Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Drawing creativity.(Special Section)

Byline: Emily Van Cleve For the Journal

Artists have called Canyon Road home for more than 80 years

The Canyon Road of artist Frederico Vigil's childhood was a place filled with corner grocery stores, abundant fruit trees and artists quietly working in cozy studios.

Vigil says he remembers sledding down the road on snowy winter days, fishing in the acequia that is parallel to the road and walking through neighboring properties devoid of fences.

Canyon Road has changed tremendously since Vigil's childhood in the 1950s and '60s. But it is still a haven for artists and best known for the many eclectic galleries that line its narrow borders.

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Artists have been drawn to Canyon Road for decades.

Painter Sheldon Parsons, who moved to Santa Fe in 1913 and was director of fine arts at the Museum of New Mexico, was one of the first artists to call Canyon Road home. …

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