Railyard Arts District
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The RAILYARD ARTS DISTRICT is Santa Fe's premier destination for focused regional and international contemporary art. Located 7 blocks southwest of the Plaza, the spacious warehouse style venues are within walking. The RAILYARD ARTS DISTRICT seeks to add to the excitement of the Railyard through coordinated events like the Last Friday Art Walk & Free Fridays at SITE Santa Fe.
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Elfma
Greenwich, CT459 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
ART and beauty is why you come to Santa Fe. This newly developed space adjacent to the rail yard and farmers market space is a nice change of pace. Various galleries, various price points. We loved ART VAULT, a two story free display space dedicated to audio/visual and kinetic pieces. The farmers market is one of the best.See website for house. Have a corn or Chile Mexican ice cream at La Lecheria. Take the beautiful double decker train to Alburquerque through beautiful terrain, 1.5 hours each way FOR $2.
Written September 15, 2022
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Mark C
4 contributions
May 2022
We booked an Air BnB condo in the Railyard District for a two-day stop in Santa Fe and loved it. My wife and I and two older teens loved the vibe and the fact we could walk to various places to eat. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Cowgirl Bar! While we didn't love the BBQ, the mix of authentic cowboys and hippies, mingling on the eclectic patio, with live music, was amazing. It's possible to walk to the Plaza and Canyon Road, but we chose to drive. Don't miss Canyon Road! We are not "Art enthusiasts", but the outdoor courtyards filled with fun, unique, art pieces and sculptures, was probably our favorite part of our visit. We had planned to do Bandelier and / or Tent Rocks, but unfortunately, both were closed (Bandelier re-opened a few days after we left). We would have been disappointed, but got plenty of hiking in during the rest of our trip through southern Colorado and Utah. Overall, a very good experience, but you don't need more than one or two days to explore unless you hit the hiking and sightseeing areas in the surrounding area.
Written June 1, 2022
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EmmaJames36
Chicago, IL106 contributions
Aug 2022
We visited last Sunday as my husband was really interested in seeing the "Artists market". There were some very talented artists who had made some beautiful pieces of jewelry and art to sell, but the building is very small and we walked the whole place in under 20 minutes. Outside the craft building there is a large REI and a movie theatre but many of the storefronts in the plaza were closed with signs that say "coming soon".
Written August 12, 2022
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Bob J
Southport, NC951 contributions
Jul 2021
For the previous reviews, it's obvious they missed the art galleries on Guadalupe and didn't visit on a Saturday during the Farmer's or Artist's markets. If they had, they would have found crowds of people, great vegetables and a series of artists selling their wares under small tents. It's a SCENE on Saturdays in the summer. I'm good this is one of the largest farmer's markets in the country, though it was even larger when I visited 12 years ago.
Written July 17, 2021
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Jim B
Grapeview, WA1,272 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed our time here, however it wasn't quite what we expected. It has definitely resurrected a part of town that had run down after the decline of the railroads, however at the cost of losing many historic buildings.

In one area, the historic railroad buildings have been preserved and repurposed. Around the rest of the area, new buildings have been built to resemble warehouse type buildings that were originally in the area.

It is mostly filled with restaurants, brewpubs, a few shops, a theater, and an REI. Although it is labeled as an arts district, we didn't really see much art. It was nice to see an actual farmers market with produce for sale, rather than an arts and crafts market.
Written September 21, 2021
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson17,903 contributions
Oct 2021
How lucky were we! Out on a walk and happening upon the last few minutes of this really super artists' show. The vendor had beautiful and unique shirts she designs and was kind enough to stay open so we could make a purchase.

The Railyard has certainly become a major attraction in Santa Fe. Over the years, we've seen it blossom to become a destination. While there, a big bike race was winding down and all participants were met with full-throttle rounds of amplified applause. This is community togetherness as it should be.

Adjacent to the railyard is a truly special park for children of all ages (that would be you and me, and the little ones too). But that is the subject of another review.

Santa Fe is evolving. The Railyard is a reminder of how far it has come and suggests the best is yet to come!
Written October 22, 2021
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Susan H
Tacoma, WA2,461 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Here on Saturday you will find a nice little farmer’s market and on Sundays there is and an Artisan Market . There is also a building here called El Mercado Del Museo which houses lots of items for sale including crafts, rugs, rocks, western wear, antiques and so much more! Parking can be interesting. We easily parked our dually for $5 at the New Mexico School for the Arts! It was a little bit of a walk but easy in and out and the money went to the school.
Written May 7, 2022
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Ned S
Jerusalem, Israel209 contributions
Aug 2022
An interesting local spot worth the visit. Don't miss the Art Vault and the other galleries. Evoke Contemporary is a MUST-SEE - art that takes your breath away featuring the brilliant work of Louisa McElwain
Written September 8, 2022
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HarpistSantaFe
Santa Fe207 contributions
Mar 2020
It was a terrific idea to develop this area, but sadly nothing happened. The main buildings remain unoccupied and any businesses that tried to move in have failed. There is a mediocre restaurant and a good multiplex theatre. Other than that it is a wasteland!
Written February 17, 2021
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zombienic
Minnesota1,251 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Walked through this area during the disappointing Farmers Market. We weren't allowed in one of the buildings because we had coffee! Ridiculous. Not much to look at, my pictures show anything we saw that was remotely interesting. There was one man playing music on a guitar and singing. Architecture in Santa Fe is neat, but you can see better things in other parts of the city.
Written April 2, 2021
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