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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall Is In The Air: Changes At The Don Gaspar

With the arrival of Fall in beautiful Santa Fe, we wanted to take a moment to share with everyone some of the exciting changes here at the Don Gaspar Inn.  In late July Christopher Dempsey signed on as the new General Manager.  With a background in luxury boutique hotel management, he is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to further elevate the service and amenities offered at the Don Gaspar Inn.  Also joining us as an Innkeeper and marketing Guru is Paige. We have attempted to fire Ana several times but she just won't stop coming to work!!!

New amenities at the Inn include Dish Network satellite television, in-room safes, additonal bath amenites, complimentary bottled water, and umbrellas in every room.  With many more upgrades and amenities planned, the Don Gaspar Inn will continue to evolve but never lose it's charm and intimate appeal.

Our trademark Gardens have been revived with careful attention and loving care and we are finishing out the season alive with brilliant colors and blooms!  Our recent breakfast guests were even able to partake of dishes featuring peaches from our trees on property.


We are honoring our discounted rates during Balloon Festival and through the end of October. Book a 2 or more night stay Sunday through Thursday and receive 15% off on available rooms.  Balloon Festival is absolutely gorgeous and a lot of fun! 

Starting November 1, 2012 book three or more nights and the third night is FREE!!! This offer is valid Monday through Sunday from November 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013.  This special is not available during Holidays and Special Events.  Please inquire for exact blackout dates and restrictions.


“New Deal Art: CCC Furniture and Tinwork” Extended by popular demand through December 30th, 2012

Museam of Spanish Colonial History
750 Camino Lejo On Museum Hill Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-982-2226 Event Type: Museum Exhibits

“New Deal Art: CCC Furniture and Tinwork”
Extended by popular demand through December 30th, 2012 (Museum is Closed Mondays, from Labor Day to Memorial Day)
The “New Deal Art: CCC Furniture and Tinwork” exhibit has been designated a We the People project by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and Bandelier National Monument present an exhibit showcasing the work of CCC-trained craftsmen, including furniture, furnishings, and decorative tin. From 1933-1940, CCC workers at Bandelier National Monument built and furnished 31 buildings. The furniture and tinwork created for these buildings illustrate an extraordinary combination of traditional and early 20th century design and demonstrate the expertise of the craftsmen. Some 24 pieces of furniture and 15 pieces of decorative tin are exhibited along with photos of CCC woodworkers, measured drawings of the pieces, and the names of many of those who were enrollees at the Bandelier camp.

In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed Emergency Conservation Work legislation to put the many unemployed of the country to work. Thousands of New Mexicans, destitute from the Depression and a historically cash-poor economy, were able to take advantage of this program.


 source:Santa Fean Magazine

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Photography Competition In Celebration of Georgia O'Keeffe's 125th Birthday

Location: Georgia O'Keefe Museam 
505-946-1000 Event Type: Other Events
Theme: Flowers

Submit your images today and spread the word! The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is excited to invite photographers both amateur and professional, to submit their favorite images of flowers for a chance to win prizes and be recognized for their talents, including publication in the Museum's next issue of O'Keefe Magazine, exhibition on the Museum's website, cash awards, and more.

Each photo must be submitted electronically on our web site: No mail-in entries will be accepted. Each entry consists of an entry form, an entry fee, and up to three images. Additional images may be submitted for additional fees. There is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. Questions and inquiries about entering can be emailed to

Early Entry Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 11:59 p.m. PST
Adults: $35 for 3 images, $10 for every image above 3
Students: $15 for 3 images for students, $5 for every image above 3

Final Entry Deadline: Wednesday, December 19, 11:59 p.m., PST
Adult: $45 for 3 images, $10 for every image above 3
Student: $20 for 3 images for students, $5 for every image above 3
(Students – please use discount code ‘student' when submitting your images. Please note you be required to prove your student status if your images are chosen.)

For more information and for contest rules, please visit our website at:

Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present Handel's Messiah

Location: The Lensic
Sunday November 18, 2012, 4pm

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact The Lensic or call 505-988-1234.

The Lensic & Wise Fool New Mexico Present the 10th Annual Circus Luminous

Location: The Lensic
Friday, November 23rd - Sunday, November 25th , 2012, showtimes vary
$10-$30 Member and Student Discounts available
The Lensic Performing Arts Center and Wise Fool New Mexico proudly present the 10th annual Circus Luminous.  A Santa Fe Thanksgiving tradition, Circus Luminous is a joint production inspired and created by a community of local artists and technical theater crew members.  Circus Luminous is an annual "new circus" extravaganza featuring breath-defying circus acts created and performed by a predominantly local circus, dance and musical cast.  For nearly a decade, Circus Luminous has performed to sold out audiences. 
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact The Lensic or call 505-988-1234.
The Don Gaspar InnThe Casa Blanca Inn, and BlueLake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.