There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be. It’s easy! ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE…

Join us for a groovy evening of celebration and showing your love on Saturday, April 4, 2020 with ARTsmart’s Annual Dinner & Auction. Back by popular demand the Lumpkins Ballroom at La Fonda On the Plaza will be the elegant venue for the event and features for this year will include Honorary Artist Kevin Box, sculpture artist. Enjoy great food, great friends, and fun with the live and silent auction …all with a 60’s/70’s hippie vibe. Costumes encouraged: dust off your bell bottoms and throw on your love beads!

What: ARTsmart’s Annual Dinner and Auction All You Need Is Love
Where: La Fonda On the Plaza 100 E. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe
When: 5:30 pm Saturday, April 4, 2020
Tickets: $200 ea. (tax-deductible amount $125) or Table of 10 for $1750 (tax-deductible amount $1000) Call ARTsmart 505.992.2787 or BUY NOW ONLINE

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Fabulous Food

It was an unanimous decision to return to La Fonda On the Plaza for great food, great service, and the beautiful venue. This year we won’t disappoint with 3 entree choices for everyone’s palates. Indicate your entree choices when you purchase tickets.

All choices will come with salad, bread and butter, red and white wine, coffee/tea and dessert served at your table.

Filet Mignon & Tamal: Char-grilled six-ounce filet with steamed red chile pork tamal (tamale) served with roasted tomato salsa, asadero cheese, chef’s choice vegetable, and calabacitas rancheras.
Char-Grilled Atlantic Salmon: Char-grilled Atlantic salmon served with quinoa pilaf, chef’s choice vegetable, and roasted yellow pepper vinaigrette.
Roasted Cashew Cake (vegetarian): Roasted cashew cake served with roasted tomato sauce, lentil salad, red pepper hummus, steamed broccoli, black bean salad, and creamy sweet potato polenta.


Festive Fun

Ambient Interactive Entertainment by Wise Fool New Mexico. We’ll start the evening off with the delightfully amusing antics of performers from local creative “social circus” group Wise Fool, whose mission is to “ignite imagination, build community, and promote social justice through performances and hands-on experiences through the art of circus, puppetry, and theater.” Entertainers will surely bring the love in hippie-themed costuming and personas who juggle, stilt-walk, and more!


Hippie Photo Booth: commemorate the groovy night with a souvenir photo of you and your party with hippie-themed props and costumes. Photos will print while you wait (and shop for silent auction items).



Honorary Artist: Kevin Box

Our Honorary Artist for 2019-20 is Santa Fe’s Kevin Box.  Box’s work celebrates the delicate nature of paper in museum quality metal sculpture. His studio and sculpture garden are located on the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway just outside of town and he is represented by Kay Contemporary Art on Canyon Road.

He worked with Capital High School art students to create one-of-a-kind embellished “origami crane” metal and stone sculptures for the auction. Origami cranes are a symbol of peace, hope and healing in challenging times. Students placed their uniquely designed origami paper in shadow boxes of artful reflection of the journey that the paper goes through and shows in the folding process. One half of the sales of the student work go directly to the students and the other half, after expenses, goes back to their school’s art program.

Kevin will have an original sculpture for sale in the live auction, deliver a short speech at the dinner, and there will be a viewing of ARTsmart’s 2020 Honorary Artist video featuring him and his work with the Capital HS students.
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Live Auction with Auctioneer Paul Margetson

We’ll have loads of exciting live and silent auction items to tempt everyone including original art from Honorary Artist Kevin Box, plates and platters painted by 5th graders from ARTsmart Children’s Painted Ceramics Project, and many more wonderful items donated by local artists and businesses.

In the Live Auction: Authentic Paul McCartney Signed Bass Guitar

Silent Auction

Help support ARTsmart and show the world you care about your community by donating a silent auction item. Art items will be juried by committee this year. Individuals and organizations that donate items will be thanked here and in a special thank you ad in the Santa Fe New Mexican after the event. For information please send inquiries to Tori Brown tbrown@artsmartnm.org.

ARTsmart thanks the following businesses and individuals for providing amazing items for our auction: (list coming soon)

Thank You to Our Underwriters

This event cannot happen without support from our generous underwriters. ARTsmart wishes to thank:

ARTsmart Dinner and Auction Committee

Co-Chairs: Cheri Briscoe and Amy Summa
Members: Connie Axton, Tori Brown, Patrick Gendron, Jade Gordon, Kaitlyn Luck, Sharon Peterson, Karan Ruhlen, Randi Scott, and Amanda Thomas