1 Laugh it up.

The Cloudtop Comedy Festival delivers an abundance of LOL moments and more than 50 comedians to Santa Fe Thursday through Sunday. Performances take place at six venues throughout the Railyard and throughout the city, including the Farmers’ Market Pavilion, Violet Crown Cinema, and El Museo. The lineup features nationally known comedians, the best local talent (including Albuquerque’s Josh Fournier, open mic sets, and improv performances. You can grab tickets for single events, or weekend-long passes on their website.

Discover the Placitas Studio Tour this weekend, where 79 artists in 61 studios across beautiful Placitas showcase their diverse works, offering a unique and intimate experience outside of traditional gallery settings.

2 Dive into artists’ worlds.

Dozens of Placitas-based artists welcome visitors to their studios during the 27th Placitas Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour, which divides the town into neighborhoods, invites attendees into spaces where a wide array of artists, including jewelers, painters, glass artists, sculptors, ceramicists, and more, create their works. “The tour is not juried on purpose,” says Nancy Holley, president of the Placitas Studio Tour. “This gives the tour its uniqueness. Seventy-nine artists located in 61 studios scattered throughout beautiful Placitas will open their studios for you to see where the magic and creativity begins.”

Check out the exhibition "Conserving America's Wildlands: The Vision of Ted Turner" at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, featuring wildlife photography by Rhett Turner. Photograph courtesy of Red Sky Productions.

3 See wildlands through a photographer’s eye.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science debuts a new exhibition of wildlife photography by Rhett Turner, son of entrepreneur and conservationist Ted Turner. Titled Conserving America’s Wildlands; The Vision of Ted Turner, Rhett’s images document the beauty and significance of wildlife and wildlands, shining a light on his father’s work and legacy. The exhibition opens Saturday and runs through Fall 2024.

Celebrate the season with Mom at the Canyon Road Spring Arts Festival in Santa Fe, where artists showcase their talents, demonstrate their processes. Photograph courtesy of Canyon Road Spring Arts Festival.

4 Go to a spring arts festival (with Mom).

Canyon Road Spring Arts Festival

See an array of works from watercolors to bronze sculptures at this annual gathering on Santa Fe’s most famous artsy street. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., artists will demonstrate their processes in galleries all along Canyon Road, new exhibitions make their debut, and opportunities to meet artists and request submissions abound.

Los Alamos Spring Arts Festival

More than 100 art vendors from throughout the state set up on the Fuller Lodge Art Center lawn on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to show and sell their jewelry, paintings, photography, and more. An annual event for over 45 years, the fair hosted by the Los Alamos Arts Council is free and makes for a perfect opportunity to find a unique, locally made gift for Mother’s Day.

Don't miss LaRae's stained glass exhibit at LOOM Indigenous Arts Gallery in Gallup.

5 Attend an opening during Gallup’s art walk.

Diné artist LaRae creates stained glass pieces that depict imagery from her Navajo culture. She aims to share feelings of home with her viewers, using glass as a medium to communicate emotion. An exhibition of her work opens at LOOM Indigenous Arts Gallery in Gallup with a reception Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., during Gallup’s Second Saturday Art Walk. “LaRae has made a tree of life with birds and corn, and some three-dimensional objects. They’re really beautiful,” says Rose Eason, executive director of gallupARTS. “It’s exciting to see a new and different media be applied to really relatable concepts.” See the exhibition through June 30.

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