Every August over fifty Placitas artists will open their doors and welcome guests to the fascinating spaces, which are as diverse as the artists are, where the artwork takes shape. This free, self-guided, self-driven tour has become one of the most highly anticipated studio tours in New Mexico. Come explore the many unique artist studios in the rolling foothills of the northern Sandias. Meet and talk directly with the artists about their work, their inspiration, and their latest creations.
The tour offers a wide variety of new arts and crafts at the studio locations, including painting, steel art, fiber, sculpture, glass, jewelry, pottery, mixed media and so much more.
Follow the colorful signs to each studio. Visit the tour’s website for additional information on each artist and download the tour’s map at: www.placitasstudiotour.com to start planning your visit. Studio tour brochures are available at all studios and at the Homestead Village.
Placitas is located in the beautiful Sandia Mountains off I-25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. From I-25, take Exit #242 and turn east on Highway 165. Follow the colorful studio tour signs to the studios.