The High Road Art Tour, now in its 20th year, is one of the most renowned art tours in the Southwest, and here you’ll encounter some of New Mexico’s most outstanding artistic ability. Many High Road Artists exhibit regularly at museums throughout the nation and world, have been award winners at Spanish Market and other prestigious venues, and have work included in public permanent collections from the University of New Mexico to the Smithsonian.
During the last two weekends of September High Road artists and artisans open their studios to the public. You’ll find as many varieties of art as there are artists…traditional arts which have been handed down through generations, such as pottery, weavings, and santos, and contemporary fine art forms such as painting, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. The tour also includes artisans from the communities who create unique and intriguing crafts. Some artists and artisans will demonstrate their techniques… just ask! All this awaits you along the scenic 30-mile route that runs through mountain villages built on historic Land Grants between Santa Fe and Taos.
High Road Artisans is a partner for the blog site, HighRoadArtistisans, and our website is one of the best for studio tours in the state. You can browse through our online gallery to see larger images of the artwork displayed in the brochure. Because we understand how the mountains and meadows inspire people, we have included a section of travel resources and links about outdoor activities in the area.
Please join us in the glory of autumn, September 16 & 17 and 23 & 24, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, to meander through the studios and galleries of High Road artists. Immerse yourself in a wonderful and unique combination of arts, nature, and community. You’ll find tour brochures at tourist venues, information centers, and hotels, or request one to be sent to you by mail.
The High Road Art Tour is presented by High Road Artisans, a non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the economic viability of the artists and artisans of the rural communities along the High Road to Taos in Northern New Mexico. High Road Artisans works to provide visibility to the long-cherished artistic traditions and artworks of High Road residents through educational and promotional opportunities. Partial funding is provided by New Mexico Arts, Rio Arriba County Lodger’s Tax Board.