The Five Monumental Art Weekends of September 2018
It’s high season for the arts in Taos (and beyond)
August 30, 2018 â€“ Taos Art Calendar
BeyondTaos.com’s sister site, TaosArtCalendar.com, provides highlights from all five weekends of â€śArt Monthâ€ť in northern New Mexico. In addition to art events, there are ongoing art exhibitions and art workshops, all available for review on the website, which is an aggregation of website content fromÂ Harwood Museum, Taos Center for the Arts, andÂ SOMOS. More content comes from submissions by regional galleries, theater groups, and artists. For art aficionados who prefer to get their art alerts by email, sign up for the e-Calendar.
Here are five times to visit Taos in September â€“ or to stay in town if you are fortunate enough to call Taos home.
#1 | Art Studio Weekend
August 31- September 3 (Labor Day) â€˘ Artists throughout Taos County open their studios, Chama Valley’s annual art tour begins and Indian Market happens in Farmington.
Saturday-Monday, September 1-3
TAO (Taos Artist Organization) Studio Tour
TAOS: Throughout Taos, 10:00am-5:00pm. Shop for original art at the working studios of over 40 local Taos artists.
Saturday-Sunday, September 1-2
Chama Valley Studio Tour
CHAMA: Downtown Chama and surrounding areas along hwys 64/84, 9:00am-5:00pm. Art studio tour and art festival with local artists opening their studios to the public. Galleries and open spaces feature over 40 artists from Northern New Mexico.
Saturday-Sunday, September 1-2
Totah Festival Indian Market and Powwow
FARMINGTON: Farmington Museum, 5-7:00pm Fri, all day Sat-Sun. Native American juried fine arts and crafts show and marketplace, Indian rug auction, and powwow competition.
Also happening on art weekend #1
Saturday, September 1: Music From Angel Fire: Annual Salon Concert
ANGEL FIRE: Angel Fire Community Center, 2:00pm
Saturday, September 1: First Saturday Open House with Jonathan Warm Day Coming
TAOS: The Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 3-5:00pm. Free.
Saturday, September 1: First Saturday Art Walk
TAOS: Taos Historic District, 3-7:00pm
#2 | Art and Guitars Weekend
September 7-9 â€˘ Big Barn Dance Music Fest with Michael Hearne and friends fills Kit Carson Park and Rio Costilla invites visitors to its artistsâ€™ studiosÂ and Larry Bell’s exhibition of guitars and art continues at Harwood Museum of Art.
Thursday-Sunday, September 6-8
16th Annual Michael Hearne Big Barn Dance Music Festival
TAOS: Kit Carson Park, from noon each day. Experience some of the most diverse and well-respected names in Traditional Country, Americana and Folk music, hosted by Taos’ beloved Michael Hearne.
Saturday-Sunday, September 8-9
Rio Costilla Studio Tour
QUESTA: Rio Costilla, north of Questa, 10-5:00pm. Tour the studios of artists and craftspeople on the New Mexico/Colorado border just north of Taos.
Also happening on art weekend #2
Thursday, September 6:Â Artist’s Reception: Susan Barnett
TAOS: Encore Gallery of TCA, 4-6:00pm
Friday, September 7:Â Taos First Friday
TAOS: Galleries and shops on Bent Street, John Dunn Shops and Plaza
Friday, September 7:Â Meet the Artist: Julie Lake, “Compendium”
TAOS: Harwood Museum of Art, 4 â€“ 6:00pm.
Saturday, September 8: Lecture: From Spain to New Mexico
TAOS: Kit Carson Electric Board Room, 2:00pm. Free.
Saturday, September 8:Â An Evening with Larry Bell, Chipper Thompson and Guitars
TAOS: Harwood Museum of Art, 7:00pm. Ticketed.
#3 | Art Outside Weekend
September 14-16 â€˘ The PASEO 2018 lights up Taos Historic District, while up north NeoRio brings art to the Wild Rivers Area and Bluegrass fills the Town of Red River.
Friday-Saturday, September 14-15
The PASEO 2018
TAOS: Taos Historic District, 7-11:00pm. Local, national and international artists present two evenings of immersive and participatory art installations that harness art, science and technology to explore Spaceâ€“both outer and inner spaceâ€“throughÂ multi-sensory experiences. Free.
Saturday, September 15
NeoRio 2018 – â€śRoots ~ Raicesâ€ť
QUESTA: Montoso Campground, Wild Rivers, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, 4-9:00pm. Artists delve into â€śRoots ~ Raices,â€ť with art installations along the rim of the Rio Grande gorge, food, music and more. Free.
Thursday-Sunday, September 13-16
44th Annual Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival
RED RIVER: Various venues in Red River. Four days of bluegrass pickin’ with music all day and night, workshops, beer garden, vendors.
Also happening on art weekend #3
Saturday, September 15: The PASEO After Party with Beats Antique
TAOS: Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership, 11:00 to dawn on Sunday. Ticketed.
Sunday, September 16: Reading: Bonnie Lee Black
TAOS: SOMOS SalonÂ 5:00pm. Free.
Sunday, September 16: Pecha Kucha Fall Arts Edition
TAOS: Taos Community Auditorium; 7:00pm. Ticketed.
#4 | Art on the Walls Weekend
September 21-23 â€˘ Taos Fall Arts Festival opens its â€śTaos Openâ€ť exhibition, Red River has simultaneous folk music and arts/crafts fairs, and the High Road art villages welcome visitors to meet their artists.
Opening on Friday, September 21
44th Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival, opening weekend
TAOS: Guadalupe Parish Gym and throughout Taos, 10-6:00pm daily through September 30. Featuring Taos most comprehensive art exhibition of the year plus many related events.
3rd Annual Red River Folk Festival
RED RIVER: Various venues in Red River, day and night. Folk music festival featuring James McMurtry, Shawn Mullins, Robert Mirabal and Max Gomez.
Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair
RED RIVER: Brandenburg Park. Browse along booths of hand-crafted items while you enjoy delicious food and live entertainment at Red River Folk Festival.
Saturday-Sunday, September 22-23
21st Annual High Road Art Tour, first weekend
HIGH ROAD VILLAGES: The High Road to Taos, from Sipapu to Chimayo, 10-5:00pm. Visit over 40 artists in their studios and homes. See painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, weavings, wood crafts, retablos and more.
Also happening on art weekend #4
Friday, September 21: Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman: A Memoir from the Early 20th Century
TAOS: SOMOS Salon 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 22: Concert: Trompone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
TAOS: Kit Carson Park, 6pm, ticketed
Saturday, September 22: Meet the Artist: Don Kelsen
TAOS: Taos Art Museum, Fechin’s Studio, all day. free.
Saturday-Sunday, September 22-23: Taos Chamber Music Group: Common Ground
TAOS: Harwood Museum of Art, 5:30pm, ticketed
Sunday, September 23: Writers and Poets Resist, an open reading
TAOS: SOMOS SalonÂ 4-6:00pm. Free.
#5 | Art and San G Day Weekend
Â September 26-30 â€˘ Taos Pueblo celebrates San Geronimo Day and Taos Fall Arts Festival shares its closing weekend with open studio tours in Angel Fire. El Rito, the Southside Arts District and High Road art villages.
Closing on September 30
44th Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival, closing weekend
TAOS: Guadalupe Parish Gym and throughout Taos, 10-6:00pm daily. Featuring Taos most comprehensive art exhibition of the year plus many related events.
San Geronimo Days
TAOS PUEBLO: Taos Pueblo plaza area, noon-4:30pm Saturday; 8-5:00pm Sunday. San Geronimo (Saint Jerome) is the Patron Saint of Taos Pueblo. This is the most significant event for the Taos Pueblo people, including a colorful mix of culture and tradition. The day begins with traditional footraces and continues with an all day open air market with artisans from different tribal communities coming from near and far. As a community coming and walking a fine line of maintaining our cultural beginnings and traditions of trade and sharing in a modern context, we open our home to the world to come and experience a day of who we are as Taos Pueblo people. All are welcome. (No cameras.)
Also happening on art weekend #5
Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30: Angel Fire Studio Tour
ANGEL FIRE: Throughout Moreno Valley, 9-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, September 29: El Rito Studio Tour
EL RITO: between Abiquiu and Ojo Caliente, 10-5:00pm
Saturday, September 29: Open Studios: Discover Southside Arts
TAOS: Gusdorf and Reed Streets, 1-6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30: High Road Art Tour, second weekend
HIGH ROAD VILLAGES: from Sipapu to Chimayo, 10-5:00pm
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