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Taos Fall Arts Festival is back!

You’ve probably already cleared your calendar but let us remind you again: Taos Fall Arts Festival makes its return in a big way this weekend. For the next ten days, the 46 year-old grande dame of Taos’ cultural events offers you an autumn cornucopia of everything art-related. Paintings, prints, mixed media, installation, sculpture, and more: it’s all there for you to enjoy.

Guadalupe Gym, 205 Don Fernando St., is once again the home of the non-juried festival which opens Friday (Sept. 24) during the hours of 5-8 p.m. Come and enjoy the outdoor reception featuring music by Christine Autumn and refreshments, then step inside the gymnasium-turned-gallery (following COVID protocols, of course) and enjoy the several hundred works of art spanning genres, media, styles, and perspectives. The festival is open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 3. Admission to all events, as always, is free.

For more on the festival events going on all over town, see Dena Miller's story in this week's Tempo.

Pressing On

For the 10th year, Pressing On will be featuring some of the most talented printmakers Taos has to offer – with monoprints, etchings, linocuts and more – in a satellite show of the Taos Fall Arts Festival. The show has consistently proven to be a favorite among visitors to the region’s definitive autumn art celebration.

Stables Gallery will once again host the popular exhibit, and will welcome visitors at an opening reception on Friday (Sept. 24) from 4 - 7 p.m. Daily hours at Stables Gallery through Oct. 3 are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The artists in the show Eleven have over a hundred years of living in Taos between them, navigating the shoals of a mercurial economy, finding a life balance, and feeding the muse.

These artists individually are a creative force of nature: Nicki Marx, Gretchen Ewert, Annell Livingston, Margaret Nes, Mimi Chen Ting, Sandra Lerner, Ann Huston, TJ Mabrey, Ginger Mongiello, Paula Verona, and Christine Taylor Patten.

Eleven, brings them together for the first time Sept. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. to “anoint” the new wing at Chimayo Trading Del Norte in the historic Saint Francis Church Plaza.

Ronald Davis at 203 Fine Art

203 Fine Art 1335 Gusdorf Road represents Ronald Davis. There is an opening scheduled Saturday (Sept. 25) titled Ronald Davis: Seven Decades a mini-retrospective of work by Ronald Davis, featuring significant pieces from the 1960s to the present. “The exhibition features a range of work from the artist’s oeuvre. It includes artwork that has never been out in the world, as well as legacy, works such as the keystone Dodecagon Series, many of which are in the permanent collections of major museums, emphasizing Davis’s important contribution to the American art scene.”

For more information, visit 203’s website 203fineart.com/ronald-davis/ for more information about Ronald Davis, visit the artists website ronalddavisart.com.

Red River Folk Festival

The brainchild of Taos’ own, singer-songwriter Max Gomez, the Red River Folk Festival is an annual 4-day event held in the resort mountain town of Red River, New Mexico.

Carefully curated by Gomez, the festival showcases both emerging artists and nationally touring acts, and is held in partnership with the Miners Market Artisan Crafts Fair, together drawing thousands of visitors to the charming locale every year.

Past headliners include Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Shawn Mullins, James McMurtry, Michael Martin Murphey, The Secret Sisters, Jim Lauderdale, Max Gomez, Steve Poltz, Joe Purdy, Chuck Prophet and others. This year will not disappoint either.

"Our little festival in Red River has a pretty small capacity and we’re pretty close to sold out as is, so don’t wait to grab a ticket if you’re thinking of coming. We’re bound to fill up soon. But, don’t forget that our afternoon shows in the park (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) have a larger capacity and are only $10 to get into. Even less for kids. We’d love to see you there," says Gomez

For more info, visit www.RedRiverFolk.com.

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