden features a group of studios and a beautiful outdoor area that you can explore during a tour of the grounds. The outdoor garden displays over 80 of his works ranging from abstract to representational. Among his most notable works are Abstract Orange and his collection of bronze owls. While this is the highlight of this major artistic hub outside of the City Different, you can also tour the collection of studios where you can see a showcase of Houser’s paintings and drawings.

If you want to view exquisite, world-class works from a famous local artist, this gorgeous outdoor art gallery needs to be on your list of things to do during your trip to Santa Fe.

When Should You Visit?

The Allan Houser Sculpture Garden does not have normal hours like most art galleries here in the City Different. It is open by appointment only. You can call (505) 471-1528 to book a tour or event at this incredible art venue!

Where Is the Allen Houser Sculpture Garden?

Although most of Santa Fe is within walking distance of our Inn, you will need to drive to the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden. It’s about a 30-minute drive south of the city and is a great place to stop before exploring the Tourquoise Trail.

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