Free art events and activities
Santa Fe Botanical Garden Free for garden members and children under 6, $5 for non-members. Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., interactive nature and garden related activities. Thursday mornings in June and July until noon, families can play in the garden, make art, and learn about Northern New Mexico’s plants and animals.
Children’s Museum Free admission from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday for children 16 and younger. Activities include Pajama Tales from the Book Nook, a wind-down story time with a featured guest reader at 6 p.m.
Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico Museum of Art and New Mexico History Museum , are free on Sundays to New Mexico residents with identification. Children under 16 accompanied by an adult are admitted free at all times. Admission is free on Wednesdays to New Mexico residents age 60 and over.
New Mexico Museum of Art and New Mexico History Museum offer free admission from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Friday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
CURRENTS 2015: Sixth Santa Fe International New Media Festival opens June 12 at El Museo and the Railyard plaza. The citywide weekend event brings together the work of established and emerging New Media artists from New Mexico, the U.S. and the world. Events showcase interactive and fine art video installations, multimedia performances, single channel video, animation, digital dome programs, experimental documentary and web based/app art forms. All exhibitions and events are free except performances at the Lensic Performing Arts Center
ARTsmart Tempo celebration for art in the public schools. Sunday, June 14. During this full day of activities, participants celebrate the diversity of the Santa Fe community with morning music and dance for all ages. Register to participate in a fundraising walk, followed by entertainment at various venues and art activities and contests that encourage kids to join in. For details, visit www.artfeast.org or call 505-992-2787. ARTsmart’s ARTbarn Community Studio, 1516 Pacheco St.