The Arts

2016 promises to be an exciting year for enjoying the arts in and around Questa!

Our Questa Studio Tour has been revived, and, our wonderful local non-profit L.E.A.P. (Land, Experience, Art of Place) is at it again with a themed series of events beginning on Earth Day in April and continuing into September for the annual NEORio art-installation event on the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge.

wild Rivers Amphitheater, July 2015's PechaKucha, photo by Sam LambieIn between those dates will be a redux of our sold-out performance evening last summer at the Wild Rivers outdoor amphitheater in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.  The afternoon will include a Paint-Out with the New Mexico Plein Air Society plus workshops and demos.  The evening’s highlight will be the Questa Story-Slam, one in a series being held around Taos through the summer, and hosted by James Navé of Taos Storytelling Festival fame. (more info HERE)

The Questa Studio Tour will be the first of the Taos-area tours,
opening flier, studio tour call to artiston Saturday August 6th and continuing through the weekend (find more info HERE)

 

*Check our ‘Events’ tab above for these dynamic events and more!   And, continuing reading below to learn about our local galleries and more…


While many artists, musicians, and writers make their homes in our Village and surrounding neighborhoods; most artists show at galleries in Taos or Santa Fe.  Though we do have a few galleries here in Questa with beautiful local work!

Art Questa studios and gallery:

pottery by Sandra Harrington, Art QuestaArt Questa studios and gallery highlights the pottery of Sandra Harrington and the painting and jewelry of her husband Roger Harrington.

They are easy to find on the south end of town.

For more information HERE.


OCHO art & event space:

Joan NorrisOCHO is located just across from the Visitors Center on hwy. 38. Under the auspices of the dynamic Min Jae Hong and Barrie Andrews, this renovated space hosts working artists, rotating exhibitions, artists in residence, classes and workshops, films and talks, yoga, dances and music events.  Open hours vary, please check the informative website for a schedule of events HERE.

*This is also the home of Barrie Andrew’s Sage Acutonics and Massage, see our Business Directory.


The Artesanos Cultural Center:

earrings by Betsy Peirce

earrings by Betsy Peirce

The isolated history of Questa made for many self-taught craftsmen.  We have enjoyed a long tradition of carving, weaving, and painting.  This gallery highlights some of our current local artists. 

The Center has limited hours due to the volunteer nature of its staffing, but is worth a visit.  Currently open Monday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons.


IMG_6232Additionally, see our BusinessLate Afternoon Sahdowint Directory for area artists who will open their studios by appointment!

(art work by Mike Ridder and Peggy Trigg)


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