Mixed Media The Edible Art Tour
It is a time-honored local Friday-night practice for penniless art students to consume their fill of hors d’oeuvres and wine at gallery openings. While under these circumstances such food and libation are sometimes merely adequate, the annual Edible Art Tour takes that tradition, guarantees impeccable fare, and changes the rules ever so slightly to benefit the nonprofit organization ARTsmart’s programs for New Mexico youth. For just $35 per person, hungry art lovers can spend the evenings of Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., grazing catered spreads from the kitchens of Santa Fe’s most popular restaurants inside dozens of galleries.
Whether your tastes run to beloved New Mexican staples like The Shed, Gabriel’s, and The Pantry or to the upscale offerings of Joseph’s, Sazón, and State Capital Kitchen, there is something for everyone. It is a great opportunity to check out some of the city’s newer eateries, including Sabor Peruano and Café Sonder, as well as more obscure offerings, such as the pickling establishment Barrio Brinery and a housecleaning and catering business called The Butler Did It. Participating galleries include Pippin Contemporary, Ventana Fine Art, Windsor Betts Art Brokerage, and The Torres Gallery. Friday night’s tour covers the downtown area, and Saturday’s takes place on Canyon Road. Tickets ($35 each night) and a full schedule are available at www.artfeast.org and from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (505-988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org). — Jennifer Levin
Scenes from ARTsmart’s 2016 Edible Art Tour; photos Amanda Neiter