Stories from this issue
Fall in Taos isn't just about art and music festivals and nature's preparation for hibernation — it's also a time during a weekend in late October, the round, wicker-basket holding colorful hot air balloons rise en mass to meet the clouds.
Now in its 9th year, this free annual event is truly a unique experience for the Taos area. The outdoor contemporary art and community event will take place at Montoso Campground at Wild Rivers in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument on Sept. 16, from 4-9 p.m.
Live music — the exclamation point, the emotional accompaniment to all the flavors of Taos served up on big stages. From jazz to chamber arrangements, there is a rhythm sure to elicit reflection, toe-tapping, dancing, singing and smiling.
It's trashy, but in a good way.
Started 17 years ago by local educator Nicole Kowalski and Jean Nichols of Art for the Heart, the Glam Trash Fashion Show is one of the iconic art/recycling …
No matter one's age, hearing the words, "Once upon a time" invites wonder and anticipation of what story is about to be told.
Fire and monsters — mythical and imagined — are central to a free art party on Taos Plaza Saturday, Sept. 23.
Arts and crafts fairs are one of those places where there's always something for everyone. The craftsmanship of handmade indie wares is unparalleled and the artistic creations are inspired. Waves of fresh cooking waft through the air doing a sort of waltz with the live music. There is always something truly unique being offered or demonstrated.
In the Land of Enchantment exists a "Place of Extraordinary": Taos. Nestled amongst breathtaking vistas, blanketed under luminous skies, and steeped in an enticing blend of cultural diversity, Taos has inspired artists for over a century and risen to prominence as a world-class art destination.
The studio tour — the mainstay, a large draw during Taos Fall Arts Festivals. There's something personal and informing, almost romantic, about watching an artist create in the heart of his or her creative space that is normally off limits. From the High Road to Abiquiú, there is no shortage of studios to tour or talent to behold.
Art, festivals and Taos are synonymous — a bonded trio that feeds off each other, keeping history alive, traditions intact and unparalleled creativity strong.
Everything Ed Sandoval touches becomes more vibrant ... more alive ... whether it's a blank canvas, a saddle on the back of a horse or an old truck.