Santa Fe University of Art and Design hosts a summer of workshops. SFUAD presenteth ArtFest—a three-week festival smack full of activity. The International ArtFest boasts a student body and faculty from 13 different nations. Running from July 8 through 26, the fest began with a commencement ceremony (basically a whole deli case of workshops for Artfesters and the community alike). The SFUAD quad was converted into a picnic-style extravaganza, a buffet, musicians, carnies on stilts, festival attendees and poets. While hired trapeze artists flipped through mid-air, a bluegrass band serenaded the crowd, and (to boot), just across the campus, a poetry reading was in the works (Pulitzer Prize recipient Louise Glück (who instructs a workshop during the festival) read alongside fellow poet Dana Levin (who also instructs a workshop during said festival) about hotel rooms, sky burials and Greek goddesses). And I can't really do the evening justice because from 5 to 10 pm, a clustermuck of activity was held. And so the arts festival has begun. To check it out for yourself, visit artfestsf.com.
Photo by Hayley Trone
Wise Fool New Mexico artists perform on the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Quad during opening ceremony of ArtFest13 on Tuesday, July 9.