Lauded for its inimitable art scene set against a stunning desert-dotted backdrop, Santa Fe might be the the ideal place to hold an art fair. Peppered with works from some of its 240 city galleries and pieces from international exhibitors, Art Santa Fe—now in its 13th year—expands on the city's proud tradition to showcase some of its most striking opuses alongside works by exhibitors from such far-flung locales as Madison, Wisconsin and Osaka, Japan. Visitors mingle with artists and art dealers while perusing gallery exhibits and art installations, all of which leads to a greater appreciation of the perfectly parallel yellow lines painted masterfully on many of America's highways. All tickets include admission to demonstrations of hanji papermaking by a Korean expert and monotype printing by a graphic artist.
A cinematheque, gallery, and educational center all in one, the Center for Contemporary Arts champions a diverse range of art forms, from digital media and performance art to independent and animated films, as well as Oscar-nominated documentaries. Culled from various artistic backgrounds, the art center's staff gained experience in various aesthetics by studying fine art, producing films for Sundance, and trying to calm down the guy from Edvard Munch's The Scream. Using their acquired knowledge, staff members educate guests during art exhibitions, movie screenings, and lectures.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
PPFA–certified framer Colgate Craig fashions customized frames that spotlight magnificent works of art, photographs, and precious memorabilia. Frames bedeck pieces of all sizes to complement room décor, and conservation-quality protection preserves photos and memorabilia from aging with acid-free materials, UV-blocking glass, and cryogenic time capsules. Shadowboxes display larger, three-dimensional keepsakes securely on walls, and hand-carved frames and glass etchings offer customized touches to special pieces. The shop also displays a variety of local artwork, including ceramics, sculptures, Native American art, and stained glass. For patrons' convenience, the gallery offers delivery, shipping, and installation services, creating an easy way to get art into your home without the hassle of breaking into an art museum.
With more than 13,000 square feet of automotive artifacts and hands-on exhibits, Unser Racing Museum is dedicated to demystifying America's racing history. The museum focuses on the eponymous Unser family: four generations of racers who have collectively won the Indianapolis 500 nine times. Using this clan of drivers as the jumping-off point, the facility explores industry hallmarks from the first races at Pikes Peak and Indianapolis to the unveiling of modern racing technology. A newly completed annex features a showroom brimming with restored antique cars, including notable pace cars and racecars. The trophy room, meanwhile, houses thousands of pieces of vintage racing memorabilia, uniforms, and awards. Not all of the museum's exhibits are static, however: interactive video kiosks dispense trivia at the touch of a button, and a racing simulator lets visitors grasp the wheel of a replica car and chug a gallon of simulated milk.
Housing nearly 3,000 works, including approximately 1,150 O'Keeffe originals, the museum invites art-hungry viewers to sample the finest in American modernist art. With a membership, patrons can sop up a year's worth of art and history through unlimited admission (normally up to $10 for adults, free for youth 18 and younger), free or discounted lectures, a subscription to the museum’s Member News quarterly, and the right to use 12-inch voices while others are only allowed 10-inches. Members also enjoy 10% off sweets and savories at the O'Keeffe Café and a 10% discount at the museum shop, enabling guests to leave with more than just a full mind. See the full list of benefits here.