SFUAD to host City Different Festival

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Rachael Lighty


Santa Fe University of Art and Design to Host the City Different Festival, a Two-Day Music, Art and Film Festival,

Sept. 23 - 24

The festival is open to the public and will feature live performances, art installations, a film showcase and more

Santa Fe, N.M.—September 12, 2016—Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) is pleased to announce that it will host the City Different Festival, a two-day music, art and film festival produced by Tonedeaf Collective. The festival is open to the community and will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2 p.m. to 12 midnight. Visitors can expect a mix of more than 15 live musical performances from local bands, various sculptures and video art installations, a film festival in partnership with NM Film—and a number of other outdoor activities on the university’s quad.

Located at the heart of the City, the goal of the festival is to bring all characters and creations of our community together. The City Different Festival is not only a celebration that reflects a diverse community of artists, but also a chance to experience the freedom of creativity that breathes in Santa Fe.

The festival will also have art installations, projections, boxing, face painting, jousting, a catered cookout sanctioned by Bon Appetit and food trucks. The vendor square will feature Matron Records, Warehouse 21, Santa Fe Community College and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), to inspire attendees’ hidden talents.

To more learn more about the festival and to preview the performers, visit or on Facebook at

For more information on Santa Fe University of Art and Design and the City Different Festival, contact Rachael Lighty at 505-473-6440 or

About Santa Fe University of Art and Design:

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is an accredited institution located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the world’s leading centers for art and design. The university offers degrees in business, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, film, performing arts, photography and studio art. Faculty members are practicing artists who teach students in small groups, following a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines hands-on experience with core theory and prepares graduates to become well-rounded, creative, problem-solving professionals. SFUAD boasts an international student body and opportunities to study abroad, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on the arts. Santa Fe University of Art and Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.


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