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New Mexico is the State of the Arts

New Mexico is home to thousands of artists and artisans, each creating rich, culturally engaging works of art. Let our Arts Trails take you on an adventure through the outstanding quality, vibrancy, and diversity of the arts in New Mexico. Explore these arts trails and discover the people, creative process and landscapes that make New Mexico the "State of the Arts”.

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BALLOON FIESTAS & RALLIES
Fanciful balloons - marvelous, mysterious, colorful balloons - evoke all of the wonder and fun of childhood’s simplest joys.
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CULINARY EVENTS
No place in the universe has a more beloved, and specific, local cuisine than New Mexico. It’s a land whose state question is “red or green (chile)?”  New Mexicans take their eating seriously.
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ANNUAL MARKETS
Nowhere are there more abundant displays of work by folk artists, Spanish Colonial artists, or Native American artists
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NATIVE AMERICAN EVENTS
Nowhere else in the United States have so many ancient Indian rituals and customs survived as in New Mexico.
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FAIRS & FESTIVALS
New Mexico offers an exciting cornucopia of fairs, festivals, and expositions in every field of human endeavor.
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