The City Different is home to many stunning sights, but the wealth of architectural and natural beauty must compete with the incredible artwork. Walking around town, you’ll discover gallery after gallery filled with local art. If you want to experience some new during your visit, check out one of the glass blowing studios in Santa Fe. From shelves of colorful glass to learning sessions, you’ll find something special in our city.
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The Top Places to Experience Glass Blowing in Santa Fe
Liquid Light Glass
Liquid Light Glass is one of the premier glass blowing studios in Santa Fe. This award-winning art gallery provides visitors with an in-depth look at all of the work that goes into crafting a beautiful piece of glass artwork. Colorful bowls, urns, vases, champagne glasses, and other beautiful showcases grace the shelves in artist Elodie Holmes’s establishment. Liquid Light Glass is less than a 10-minute drive from Four Kachinas Inn and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Sunday).
Tesuque Glassworks is another fantastic glass blowing studio in Santa Fe. Artist Charlie Miner founded this workshop in 1975, and it still serves as a beacon of creation for many local artists. You can visit Tesuque Glassworks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to talk with the glassblowers and peruse their works of art. It’s about a 15-minute drive north from Four Kachinas.
Shidoni Gallery and Sculpture Gardens are also a part of the property. It’s the oldest gallery in the area that’s under the same ownership since the mid-70s and includes a Bronze Gallery, ArtsGallery, and Sculpture Garden. You can browse the beautiful collection of artwork after seeing how it’s made!
Prairie Dog Glass
If you’re searching for a workshop-based glass blowing experience in Santa Fe, then you need to visit Prairie Dog Glass. Here, you can observe and watch as artists craft beautiful works of art south of the city center. They even offer glass blowing sessions at an hourly rate. Praire Dog Glass doesn’t have a website, but you can check their Facebook page for artwork and updates.
Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery offers a window into local art. Sculptures and paintings from over three dozen of Santa Fe’s finest artists are on display here, and you can typically find a handful of blown glass. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (closed on Sunday). It’s also right across the street from the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market!
Canyon Road Art Galleries
Canyon Road is home to an extensive collection of renowned art galleries that feature everything from glass blown art to pottery. Below is a list of our top places to view a variety of genres:
- Meyer Gallery – Large collection of local artists
- Gerald Peters – American paintings and sculptures
- Nedra Matteucci – Western and Southwester works
- Manitou Galleries – Sculptures, paintings, prints, and jewelry
Four Kachinas Inn provides you with the ultimate Santa Fe getaway. Not only do our rooms contain locally made art and furnishings, but we also sit within walking distance of all the art galleries located on Canyon Road and near the heart of the city. Our complimentary breakfast will have you ready to get out and explore during your time here.
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