New Mexico is consitently ranked as a top arts destination in the US. Whether you’re seeking exposure to traditional or contemporary art and culture, the thriving art scene in New Mexico is the place to be. The city of Albuquerque has a public art program, that has been in commission since 1978, and generously sets aside 1% of city construction funds to purchase or commission works of art. Santa Fe is a virtual art mecca, home to incredible and wold-renowned art markets, and where the historically rich culture of the city lends itself to a variety of Native American art, international folk art and contemporary pieces from a diverse array of artists. And of course there’s Taos, home to the Taos Art Colony and the Taos Society of Artists. Stay at our historic Bed and Breakfast this fall, and fall in love with New Mexico’s artistic flair.
Take the High Road to Taos Art Tour
Visitors to New Mexico can get lost for days exploring the charming cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, where you can spend days browsing the wonderful art museums, galleries, and exciting cultural events. For a true artistic experience this fall, we recommend you participate in the High Road to Taos Art Tour, where local artists on the High Road to Taos open their studios and galleries for last two consecutive weekends in September. The High Road to Taos is a stunning Scenic Byway that winds its way through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. Along the way to Taos, you’ll see first hand the magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages that have inspired artists for generations, made only better by the wonderful art waiting for you at the other end.
The High Road to Taos Art Tour features multiple arts and crafts, in both traditional and contemporary styles, created by local artists. This is a wonderful time not only to see a great variety of works of art, but also to meet and speak with the artists themselves, as well as to purchase their art directly. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience in the New Mexico art world. The High Road Artisans group has put together a very useful tour map, that will help art enthusiasts find exactly what they are looking from, whether it is fibers and textiles, jewelry, pottery, or any of the other exciting offerings. Prepare for your journey along this magnificent road by learning about the different artists in the area, and the type of art they specialize in. Fall is always a fantastic time to visit New Mexico, but the High Road to Taos Art Tour is an event not-to-be-missed.
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