Annual Studio Tours
Throughout the year local arts communities organize studio tours in small communities around the state.
It is a great way to explore New Mexico, see a variety of new and traditional art, meet artists and eat great food.
We recommend that you check out their website or call the contact person for exacts dates as they may change yearly.
Discover a new world each fall as more than Abiquiú artists open their studios to friends, old and new, during one of the most beautiful times of the year in Northern New Mexico – fall. The Abiquiú Studio Tour is a self-guided, driving tour that takes visitors and collectors through the village of Abiquiu and the surrounding Chama River Valley–a landscape of imposing mountains, spectacular rock formations, and the glorious rivers of the Piedra Lumbra basin. Complimentary maps are available at all the studios, local businesses and online for download.
Come celebrate the artistic community of Alto, New Mexico, (8 miles north of Ruidoso). Learn about the art, inspiration and techniques from the artists themselves. Catering to international visitors, locals and art lovers, the annual Alto Artists' Studio Tour offers a unique opportunity to engage with Lincoln County's painters, sculptors, wood, fiber and glass artists.
Takes place in August
Artists open their studios and share with the public original paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, jewelry, carvings, furniture, glass, ceramics, fine crafts and more. This is your opportunity to learn more about art, the processes, and individual artists in an one-on-one environment.
Chimayo - Taos
The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is a lovely, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. It offers magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages.
This lovely scenery has inspired many artists and artisans who live along the High Road. We welcome you to come, explore, and help sustain the rural economy of this charming, centuries-old region.
Always the last two weekends of September.
The Dixon Studio Tour is a cooperative effort with the various artists performing all of the jobs from preparing the map to painting signs as well as coordinating the whole event. The local community has also been included with the formation of "The Mercado" which takes place at the public school and features many home grown and homemade local products. The "Collected Works" show, features an outstanding piece of work by each of the artists on the tour.
More than 80 artists will be showcasing work in a variety of media and genres including painting, ceramic, drawing, glass, jewelry, oil, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, and digital, fiber, wearable and recycled art.
The Tour weekend kicks off Friday with an artist reception from 5-7pm at the Eldorado Community Center. Here you'll meet the artists and have another opportunity to view their work.
El Rito Studio Tour
Join us in the rural mountain village of El Rito, one hour north of Santa Fe, for the El Rito Studio Tour. Featuring over 25 artist’s studios, a vibrant arts Mercado, live music and local food, El Rito comes alive with visitors on the 3rd weekend in May.
Check out our website for artist’s listings, maps and directions and special features for this year’s events.
Just a few minutes south of the historic city of Santa Fe is the village of Galisteo centered in the magnificent Galisteo basin. This all adobe village of some 250 residents boasts of an incredibly diverse artist population. These artists, drawn by the natural beauty of our high desert surroundings and breathtaking sunsets, have made Galisteo their home.
As you wind your way through the many studios of Galisteo, you’ll see photography, paintings, pottery and ceramic art, retablos, jewelry, bronze sculpture, weavings, many hand crafted local arts as well as tasty local fare.
Occurs every October.
North Valley Studio Tour
We are excited to revive the tradition of an Art Studio Tour in the North Valley. An energetic group of artists, including many from previous Alameda and Los Ranchos Studio Tours, as well as new artists, have come together to create a beautiful weekend of art and glorious fall weather. We look forward to welcoming art lovers into our work spaces.
The Pecos Studio Tour is made up of a loosely knit group of artists living in and around the village of Pecos in northeastern New Mexico. Located 20 minutes from Santa Fe (I-25 North), our small community hosts a blend of unique people. Besides artists in all media, many residents have long historic and cultural ties to the area.
Situated on the east side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Pecos enjoys four beautiful seasons. With clean air and wonderful light, it's the perfect atmosphere for creating inventive art. Our mountains also offer great outdoor recreation.
On Mother’s Day weekend, fifty-eight Placitas artists “Open Their Doors” to the public at fifty studios, offering a wide array of fine arts — paintings, wearable art, photography, ceramics, woodworking, glass art, jewelry, mosaics, sculptures, metalwork, and mixed media, including found and re-cycled objects.
This is always a great opportunity to explore the unique studios scattered throughout the scenic foothills of the northern Sandias, where one can meet and talk with the artists about their work and discover the fascinating and varied working environments where they create.
The Questa Studio in August features artists from Questa and the surrounding communities. Visit open studios or gather in satellite locations to share their talent and offer unique, hand-crafted works for sale.
Just a half-hour north of Taos, come spend the day meeting the artists of Questa. Tour the newly-restored St. Anthony’s church, discover the dramatic overlooks at the Wild Rivers area of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, or return around the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, for a day full of beautiful scenery and beautiful art.
Art Loop began as a creative venture amongst artists 20 years ago and continues to be one of the most successful studio tours in New Mexico. Throughout Lincoln County artists will open their studios, demonstrate their craft and discuss their creative process creating much more than simply a vibrant art market. Our hope is that your inner artist will come alive as you enjoy the finest art Lincoln County has to offer and let us give you a little glimpse into what makes us tick as artists. Many artists will be offering demonstrations in their studios.
Celebrating at least 20 years, the artists of Sandia Heights open up their homes to showcase their art. With our mission to promote the arts, we welcome guest artists in the surrounding community to enrich and refresh our tour annually.
The tour takes place at the Sandia Mountain foothills; follow the signs at Tramway Blvd and Paseo del Norte. Check out the website to view artist’s work, and current tour map.
Plan your visit to Santa Fe, the third largest art market in the U.S., during the Santa Fe Studio Tour (SFST) in October! Hosted annually by the Santa Fe Studio Arts Collective, the Tour, now over 15years, is New Mexico’s premier open studio tour showcasing the work of nearly 90 talented local artists.
Visitors and collectors can choose any number of the open studios and discover original art – paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and other unique works. This 10 - day event over two weekends kicks off with a Preview Gallery Opening. Studios are all open on the weekends with many participating artists also offering in-studio workshops and demonstrations during the week.
A user-friendly app to begin planning your tour with maps and profiles of the artists is available months prior to the tour.
Come view the working studios of Taos area artists. Meet the artists and see the vast array of art. Not only do you get to see wonderful art from pottery to paintings, jewelry to glass, photography, digital art, to stain glass, fabric art, sculpture to woodworking, you also get to see the studios where the artists spend their creative time and grab a drink and snack at each location. Drive your car or make it a bike tour! Tour guides are available a few months prior to the event. Maps are available at the Taos Visitors Center and at the individual studios.
Labor Day Weekend