SFCC & IAIA Open Houses 2023


Santa Fe Community College in partnership with The Institute for American Indian Arts will jointly be conducting Open Houses on Thursday, September 21 at their respective campuses.

Santa Fe Community College Open House
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Institute of American Indian Arts Open House
1 to 5 p.m.
83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, N.M. 87508

Come on out to the Southside Education Corridor and visit both schools, which are only 7 minutes apart!

Santa Fe Community College:

Santa Fe Community College’s open house takes place from 10 a.m. – 2 pm. Attendees can tour art studios, the SFCC greenhouse, the Algae/Biofuels Lab, and the William C. Witter Fitness Educational Center. See demonstrations of jewelry making, bronze pouring, and raku firing in the Fine Art Building. Contribute to an art installation at a Suminagashi (Japanese paper marbling) Workshop where you can create Weathergrams, short poems on paper. Check out demonstrations at the planetarium and the Science on Sphere® Theater. Tour the film studio. Stop by the Automotive Technology Center to go to a fun car show. Visit the Campus Center to sign-up for tours, visit with representatives from Health and Science programs and see demonstrations of steamroller printmaking. While in the Campus Center, get free produce from the SFCC greenhouses and enjoy Frito pies from Genuine Foods from 11:30 am­–1:00 pm while grooving to the sounds of DJ Manny Godsey.

The Institute for American Indian Arts:

IAIA’s open house takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. First, stop by the Dance Circle to hear opening remarks by IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation) at 1 pm, visit our welcome table, and sign up for guided tours on the IAIA campus. Check out numerous demonstrations in the Academic Building’s studios and open studios by artists in our Artist-in-Residence Program. See our one-of-a-kind, fully articulating Digital Dome in the Ells Science and Technology Building. Head over to the Performing Arts and Fitness Center to tour our gym, fitness center, classrooms, and performance spaces. Get vaccinated for free for COVID-19, Influenza, Pneumonia, Tdap, and Shingles. Connect with nature through IAIA’s Land-Grant Garden and around campus. Enjoy free appetizers and refreshments in the Dance Circle—vegetarian options are available!

View the full SFCC Schedule of events below.

Road Closure on Richards Ave.

Please keep in mind that a section of Richards Ave is closed (see road condition updates at www.sfcconnectors.com). See alternate routes via Rabbit Rd or Rancho Viejo Blvd (see map).

To register for the event, please fill out the form below:

SFCC Schedule of events

Many thanks to the SFCC Foundation whose support makes events like this possible.