Fine Arts, Studio Tours & Events

In New Mexico, also known as the State of the Arts, there are more working artists, open studios, artist owned galleries, Fine Art galleries, specialty and artisan oriented shops, well you get the idea, than any other state in the union per capita. Our artistic tradition began over 2,000 years ago with the Paleo Indians. In fact an entire type of arrow head and flint knapping technology is named after the eastern New Mexico town of Clovis where they were first discovered.

From the dynamic Puebloan cultures to our Hispanic heritage through the colonial period to the beginning of contemporary Arts with the arrival of Georgia O'keeffe New Mexico's reputation for Fine Art and individual expression is unparalleled.

Whitehawk Antique Show

An annual antique show with more than 150 dealers, featuring Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, African, Oriental, Indonesian, and other ethnographic art from around the world. The energy is high and the pace leisurely, so browse and enjoy yourself.  The dealers are passionate about what they do and are happy to share their expertise.  A world of knowledge is yours for the asking!

Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival

The Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival is Santa Fe's only museum-quality Indian art show and sale. More than 200 Native American artists participate, each of whom is specially invited by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, to represent the best and brightest of the Indian art world. Many of the artists at Native Treasures are included in the Museum's permanent collection. Participating artists represent a wide range of tribes and pueblos, as well as a wide range of art forms, from traditional to contemporary. There is also an Emerging Artist section to showcase new talent.

Silver City Clay Festival

The Silver City Clay Festival celebrates the humble material of clay in all its forms of adobe, brick, pottery, and tile throughout New Mexico’s history. The festival showcases nationally known clay artists conducting workshops and demonstrations.  Renowned lecturers in the fields of archaeology, indigenous cultures, ceramics and local history share their perspectives on the various roles that clay has played in society.

High Road Art Tour Taos

Each fall in northern New Mexico artists on the High Road to Taos open their studios and galleries for the High Road Art Tour. The tour allows visitors to see multiple arts and crafts, traditional and contemporary, created by local artists. Visitors have an opportunity to meet and purchase unique, one of a kind pieces of art directly from these artists. Many of the studios are open year-round, and some only during the tour.