The Hills are Alive…

- October 9, 2011

"...we’re talking studio tours here..."

This is usually followed by “the sound of music.” But, we’re talking studio tours here.  Fall is the most active time for studio tours in northern New Mexico. Artists are readying their work, their studios and /or their homes for the annual onslaught of visitors, who are sometimes more interested in the munchies at each tour location than the art itself.  If you are looking for better snacks you might look elsewhere; but, if you are looking for a large array of quality art work, you should check out, at least, one of these great opportunities to see a large amount of creative output in a short span of time and distance.

Listed chronologically with a few personal comments, are the upcoming fall tours that remain:

Galisteo Studio Tour - One of the great ones, but a good hike. I love getting my exercise this way.
Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
(505) 466-3099

Eldorado Fall Artists Show (This year’s show will take place in Santa Fe at a new location – at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail at Cordova Road, due to construction at its regular venue in Eldorado).
Opening Reception – Friday, October 28, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday - October 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (no show on Sunday).

Dixon Studio Tour, November 5 & 6, 50 artists - The grandaddy of them all. Make sure to stop at La Chiripada Winery and stop at the place to buy fresh shallots - yummy!
Embudo Valley (Dixon, Embudo, & Rinconada)
(505) 579-9179

La Cienega Annual Studio Tour, Thanksgiving weekend - I hope the cottonwoods last, as they are blazing in the fall.
Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26 and 27, 37 artists

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

Images: Thea Witt, If Clouds Could Dance…, Giclée photographic print and Maggie Beyeler, Untitled, porcelain