While improving the physical connections enhances a city, Creative Santa Fe also believes in connecting people and networks to build a vibrant community. The annual FANTASE Fest is an annual celebration of just that.
Central to Creative Santa Fe’s mission is to bring our community together to engage on projects that reflect a shared vision for Santa Fe. The FANTASE Fest is an annual collaborative event with more than 125 participating community partners over the years.
Creative Santa Fe hosts the FANTASE Fest to highlight downtown walkability, connectivity, and vibrancy. When residents and tourists are on foot they spend more money locally — which keeps dollars at work in our city. A walkable city is a healthier, more vibrant city.
Creative Santa Fe challenges the community to imagine what a connected walkable downtown would mean to our city:
Bolstering Santa Fe’s businesses, home values, and tourism
Convening cross-sectors of the community to develop a shared vision for connectivity
Engaging marginalized and overlooked members of the community to participate in dialog and planning
Increasing public safety
Creating paths and signage so that everyone can simply and comfortably navigate Santa Fe
Designing innovation in buildings, parks, streets and infrastructure
Incorporating arts and creative designs throughout the connected areas
Becoming a more environmentally sustainable city
This year’s FANTASE Fest aims to integrate new media technologies and installations with performative elements in order to tell stories of the Santa Fe and New Mexico communities. Art installations, music, food vendors, a skate jam, and more will all occur to explore, demonstrate, and share creative insights to the stories of community.
JUNE 18TH, 2016
De VARGAS PARK
DOWNTOWN SANTA FE
more details coming soon…