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A local directory of innovative and experimental curatorial projects and exhibition spaces in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


After Hours Alliance

Santa Fe

The AHA Festival of Progressive Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico now produces two events each year, The Art of The Machine in the Siler-Rufina Nexus in July, and String of Lights: A Holiday Market in Downtown Santa Fe in December.


AHA believes that the arts should move people forward–as a community, as artists, and as the recipients of the experience of the work. When art and art forms get locked into boxes of commoditization and control, they can hold a community back. The progressive arts are about exploring ways to strategically remove the constraints that communities may inadvertently place upon the arts in order to create an inclusive space for exploration, allowing the arts to move everyone forward.


photo: La Sala de San José. Photo by Ernest Knee, 1938


930 Baca St. Suite C  

Santa Fe, NM 87505  

(Two doors down from Counter Culture)

Axle Contemporary

Mobile. Daily location at

Housed in the back of a custom retrofitted 1970 aluminum stepvan, Axle Contemporary is an art gallery on wheels. We exhibit installation art, performance, works on paper, including photography, drawing, and painting, and occasionally sculpture. Our mobility allows us to visit both typical art venues and unusual ones, such as schools, empty lots, restaurants, grocery stores,and city streets. Our 6' x 10' exhibition space features high wood ceilings, exposed beams, track lighting and a magnetically based system for displaying unframed works on paper.


Axle has since grown beyond the confines of the mobile exhibition space, and also includes book publishing, and alternative methods of creation and dissemination of contemporary arts in the public sphere.  facebook   instagram


Annual event in June at El Museo Cultural in the Santa Fe Railyard

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA provides the community with opportunities to experience New Media Arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces. Over 7,000 visitors attended festival events in 2016. The Festival is enjoyed by a broad demographic – children spinning through the galleries reveling in interactive New Media – seniors contemplating image and meaning – working class families – and savvy collectors.



5. (Five Spot)

2351 Fox Rd. no. 700

Santa Fe

Open Wednesday all day and by appointment.




Foto Forum

1716 Paseo De Peralta

Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 470-2582


Foto Forum Santa Fe is a 501(c)3 non-profit that creates an artistic space to explore the current relationship between photography, storytelling, science, and technology through artist exhibitions, workshops, visiting artist lectures, research, and community outreach.

Freeform Art Space

1619 C de Baca Lane, Santa Fe

We are a contemporary art exhibition space in Santa Fe, NM,


we curate several artist shows per year. we take chances and move into uncharted art worlds. we provide space for curators/artists to have shows.


La Sala de Galisteo

5637 St. Rt. 41, Galisteo, NM 87540

Originally built in 1899 as a dance hall, La Sala de San José is a centerpiece in the colorful history of the village of Galisteo. La Sala showcases the current art, writing, and music of this important national heritage area in the Galisteo Basin. La Sala de Galisteo is the organization dedicated to restore and preserve this historic site to all.


In addition to our exhibition programming, we present speakers who address a theme related to the exhibits. This year’s, “Best Seats in the House” is accompanied by four evenings of lectures + films on “Architected Spaces”.


photo: La Sala de San José. Photo by Ernest Knee, 1938



No Land

54 1/2 E. San Francisco Street #7

Strangers Collective's new art space, NO LAND, features solo and small group exhibitions by artists, writers and performers. Dedicated to those ready to take the next step in their careers, NO LAND invites emerging artists to develop and show complete bodies of work.




Offroad Productions

2891-B Trades West Road

Santa Fe, NM 87507


Created in 2013, Offroad Productions features quarterly curated exhibitions selected by curators engaged to realize their vision. Emphasis is on artists who are working outside the box and off the beaten path in challenging, provocative, and otherwise less commercial parameters in their work.


Exhibitions are geared primarily toward an opening event on Saturdays, followed by a week of “by appointment only” opportunities to view the show.  Offroad Productions’ events take place in the studio of Michael Freed.


1410 Second Street

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Since 2001, PHIL SPACE gallery has served as a forum in which artists are free to break their own limits and arrive at highly personalized expression. PHIL SPACE serves as a jumping off point for deepening community dialogue. We believe our relationships with one another and with the art we make is fundamental to the development of language, method and meaning. 




Radical Abacus

1226 Calle de Comercio

Santa Fe 87507

My approach is explicitly focused on artists and the work they produce, rather than the discourses that frame their work. One way that I’ve found participants for the shows I’ve curated has been by asking artists whose work inspires me, “who is making art that compels you?”  In this way, my practice traces artist-generated networks of admiration and influence.




Railyard Art Project


corner of Guadalupe and Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe

The Railyard Art Project presents visual and performing art projects that are vital, lively and experimental for temporary installation within the Railyard Park + Plaza. The Railyard Art Committee selects thoughtful, playful art in the context of social, cultural expression and environmental sustainability. Such issues may include – but are not limited – cultural heritage, site history, ecological restoration, and the building of a sustainable future. Most importantly, projects  emphasize community enjoyment, engagement and participation. 



Santa Fe Community Screenprinting

1504 Cerrillos Rd

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe's Co-op style workshop to learn screen printing! Either print yourself with monitor help and offering some printing services.


Show Pony

501 Franklin Ave

Santa Fe, NM 87501 

Show Pony Gallery is a highly-curated space that shoulders neutrality and yields itself to another; thereby explicating the adjacencies between identity, practice, and output. Show Pony Gallery is a space that is consensual. It is a space that requires your attention. This is a living, breathing, space that encompasses a true, intimate exchange between artist and audience.

Show Pony is wheelchair accessible.

Show Pony is a sober space.



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