remembering our way to a livable future
JOIN a Vibrant Participatory Procession to return water to the Rio Chiquito (now Water Street), help generate a current of celebration, memory and the possibility of water. Featuring local artists, giant puppets, music, dance, mural art, street theatre, poetry, and YOU!
When: Saturday, June 10th from 9:30am – 11:30am
Where: Gather @ Alameda & Paseo de Peralta - flowing down Water St to SF River at Guadalupe and closing in De Vargas Park
FREE: all are welcome - join anywhere along the route!
What to Bring/Wear:
Please wear blue, green and/or white. Bring water to drink and to return to the Santa Fe River.
Sign Up if you’d like to wear a giant puppet or assist with safety.
FREE Community Art Workshops:
Drop in for all or part at Wise Fool NM - 1131B Siler Rd, Santa Fe.
May 27 - 11am to 3pm
June 3 - 11am to 3pm
Together we’ll seed our collective imaginations with art, magic, and awe, as we grow awareness and action towards positive change.
What is FLOW and Why are we doing it??
FLOW is an awakening to what was, what is, and what could be, marking the Rio Chiquito’s path (now Water Street), and unfolding the history of what was once a major water source for the city’s flora, fauna, and agriculture.
FLOW is a procession of giant puppets, street theatre, music, poetry, dance and ceremony running from the source Spring at the northwest corner of Paseo de Peralta and Alameda, following the Rio Chiquito (now Water Street) to its confluence with the Santa Fe River near the Guadalupe Church.
FLOW offers free public arts workshops May 27 and June 3 at Wise Fool NM, (1131 B Siler Road) to engage, educate and inspire all community members about Santa Fe’s water and water history. At these workshops, we’ll share histories of the Rio Chiquito and the Santa Fe River as inspiration for puppets, banners, movement and poetry about water and the Rio Chiquito. Resulting artworks will inhabit the procession, coming to life as we community members wear, dance, speak and sing our relationship to the waters.
FLOW Sponsors: Santa Fe Watershed Association, Wise Fool NM, The City of Santa Fe, McCune Foundation, In The Family Way, ArtSmart, and individual donors
“For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet... We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.”
Sandra Postel, Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity
FLOW features :
The Partzani Band!
Street Mural by Autumn Gomez
Hyda Maria Dougherty offering a water blessing
Historical placemaking Cantastoria performed by Sarah Jane Moody with Juliana Ciano on accordion!
Poets Bianca Barela and Chasity Salvador
Dierdre Morris and dancers!
YUCCA Youth Climate Activists
The All Species Day "We Are All In The Same Boat"!
Madi Sato water songs
The Aztec Dancers
Wise Fool Stilters, Giant Puppets and Unicyclers!
Interactive Clown Brigade!
Axle Art truck wheat pasted with river art and poetry by 3rd and 4th graders!
PLUS art made by participants in FLOW’s FREE public artmaking workshops