Siler Rufina Nexus
Once the southern end of the city, the Siler Rufina Nexus—is now the Santa Fe's population center. The gritty, industrial neighborhood is increasingly recognized as an artistic and innovative hub: It's a creative innovation district that celebrates and cultivates artists, performers, craftspeople, tradespeople, makers and innovators of all kinds and the organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs that promote a vibrant community. At the heart of the district is the internationally renowned Meow Wolf, an immersive art experience and entertainment destination headquartered in the former Silva Lanes bowling alley and created with the backing of Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin. Duel Brewing, The Rufina Taproom and Java Joe's coffee shop provide neighborhood watering holes and gathering points; Wise Fool New Mexico, a local circus troupe, has called the area home for over a decade.
Teatro Paraguas, The Adobe Rose Theatre, Theater Grotesco and others make the Siler Rufina Nexus the city's de facto theater district. MAKE Santa Fe, a community makerspace, ART SMART and several art studios, galleries and music and performance venues make this a favorite destination for those seeking to experience the edgy side of Santa Fe.