August Kicks Off Art Celebration At Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

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SANTA FE Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder celebrates art year-round, but with beautiful weather and majestic sunsets, August marks the launch of an exclusive roster of resort events and activities that celebrate Santa Fe’s Native artists and deep-rooted culture.
From live painting classes and Pojoaque youth hoop dances to Poeh art showcases and a $2 million art collection, there’s no shortage of inspirational activities available to resort guests and locals.
Each Thursday in August and September, the spectacular Red Sage patio invites art enthusiasts to celebrate American artistry with a two-hour painting class hosted by internationally renowned artist Robbi Firestone. Through her efforts, Robbi continues to bring worldwide attention to Santa Fe’s contemporary art scene.
“We love painting on the patio, and we are thrilled to continue our third annual partnership with Robbi Firestone by sharing our love for the arts with our guests,” said Christi Windle, director of sales and marketing, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder.
Starting Aug. 9, the following events and activities are be available at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder through the end of September.
  • Painting Classes – On Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., the resort will treat attendees to extended happy hour specials while they explore their creative side. The cost is $45 per person, which includes the painting lesson and art supplies.
  • Youth Hoop Dance Performances – Pueblo of Pojoaque youth hoop dance performances will take place every Friday at 6 p.m. in the resort lobby.
  • Poeh Native Art Showcases – Every Thursday and Friday from 5-7 p.m., resort guests and locals can visit and purchase one-of-a-kind art pieces including pottery, jewelry and stone sculptures. From traditional to avant-garde, each hand-crafted piece celebrates the rich traditions of the pueblos.
Guests are also invited to take a complimentary tour of the resort’s curated art collection, valued at over $2.5 million, by downloading the Geotourist app and following the user-friendly directions available at the Concierge’s desk. Based on exact location, users can access a comprehensive auto-play guided audio tour and learn all about the remarkable displays of pottery, painting, sculpture, mosaics and weavings. While exploring the resort, guests will find works of art representing every Native Tribe within New Mexico.
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