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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.

Abiquiu Studio Tour


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.

Columbus Day Weekend

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Alameda Studio Tour


Alameda is home to many established and emerging fine artists and skilled craftspeople.  In 2011, a group of these artists got together and formed the first annual Alameda Studio Tour.  Twenty-five artists opened their studios to the public, inspiring, educating, and offering their work for sale. The event experienced great success and has grown each year.  38 artists in 15 studios welcoming visitors to learn about and purchase their art.

Every September

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Alto Studio Tour


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

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Chama Valley Studio Tour


The Chama Valley Studio Tour is a free event open to the public. Children and pets are welcome at most stops. Find the Artist with our map. Each stop has a number in front. Artists open their studios and display their work for each year at the Chama Valley Studio Tour. From the Village of Chama on the north, Chama West, Brazos Canyon, Los Ojos and Tierra Amarilla on the south.

Early September 

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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.

Every May

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For the past 17 years we have held our annual September studio tour in which we open our homes, studios and galleries to the public for two days of celebrating art and fine craft, good food, friendship, and renewal through art. Our work includes painting, print-making, photography, bronze sculpture, wood and stone carving, fine and rustic furniture, ceramics, African drums, artisan bread-baking, and a tour of spectacular wild flower fields in full bloom.

Mid September

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Dixon Studio Tour


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. 

The Dixon Studio Tour occurs every November. 

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El Rito Studio Tour

El Rito

The El Rito Studio Tour is funded in part by the County of Rio Arriba Lodger's Tax and is fiscally sponsored by Luciente, Inc.

Early October

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Eldorado Studio Tour


Every spring, our artists will open their studios in May from 10am-5pm. 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.

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Galisteo Studio Tour


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.

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High Road Art Tour

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.

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NM Fiber Crawl

Sites Statewide

Join in our three-day 2019 New Mexico Fiber Crawl, Friday, May 17, through Sunday, May 19, to celebrate New Mexico’s rich fiber arts heritage and the people who make wonderful fiber creations. The New Mexico Fiber Crawl is an opportunity to explore fiber studios and farms, experience fiber demonstrations, attend special gallery and museum events, win prizes, and visit fiber arts shops. 

Whether you are a fiber enthusiast, a visitor, a friend or a collector, the 2019 New Mexico Fiber Crawl is a great way to discover and enjoy the world of fiber arts in Northern New Mexico. You’ll meet the weavers, knitters, spinners, felters, embroiderers and new media artists who are sharing their love of the fiber arts at this event. Plus, you’ll have a great time!


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Art Loop


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.

Early July 

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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.

Every September

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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. 

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The Pojoaque River Art Tour a uniquely Northern New Mexico tri-cultural art experience, includes 12 stops and twenty-four artists and artisans.

The journey through Pojoaque's inspired ambience can still be navigated in a single day. As they follow the tour, art-watchers will be rewarded with a wide array of paint and print styles and media, including contemporary and traditional oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, assemblage, monotypes, Sumi-e, watercolor, egg tempera, gouache and pastel. Artists and artisans will also unveil original works in photography, jewelry, sculpture, ironwork, weaving and ceramics. Some will be involved in works-in-progress and provide demonstrations. 

Mid September

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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.

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Santa Fe

Studio Tour Dates: Last two weekends in June!

5 Days 2 Weekends 68 Artists 44 Studios

A free, self-guided tour open to the public, visitors can choose to tour any number of the 44 open studios and discover the original art – paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and other unique works — 68 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft, share techniques and discuss what inspired their work.

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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

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