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Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Indian Market | August 18 - 22, 2023 | Registration Closes: Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Join WCU's Friends of the Arts on an adventure to the Santa Fe Indian Market! These excursions fill up fast, so make sure to reserve your spot today!

Travel with a small group of Friends, led by Belcher College Dean George Brown and Denise Drury Homewood, Executive Director of Bardo Arts Center, to New Mexico for 5 days and 4 nights.  Trip highlights will include the Indian Market, visits to museums and galleries in the greater Santa Fe region, and special lectures and insights from WCU alum (and fellow traveler), Luzene Hill.  Our visits will be complemented by high-standard lodging near the plaza in Santa Fe (four nights), excellent local food and drink, and a trip pace intended to invite relaxation, inspiration, and conversation. 

Starting from: $3,525 per person/double occupancy


  • 4 nights lodging, Hotel Chimayo
  • Daily light breakfast in the hotel + 4 group meals
  • All touring / admissions, museum entrances and artist studio visits per itinerary
  • Ground transportation by chauffeured van, including airport transfer to and from Santa Fe airport.
  • Concierge / guide service provided by Explore Up Close

Click the link to learn more about this exciting opportunity. | See the trip Itinerary. 
Three photos left to right. First photo is of a bed with white linens and a red quilt, pillows and art above the bed look to have an Aztec influence. Second photo, three women at a market. Two are indigenous women holding feather fans. Third Image, person holding a hand crafted woven piece of art. Person is wearing a white dress with a blue necklace.


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