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Schedule of Events Get psyched for the amazing lineup of events at the 2012 Santa Fe Reporter Arts Festival! For tickets and additional information, visit COURTESY HEARTLESS BASTARDS

Wednesday, Sept. 12 Passion Pit 7:30 pm at the Santa Fe Convention Center Thursday, Sept. 13 Art of the Brew: the Santa Fe Reporter Beer Festival 5 pm-9 pm at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion Saturday, Sept. 15 Heartless Bastards and Bob Log III* 6 pm at the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza Sunday, Sept. 16 AHA Fest* 11 am-9 pm at the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza Tuesday, Sept. 18 Wilco with special guest Jonathan Richman 7 pm at the Santa Fe Opera

Wednesday, Sept. 19 Rodney Crowell 7:30 pm at Santa Fe Sol Wednesday, Sept. 19 Mike Birbiglia’s “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” 8 pm at The Lensic Thursday Sept. 20 MIX at Molly’s* RE:MIKE Kickoff Party 6 pm–8 pm at Molly’s Kitchen and Lounge, 1611 Calle Lorca Friday, Sept. 21 A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”* 7 pm at CinemaCafé, 1616 St. Michael’s Drive

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 21–22 Fusion Theatre’s “Other Desert Cities” 8 pm Friday; 2 pm and 8 pm Saturday at The Lensic Saturday, Sept. 22 Henry Rollins’ “Capitalism” 7 pm at Santa Fe Sol Saturday, Sept. 22 Big Freedia 10 pm at Stats Sports Bar & NightLife Sunday, Sept. 23 An Evening with Nils Frahm 7 pm at O’Shaughnessy Performance Space, Benildus Hall, Santa Fe University of Art & Design

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Santa Fe’s second annual AHA Fest is a celebration of local, progressive artists and musicians. Last year’s festival drew more than 2,000; this year, the folks at the After Hours Alliance are working hard to make it bigger, better and more exciting all around.


The festival is free to the public and will run from 11 am until 9 pm, with five stages of music including stages curated by Team Everything, High Mayhem and Warehouse 21. Additional participants include Meow Wolf, Squirrel Mart, Axle Contemporary and

Meow Wolf Publishing, in addition to more than 50 artists and musicians. Artists and performers were selected through an application process that took place in early July. “We were really excited because this year we got a huge

increase in applications over last year,” festival organizer Shannon Murphy says. “It’s clear that we’ll need to be prepared to expand the festival every year in order to accommodate all of the talented people that want to participate.” In the following pages, read

about the festival’s generous coproducers as well as the many talented artists and performers who provide the creative muscle and innovation behind this event. For more information, visit or

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AHA Fest Co-Producers The following groups, galleries and organizations played an integral role in putting together this year’s AHA Festival.

Axle Contemporary is showing We Are Experiencing Some Turbulence, a site-specific installation by Michael Schippling that consists of a truck filled with small objects that move in what may or may not be random order.

full-service pop-up shop just east of SITE Santa Fe featuring art, crafts and performance by artists including Amy Westphal, Amy Buetens, Kelley Plymesser, Gen Hayashida, Kate Russell, Michael Lujan, Marquee Reno, Erika Wanenmacher, Ann High Mayhem Emerging Fulater and Tuscany Wenger. Arts produces a stage of improvisational and experiSITE Santa Fe offers free mental music from noon to 6 admission to their celebrated pm near the entrance to the MO/RE/AL: Art in The Age Farmers Market building at of Truthiness exhibition from Paseo de Peralta. Performers noon until 5 pm. will include the experimental future-folk act Black Iron Team Everything produces Trio, the QT (a project by an electronica stage in the Mike Rowland of The Late Railyard Park from 2 pm-9 Severa Wires), a solo set by pm. When the main stage Johnny Bell of Cloacas, a rare ends at 8 pm, head across solo performance by JA Dino the street to finish off the Deane, the drum/bass/elec- night with a good, old-fashtronics duo iNK oN pAPER ioned dance party! The party and The Proxemics (returning features DJs Melanie Moore, after their appearance at the Erin E. and Feathericci; origi2011 festival). nal sets by Sattva Ananda and Brian Mayhall; and the world Meow Wolf Publishing dis- premier of Public Address, a plays works by Nick Chiarella, new original electronica duo Winter Riddle, Zevin Polzin, composed of Ben Wright and Winston Riley, Megan Burns, Andrew Bowen. Kirstiann Bushman, Sarah Bradley, Akira Watts and Warehouse 21 hosts an Christoper Johnson, as well as open house from noon until 3 host readings by Akira Watts, pm featuring DJ Mickey Paws, Nick DePascal, Joanne Dwyer a live abstract spray-paint and Christopher Johnson. mural by Matthew Rivera and a forum on the future of art SquirrelMart sets up a and music in the Railyard.

Visual Artists These artists, both well-known and undersung in Santa Fe’s expansive visual arts scene, will present a variety of innovative, progressive works at next week’s second annual AHA Festival. COURTESY LUKE DORMAN


manufacture kits and parts for 100 simple pull toys and distribute them to children attending the festival on a first-come, firstserve basis. Robin D Williams creates a “pop-up gallery/salon” to display work and teach visitors the simple, fluid technique of contour line drawing, using musicians and dancers as models. Erin Mankins and Ernest W.X. Bell display SHADOW MESSENGERS, threedimensional silhouette fabric sculptures surrounded by large mixed-media works. TC McGee shows new works that explore form (human and architectural) through the photographic image. Lara Nickel and Brianna Fristoe create a “Faux-to Studi-aux,” a pop-up photo studio styled in textiles and geometrics, and invite attendees to have their instant photograph taken for a low price. COURTESY 12 TONS OF LETTERPRESS


Ruchell Alexander (bottom right) shows larger, multi-figured acrylic paintings inspired by the early Cubist painters. Todd Ryan White returns after an appearance in 2011 to display new drawings, posters and skateboards. Tim Jag displays new work and allow attendees to play a “Spin the Wheel” game to win prizes of original works of art. 12 Tons of Letterpress (bottom left) will display, sell, and take orders for custom posters made on an antique letterpress, including a limited-edition poster for the 2012 AHA Fest. Cyrus McCray follows up his 2011 This Is Performance installation with a carefully designed interactive piece that will thrill and startle.

Andrew Kastner designs an interactive, kinetic video installation that encourages participants to run through a small “course” while being captured and viewed on video. Brandon Soder sets up a photobooth for his YearBook project, taking portraits of festival attendees that will later be bound in a volume designed to look like a high school yearbook. Cannupa Hanska sets up a “carnie game” with original works of art—stuffed toys with ceramic faces—as prizes. Chris Collins displays modular, sculptural works of art that can be purchased as

individual pieces or as a whole. Dani Katz creates a massive Shrinky Dink installation with twigs, string and “figurative and landscape-dappled” Shrinky Dinks. Damon and Sabrina Griffith of Flying Wall Studios display 100 of their breathtaking, handmade puppets and perform periodic, short puppet shows.

installation created from discarded objects and unwanted materials that will “give filth a new meaning” and “remind the viewer that nothing can ever truly be thrown away.” Luke Dorman (top left) returns after his 2011 grocery-store installation to display new drawings in a large group.

SCUBA, the brain trust behind the Baca-Street gallery space Caldera, returns to the festival after an appearance in 2011 to display new works.

Molly Wagoner will set up a photo booth and invite attendees to have an object of personal significance photographed in order to capture patterns of wear and other signs of “the life of an object in relation to its owner.”

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Benji Geary creates a fully immersive environment to provide a multi-dimensional experience of “commercials from the future.” Esteban Bojorquez (top right) will install “Mr. Bends,” who is nearly 10 feet tall and, if not bulletproof, at least bulletresistant. Linda Wiener displays interactive sculptures that explore the behavior of and interactions between “human and nonhuman animals.” At 7000 Films shows five locally produced music videos of local artists Flamingo Pink and iNK oN pAPER, Pillars and Tongues of Chicago, Ezza Rose of Portland, and Accordion Crimes of Denver.


Performers These performers offer a range of musical work, installation art and other awesome creations that defy definition at the second annual AHA Fest. COURTESY FLAMINGO PINK




Anthony Leon & The Chain, one of the edgiest and most creative bands within Santa Fe’s well established the IndieAmericana set, performs their potent, powerful alt-country songs. As In We (center, p. 9), also following up a summer tour, performs a set of their soaring, visceral instrumental post-rock. Often compared to Explosions in The Sky, the band recently became a quartet with the addition of Eliza Lutz (formerly of Prolly). Nikesha Breeze (top center) performs “Searching for Shams: The Blood of The Beloved,” a solo movement/performance art piece drawn from butoh dance, modern dance and physical theater. Flamingo Pink (top left), Santa Fe’s favorite lullaby-folk songstress, performs a set of new acoustic pieces on guitar.


The Free Range Ramblers (bottom right) bring their fresh, sophisticated take on the classic string band, playing traditional fiddle tunes, bluegrass, Americana, and original songs. GoGoSnapRadio performs new songs hot on the heels of a month-long summer tour and new album release. The duo is known for their quirky pop songs of nontraditional meter and instrumentation, the latter including glockenspiel, trash can lid, metals, bells and found objects. Ross Hamlin performs his Dubstep Puppet Show, an “evolving, time-traveling story involving ‘hipsters’ from both today and circa 1943.” Karrie Hopper (top right), an up-andcomer in the Santa Fe music scene by way of

Austin, Tex., performs a set of her earnest, ’60s-reminiscent mountain-folk songs. Keyboard brings his uniquely misanthropic brand of electronic pop music to the festival with a set inspired by “science fiction authors, Batman comic books and Twilight Zone episodes.” Emilee Lord positions performers throughout the festival, each with a different verb printed on their shirts to dictate the choreography they will be performing. Marimba Fantasticos, the children’s marimba band from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, inspires with a popup set of acoustic marimba madness. Deirdre Morris contributes a pop-up, interdisciplinary performance art piece.

Pitch & Bark (bottom, p. 9) brings a unique blend of post-punk and art-rock to the festival. With guitar and vocals like Page Hamilton reborn, Pitch & Bark is one of the most active bands performing in Santa Fe today. Santa Fe Disco Brawlers provides popup demonstrations of their Roller Derby moves, both cruising and bruising. The Sticky brings their singular brand of infectious, dirty funk music to the festival. One of the newest bands on the scene in Santa Fe, The Sticky is re-inventing funk music for the high desert and the new millennium. Treemotel (top, p. 9) takes the stage after a summer tour and new album release. This indie-rock five-piece born of the SFUAD music scene is one of the most




prolific musical acts in Santa Fe, having recently released three studio records in just under a year. We Drew Lightning, with their roots firmly in Santa Fe’s underground experimental music scene, performs new songs that combine epic, echoey melodies with

freak-out moments of chaotic writhing. Young Lungs, Albuquerque’s up-andcoming indie-rock quintet, performs songs from their debut album, whose uncontained vocals and soaring trumpet parts evoke an angrier, grungier Neutral Milk Hotel.


Art Party By Alex De Vore BRANDON JOHNSON

Summer is coming to an end, and with it comes the 2012 Santa Fe Reporter Arts Festival, a full week of—get this—arts and music presented in various locations throughout the city. Part of this artsy week is the 2nd Annual AHA Fest, a sort of festival within a festival going down on Sunday, Sept. 16 in and around the Railyard Plaza, Warehouse 21, Site Santa Fe, etc. This is one of the few times that such a high volume of local talent will come together, and it’s absolutely free. What more do you need? An interview with local culture enthusiasts Shannon Murphy and Red Cell? Fine. You got it.

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SFR: Last year’s fest was pretty huge. What can we expect this time around? Shannon Murphy: We’re growing this year by inviting collectives and organizations to get involved, whereas last year we offered booths and space to individual artists. So even though they only count as one artist technically, Team Everything and High Mayhem and Squirrel Mart each have many members, so our artist count is actually very high…At first we were concerned that we’d included so many artists last year that it would be hard to fill space this time, last year we received something like 60 applications, and this year brought around 90, which was very exciting. Red Cell: The best way to put it is that we looked into underrepresented areas of local culture and tried to bring them out into the open. Anything you’re particularly excited for? RC: I’m really excited for local artist Cyrus McKay’s piece. We can’t say what it is, but it’s supposed to be absolutely amazing. SM: There is a collective called At 7,000 that produces amazing music videos of local and non-local acts, and we’ll see some stuff from Flamingo Pink and— RC: I think there’s one from [Chicago trio] Pillars & Tongues…? SM: Yeah. FLAME Multi-Media Arts Collective will have art based on local social commentary…I’m always excited to

see anything from Cannupa Hanska. RC: The idea is to get all these great artists together and sort of cross-breed, so to speak. I can’t wait to see what High Mayhem does. I think the community might think of them as sort of insular, so this will give them a chance to reach out and do something experimental for an audience that might not be exposed to the experimental that often. And music is also obviously a big part… SM: I don’t know that I’ve heard it said this way, but Santa Fe does have a hard time staying current with music…We’ll have performances from really great bands like…Pitch & Bark and GoGo Snap Radio, and there is this totally awesome all-kid marimba band called Marimbas Fantasticos that I’m so excited about. Anthony Leon and the Chain will also be there. RC: I can’t wait for The Sticky. That is a band that is just plain lots of fun. We’ll also have what we’re calling “Cabaret” performances throughout the day, and these will provide more intimate access to the artists and musicians. So would you say the main statement is kind of to show younger people their town doesn’t suck entertainmentwise? SM: (Laughs) Last year was sort of like that. Really, we are just people advocating for youthful things. RC: It kind of shows that we’re serious about providing more to do for those who want it. SM: Yes. It’s a small town, and people can really make a bigger difference than they might realize if they’d just get out and get involved. Author’s note: Donations can be made to the After Hours Alliance on fundraising site until Friday, Sept. 14. All profits made will go directly back into improving Santa Fe for young people—so be cool and donate a couple bucks!

Art of the Brew SFR’s First-Ever Beer Festival This year, the Santa Fe Reporter presents its first-ever beer festival, Art of the Brew. As one of the 2012 Santa Fe Reporter Arts Festival’s kickoff events, Art of the Brew focuses on the talent, innovation and artistry employed by New Mexico’s local brewers and distillers. At Art of the Brew, each brewer/distiller will offer a new, unique or special concoction for your tasting

Art of the Brew Thursday, Sept. 13 Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion 5-9 pm

Each ticket ($15 advance, $20 regular price) includes two hours of unlimited tasting (5-7 pm) and a complementary pint glass. Buy tickets now at

pleasure. Some highlights: Second Street Brewery’s pre-industrial Rauchbier; La Cumbre’s award-winning IPA; a green chile brew from Rio Grande Brewing Co.; beer barrel-aged whiskey from Santa Fe Spirits; and a first-ever appearance in Santa Fe by newcomer Taos Mesa Brewing Co. Read more about their offerings below.

Brewers’ Picks: Marble Brewery Cask-Conditioned Double India Pale Ale Cask-conditioned or “real” ales are naturally carbonated by initiating a secondary fermentation in a cask (firkin). Traditionally served lightly chilled and lightly carbonated, cask-conditioned ales allow a broad range of complex malt flavors and hop aromatics to come through. Our British friends chose Marble Double IPA as the best American beer at the 2012 Great British Beer Festival. We think you’ll agree. COURTESY RIO GRANDE BREWING COMPANY

Art of the Brew will be the only place you can try this beer, so put on your bowler cap and enjoy what northern England has to offer. Second Street Brewery Bamberger Style Rauchbier Before the modern industrial age, most beer had some smoky character imparted by the wood fires over which the malt was kilned. Our Rauchbier is an homage to these old world, pre-industrial era beers. It is made with “Rauchmalz,” smoked over beechwood fires, that we sourced directly from the home of this style of beer: Bamberg, Germany. A true lager, this beer has a surprising and challenging flavor profile coupled with great drinkability. We invite you to sample this hard-to-find lager, which is also our entry for the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. —Brewmaster Rod Tweet

the Art of the Brew to be the first public sampling of this extremely special barrel. Please visit our website at, or better yet, visit our distillery in Santa Fe and Colin, Nick or Sean will be happy to show you around! COURTESY SANTA FE SPIRITS


Taos Mesa Brewing Co. Lunch Pale Ale A dry-tasting draft with a subtle floral character, bronze hue and nutty body, Taos Mesa Brewing Co.’s Lunch Pale Ale is a session beer at heart. Art of the Brew also marks the debut of this newly minted brewery, hailing from the north side of Taos, in Santa Fe. At 4.5 percent alcohol by volume, this true English-style pale ale goes down smooth.

Rio Grande Brewing Co./Sierra Blanca Brewing Co. Pancho Verde Chile Cerveza This brew is truly a labor of love for our brewer, Rich. Whole, roasted Hatch green chiles are steeped in our American lager post-fermentation. Pancho Verde Chile Cerveza has the aroma of fall in New Mexico. This beer is not about heat; it’s about New Mexico’s famous green chile. Fans of this beer describe its “beautiful, roasted green chile flavor,” which they say is “refreshing,” “tastes like fall in New Mexico” and “calls me back for more.” This beer won a gold medal at the New Mexico State Fair in 2012. Santa Fe Brewing Co. Yorkie Pale Ale Brewers Gabe and Tony are fans of English-style beers. This “Fuggle Hop Only” IPA uses West Yorkshire yeast, which creates a striking balance of sweet, bitter and spicy flavors. We dropped this unfiltered beer into a cask and naturally conditioned it to achieve the peak of “real” ale.

La Cumbre Brewing Co. Elevated IPA Last year’s Great American Beer Festival saw the American IPA category as its largest category ever—and our Elevated IPA took home the gold medal. This past April, the American IPA category was the largest category ever at the World Beer Cup, and we took home a bronze. Needless to say, we’re pretty proud of our hoppy little gem and are very excited to now be offering it in cans as well as on draft in Santa Fe. From our opening, Elevated IPA has been our flagship, and it now accounts for 70 percent of our production. It starts with a robust British base malt with just enough biscuit and caramel to balance the overload of hop intensity that follows. The nose is brimming with tropical fruit and pine. The finish is bone-dry and exceptionally bitter. At La Cumbre Brewing Co., we make beer. It’s all we’re any good at. We love what we do and gladly produce the most uncompromising ales and lagers available anywhere. —Jeff Erway, President Santa Fe Spirits Lambic Beer Barrel-Finished Single Malt Whiskey Nick Jones, the head distiller of Santa Fe Spirits, teamed up with Leif Rotsaert, the cellermaster of the Santa Fe Brewing Company, to create this unprecedented whiskey. This whiskey was first brewed like a beer, then distilled twice, then aged in two barrels: a bourbon barrel followed by Leif’s sour beer barrel. Santa Fe Spirits has chosen

Abbey Beverage Co., LLC Monks’ Ale Monks’ Ale is a Belgian Abbey Enkel (Single) style brewed by the monks of the Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert in Abiquiu since 2005. To our knowledge, less than five breweries in the US brew this style. In the European monasteries brewing this style, most is consumed within the monastery and none is exported to the US. Monks’ Ale, brewed with imported hops and malt and “made with care and prayer” by the monks, is 5.2 percent ABV with a clear, light copper color and 27 IBU. In summary, this is “real beer from real monks.” Blue Corn Brewing Co. Road Runner IPA Road Runner is our house IPA that newcomer John Bullard has recently reformulated. With new hop varieties, this IPA now has almost twice the amount of hops as before. This beer can proudly be called one of John’s signature beers. If you haven’t tried Blue Corn lately, it’s time to give this beer a taste. If we at SFR are going to call the brewing and consumption of beer an art form (see title: we already did), it makes sense to at least know what you’re dealing with before entering the wide world that is this locally brewed beer and this year’s Art of the Brew. With that in mind, SFR purchased a dozen of the more readily available varieties of local beer— a mere fraction of the many brews available at Art of the Brew—and held our own enthusiastic tasting event. The tasters consisted mostly of experienced and eager beer drinkers, with varied palates and preferences. To read our honest (if not wholly expert) reviews, visit

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Meow Wolf Lends a Hand By Alex De Vore TAMIR KHALIFA

It’s hardly surprising that local arts collective Meow Wolf will take part in the 2012 Santa Fe Reporter Arts Festival. After all, the cadre is responsible for a sizeable chunk of our fair city’s more worthwhile events. We were curious to see what these fine folks might have in store for the upcoming fest, so we ruined Vince Kadlubek’s day and had ourselves a little chat. “This is a great start for more cultural events in Santa Fe,” Kadlubek tells SFR. Indeed. At any rate, push forth, dear readers! Get thee pumped for four Meow Wolf-sanctioned events that will surely make you glad you haven’t moved to Portland just yet. Passion Pit “We just couldn’t pass on a band of this size and caliber,” Kadlubek says of the upcoming Meow Wolf/T-Cubed Productions/SFR joint venture. “It’ll be a good thing for Santa Fe, and it will help Meow Wolf reach out to a certain part of the population that maybe we haven’t reached just yet.” Indeed, the Boston quintet speaks to a wide array of music fans despite its relative youth. Formed in 2009 following the self-recorded Chunk of Change EP (a piece of work written, performed and recorded entirely by frontman Michael Angelakos as a Valentine’s gift for his girlfriend), Passion Pit is not unlike synth master Girogio Moroder gaining access to a time machine and returning to his own era with an intimate knowledge of today’s indie rock instrumentation and style. It would be easy to simply dismiss Passion Pit as little more than a pop act, but the fact is that there is complex music at work here, a layered and challenging sound that skirts its own influences by simultaneously adding depth and transcending electro-pop. A Wonderful Walkabout According to Kadlubek, Meow Wolf’s outdoor installation titled A Wonderful Walkabout will be downright psychedelic. “It’s basically transforming the east side of the park into a fantastic, illuminated, magical place,” he says. “There will be countless colorful lights and off habitats… various other details that will bring the 12 • 2012 S FR ARTS FESTIVAL GUID E

Railyard to life in a very strange way.” Funded in part by the Santa Fe Arts Commission, A Wonderful Walkabout will be available for viewing during the day, but nighttime is when the installation will really—forgive us—shine. “Oh, it’ll look cool during the day,” Kadlubek says. “But the nightly activation will be just plain amazing.” Big Freedia Fans of dancing, movement and allaround booty-shakin’ will be pleased to know that a New Orleans-based transgender purveyor of a genre known as New Orleans bounce is on the way. We’re talking high-energy tunes chock-full of infectious beats that lie somewhere between electronic music and hip-hop. “She calls herself the ‘Queen of New Orleans bounce,’” Kadlubek says. “Freedia and her backup dancers put on a show that can only be described as 45 minutes of pure energy.” Though DJs like Maynard Del Mar have blasted New Orleans bounce here and there, this marks the first time a real-live performer will hit Santa Fe. “It’s the type of show that I don’t even think would be booked in Albuquerque,” Kadlubek tells SFR. “It’s the perfect example of how Santa Fe can work out these amazing, one-of-a-kind shows.” Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors and A Hawk and a Hacksaw Everybody’s favorite Gypsy-meetsindie act, A Hawk and a Hacksaw will be performing a live score to Russian director Sergei Paradjanov’s 1964 film, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. According to the band’s website, “The idea is not to accompany a silent film, but to work with the existing dialogue and score to create a new blend of live music and prerecorded sound.” According to Kadlubek, “This is awesome because it’s part of the fest and it’s free, and also because it overlaps with RE:MIKE…it will be a wonderful opportunity to see what the Cinema Café might be like as a music venue.” RE:MIKE, by the way, is that current project working to make the St. Michael’s Drive corridor a culturally viable area. At any rate, this show is not to be missed.

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RE:IMAGINE Central Santa Fe by attending a pop-up previtalization of the Saint Michael’s Corridor The Saint Michael’s Drive Corridor is the heart of central Santa Fe and the intersection point for all four of Santa Fe’s city council districts. It’s a vital area anchored by the Santa Fe University of Art & Design and the CHRISTUS Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center. In between are important neighborhoods, dozens of crucial businesses and great community organizations. The RE:MIKE event is a continuation of existing and previous efforts to encourage residents, citizens, business owners, students, commuters and everyone who has a stake in the area to lend their voices to its future.



HIGHLIGHTS FRIDAY 5-10 PM 6 pm Keynote Presentation by artist and urban planner Candy Chang ( for tickets) 8 pm Hawk and a Hacksaw with Cloacas (FREE) Film programming at CinemaCafe Tractor Brewery Beer Garden + MORE

SATURDAY 11 AM- 10 PM Performances by Wise Fool New Mexico Demonstration projects in Energy, Water, Ecology, Transportation and Business Development YouthWorks Teen Night Extravaganza with Performances by Santa Fe’s School of Rock and SFUAD student music projects Film Programming at CinemaCafe + MORE

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VISIT THE RE:MIKE CENTER AT 1636 SAINT MICHAEL’S DRIVE to see an historic timeline of the area and help identify what’s important, what’s missing and what should happen in the future.





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Microgrids and Smart Homes Occupying your Watershed Public Transportation and Bike Trails Green Space and Parklets Urban Prototyping Biomass Boilers and Solar Infrastructure + MORE

RE:MIKE is a project of the City of Santa Fe Economic Development Department, MIX Santa Fe, Story of Place Institute and numerous public and private partners including multiple City of Santa Fe Departments, Santa Fe Art Institute, Creative Santa Fe, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, Lumenscapes,YouthWorks, EarthCare and many others.

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