Several Studio Tours Have Come and Gone, but More are on the Way

- November 4, 2011

“…you’ll find something for every artistic taste and budget…”

With the Galisteo Studio Tour and the Eldorado Artists Fall Show behind us, there is still lots of art to see AND BUY. Upcoming this weekend is the Dixon Studio Tour, the granddaddy of them all. Again I advise you; wear a pair of very comfortable shoes and walk most of this great tour – taking in La Chiripada Winery and the place to buy fresh shallots. Just ask someone and they will tell you where you can find these two non-art delights. On your way into Dixon from Highway 86, or as you leave, stop at  Vivac Winery. They served a terrific red at the Spread 2.0 event last week. If nothing else, you should stop in and thank them for supporting the arts.

At the Discover Santa Fe Fine Artists Fall Studio Tour run by Creative Santa Fe, you can find 15 studios housing 28 artists and their work. There, you can meet and have the opportunity to talk to well known and emerging Santa Fe painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, potters and jewelers, in person and in their studios. Studio tours have long been a tradition in many communities nearby Santa Fe. Now, once again, Santa Fe has its own. The tour runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

La Cienega Annual Studio Tour is Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 and 27, with 37 artists. The cottonwoods have peaked but the art experience has not. And, this is a great way to work off that holiday dinner and overcome the effects of the tryptophan, if you had turkey.

Historic Guadalupe Trail Artist Studio Tour, Sunday, December 4, 14 artists
Albuquerque & Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
(505) 898-8828,

On studio tours – those past and those to come – you’ll find something for every artistic taste and budget. See you there! I’ll be the one with the empty wallet and more wonderful items than I can carry.

Images: John Baker, White Dodge, Giclée photographic print and Steven Ebben, Untitled, forged steel.