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As expansive as the term “arts and crafts” may be, its umbrella encompasses a lot of history, a lot of tradition in Northern New Mexico. 

 From the earliest Native artists painting on stone, to the artists lining the plazas in Santa Fe and Taos, to the fairs and festivals that add life and color to our communities every autumn, art and craft are woven into the fabric of this land.

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Masks and social distancing are back, for now. As COVID cases continue to rise, the Town of Taos opted to take proactive measures against the virus and implemented new safety protocols for businesses, outdoors gatherings, and (most importantly) public events.

 Holy Cross Medical Center Emergency Manager David Elliot told Taos News reporter Will Hooper that it is imperative Taos remain proactive in order to prevent the Delta and Lambda variants of the virus from infecting the unvaccinated, particularly children.

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This isn't just a time to go look at some of the world's best artwork, it is also a time to chat with the artists, to learn – about their inspiration and the methods.

 And, of course, its a time to support local art by helping these artists find new homes for their beloved works.

 Here are some of the top studio tours happening this fall.

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There are few places in the world that can inspire so much art and expression through its endless vistas and open landscapes. The expansive sky overhead perfectly encapsulates the possibilities and pleasures of Taos art.

 For the past 28 years the Taos Chamber Music Group has relished that pleasure and those possibilities and shared them with our community by presenting the imaginative and inspirational performances for which it has become known. 

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After a year's hiatus, the 46th Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival returns in 2021, Sept. 24-Oct. 3. The Taos Fall Arts Open exhibition will take place in the Guadalupe Parish Gym, 205 Don Fernando Street, a block west of the Taos Plaza

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The silver screen is once again lighting up (virtually) in Taos thanks to the efforts of the Mountainfilm Festival, Taos Milagro Rotary and the Taos Center for the Arts.

 “Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. 

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It isn’t only the scenery, the natural light, the blended cultures and the galleries of Northern New Mexico that are head-turners. Taos and its environs are home to a number of distinctive fall events, here are some of our 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.)

Year after year, Taos is blessed with tried-and-true concerts and music festivals in many genres from big name performers to up and comers. Find your beat this fall and join us

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...

“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.

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 …

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 …

Sometimes living in the now with eyes and hearts wide open means having to see where we’ve been.

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 …

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 …

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.

 
 
 
 
 
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