MINIhoods: Sante Fe Art District


The Sante Fe Arts District in Denver is one of the most popular neighborhoods for art lovers and for those who enjoy walking the streets of Denver to experience a bit of culture. The heart of the Sante Fe Arts District is at Sante Fe and 8th, and you’re able to walk it North or South of there to find the best of the best galleries, studios, music, food trucks and resturants.

The Art District on Sante Fe is probably the most popular art walk in Denver every month on the first Friday, because it’s basically one street long of art and activities. Sante Fe also has a free guided shuttle in case you’d like to ride the art walk instead of actually walking it. See what all the talk is about from 5:30 to 9:30pm every first Friday of the month.

But in case you want to visit the Sante Fe Arts District and you can’t wait until next month, check out a few of our favorite places that you just have to visit.

Where to explore in the Sante Fe Arts District: 

Center for Visual Art


On November 22 from 6-8pm, join Metropolitan State College of Denver for its opening reception and artist panel to showcase Cross Currents, which will be open from November 22-February 8. Explore touches of Native American culture mixed with art in the 21st century.

iSushi Japanese Restaurant 


Denver isn’t known for having good sushi, but at iSushi, the fresh ingredients, stress-free environment, and good food makes up for not living anywhere near the sea.

Black Sky Brewery


Maybe you just want to relax and have a beer while walking around the Sante Fe Arts District. We suggest going to the Black Sky Brewery. These guys know what they’re doing when it comes to craft beer. They support the local beer-making industry as well as local music industry. They have a full menu of different types of beers, which also includes food.



Located just North of the main area of Sante Fe Drive, Rakun is a cute boutique that sells only locally grown, made and sewn items. They have jewelry, clothing, accessories and more. If you’re looking for unique gifts or you just want to see some local goods, Rakun is a boutique you should definitely stumble into.


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