A glimpse of Silver City working artists participating in the Silver City Red Dot Studio Tour. Photo by Bryan Hyde.


September 1–3

The Silver City Red Dot Studio Tour kicks off with a studio artist reception on Friday evening at Light Art Space Gallery. Meet the artists, view works from each studio, and pick up a brochure to guide you on your weekend tour. Follow the map down scenic country roads and into historic downtown Silver City, exploring studios and amazing art and meeting the creators. Enjoy functional and narrative clay works, paintings in diverse media, jewelry, photography, digital art, montage, sculpture, and fiber works.

The Chama Arts Festival will feature more than 40 New Mexico artists. Photograph courtesy of Ruben Hernandez.


September 2–3

Come to the 16th annual Chama Valley Art Festival and Studio Tour, September 2 and 3. The Labor Day weekend festival features more than 40 artists from northern New Mexico, live music, food trucks, and family activities. Visit the Wine and Brew Fest at the Elevate Chama Drive-In before you catch a movie on the big screen on Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy the many restaurants, shops, and places to stay in the historic village of Chama. Then spend a day exploring the scenic landscapes and quaint villages as you visit each artist on the studio tour. 

Check out local artists like eRic Luplow during the 26th annual High Road Artisans Studio Tour. Painting by eRic Luplow of eL Gallery & Studio in Truchas.


September 16–17, September 23–24

New Mexico’s most beloved art tour, the 26th annual High Road Artisans Studio Tour kicks into gear beginning September 16, for two consecutive weekends. The tour takes place during our state’s most gorgeous season and follows one of the country’s most interesting routes: the High Road to Taos Scenic Byway, with its old mountain communities and historic churches. You’ll be welcomed into more than 40 artists’ homes, studios, and galleries, which showcase traditional and contemporary styles, and boundless creativity. Download the HRA’s free trail app, which comprehensively covers the route, artists, sites of interest, and restaurants.

Visit Robert Blanchet's studio to get a glimpse of his artwork including paintings, drawings, trade bead & nickel-silver jewelry. Photograph courtesy of Robert Blanchet.


September 22–24

The creative community of Eldorado hosts New Mexico’s largest studio tour September 23 and 24. The Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association invites art enthusiasts and collectors to explore the personal studios of more than 100 artists and craftspeople. One of Santa Fe’s premier art events, now in its 31st year, the Eldorado Studio Tour attracts visitors from around the world. The preview gallery will open at the Eldorado Community Center on Friday, September 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and remain open through the weekend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy the beautiful landscape and make new friends at the Turquoise Trail Studio Tour. Painting by Sachiko Umi.


September 23–24, September 30–October 1

A designated National Scenic Byway, the Turquoise Trail (NM 14) connects Albuquerque and Santa Fe through a mountainous region of historic turquoise mines and towns, and eclectic art communities. More than 50 artists in Santa Fe, Cerrillos, Madrid, Sandia Park, and Cedar Crest will have their studio and gallery doors open for the Turquoise Trail Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. over two weekends in September and October. Come see the beautiful landscape, meet the artists, observe demos, and collect original paintings, sculpture, photography, large-scale public art, jewelry, leather, and more. Contemporary and traditional styles are offered in abundance.

Get inspired by sculptures by Debra Fritts on the Abiquiu Studio Tour. Photograph courtesy of Debra Fritts.


October 7–9

October is a magical time in Abiquiú. The cottonwoods are changing color, the air is crisp and clean, and area artists showcase their work during the annual Abiquiú Studio Tour. Discover the world of Abiquiú artists as they open their studios October 7–9 for a look inside these unique creative spaces. Studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. (Partial funding is granted by Río Arriba County Lodgers’ Tax.)

Visit Timothy Weldon's studio and other world-renowned artists during the Galisteo Studio Tour. Painting by Timothy Weldon.


October 14–15

In the historic and picturesque village of Galisteo, 30 minutes southeast of Santa Fe, local artists open their studios to visitors October 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In its 35th year, the Galisteo Studio Tour features paintings, photography, pottery, fiber arts, jewelry, and traditional New Mexican folk arts. As the cottonwoods along the Galisteo River turn gold, walk between historic adobes in the village, then drive up the hill to the studios in Ranchitos and enjoy the panoramic views of the Ortiz Mountains. The community center offers a preview gallery, maps, food trucks, and more.

More than 100 artists will be part of the 15th annual Santa Fe Studio Tour. Images courtesy of the Santa Fe Studio Arts Collective.

SANTA FE STUDIO TOUR                                                  

October 20–29 

Now in its 15th year, the Santa Fe Studio Tour offers a unique and exciting opportunity to visit more than 100 diverse and talented artists. Working studios will be open October 21–22 and 28–29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the week, artists are also offering nearly 40 special events, workshops, talks, and studio demonstrations. An opening reception kicks off the 10-day event Friday, October 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the newly renovated Santa Fe Woman’s Club (1616 Old Pecos Trail), where you can browse the featured artwork and plan your tour. The preview gallery will be open the first weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Printed and digital maps are available, as well as an interactive app featuring profiles of individual artists and studio directions.