• Fall Festivals Official Guide 2018

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Boot-scraping across the dance floor at the ever-popular Michael Hearne's Big Barn dance.
Fall music festivals

Mountain music

16TH ANNUAL MICHAEL HEARNE'S BIG BARN DANCE: SEPT. 6-8. The Big Barn Dance started out as informal Saturday night neighborhood two-steppin’ parties on the outskirts of Taos. Folks just kept comin’, and the summer barn dances became...
Circular dimensions by Cristopher Cichocki features a live laboratory of "Microscopic Video Paintings" performed with digital microscopes, 3D glasses and live projections.
Fall arts season

Family favorites

Taos’ cool fall weather brings with it some of the coolest events for kids of all ages. (Yes, we’re looking at you, too, big-kid adults.)   The PASEO Sept. 14-15 7-11 …
Participants use the "Migrate" pack created by Kacie Smith at Valle de Oro in 2017. Smith is a contributing artist at this year's NeoRio event.
Fall arts season

Uniquely Northern New Mexico

It isn’t just the scenery, the culture and the galleries of Northern New Mexico that are head-turners. Taos and its environs are home to a number of distinctive fall events. Artes de …
Highlights of the annual Taos Trade Fair at La Hacienda de Los Martínez include demonstrations of everyday life in the 1800s.

Living history

Sometimes living in the now with eyes and hearts wide open means having to see where we’ve been.
Thirty-seven-years strong, the Dixon Studio Tour is one of the oldest continuously run studio tours in the state. Seen here in 2017, visitors enjoy a conversation with an artist at one of the studio stops.
Fall arts season

In their element

The studio tour — the Northern New Mexico art mainstay, a large draw during the fall in Taos County. There's something personal and informing, almost romantic, about watching an artist create …
The last chance to go to an arts and crafts fair this year is the 35th annual Yuletide Arts & Crafts Fair.
Arts and crafts fairs

The “fairest" of them all

A leading British philosophical voice and arts writer by the name of John Ruskin is credited with starting the Arts and Crafts Movement in the mid-1860s during the Victorian Era. He believed the …
Taos County artists never fail to delight and surprise. Take for example, "Farmer's Market," a past Taos fall Arts entry submitted by Stuart Wittwer.
Taos Fall Arts Festival

The main event

The incredible reality of the Taos Art Colony, blooming in the middle of New Mexico’s high desert, remains a fascinating and stimulating mystery to ponder and explore — precisely the …
David Vedoe in his studio, the Taos Fall Arts Festival Poster Artist for 2018.
Taos Fall Arts Festival

Capturing the essence of Pueblo women

“Harvest Dance” by David Vedoe has been selected as the 2018 poster image for Taos Fall Arts Festival’s 44th annual celebration of the visual arts of Taos.

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