Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Art Studio Tours, Gallery Tours, NM, Artist, Casa Escondida B&B

Fall marks the beginning of the many art studio and gallery tours here in beautiful northern New Mexico. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is a Santa Fe area bed & breakfast that is located in historic Chimayo, NM. Casa Escondida B&B is located in and is surrounded by the many small villages that host of these wonderful and intimate art studio and gallery tours. Many talented New Mexico artists live and work in the northern NM area. Their homes, galleries and studios dot the landscape along the studio tour route as you ramble along the scenic New Mexico back roads. The art studio tours make for a delightful daytrip during your New Mexico getaway, while a guest at Casa Escondida B&B. The studio tours give visitors the chance to meet and interact directly with the artists. This is something that visitors don’t often get an opportunity to do at the more recognized Santa Fe art galleries. There is an array of studio tours available. On September 8th & 9th you can enjoy the 15th annual Pilar Studio Tour. Pilar is a beautiful farming area that is about a 40-minute drive from Casa Escondida B&B. The Pojoaque River Art Tour is set for September 15th & 16th. Visit with many of the 35 artists, at any of the 18 stops along the art tour route. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is one of the sponsors of the High Road Art Tour. This art tour is so popular that is consists of two back-to-back weekends (September 22nd & 23rd AND September 29th & 30th). There will be about 70 artists from 40 studios and galleries that participate. The tour route is primarily along a designated NM scenic byway that offers stunning scenery. The 19th annual Abiquiu Studio Tour is October 6th, 7th and 8th. This is Georgia O’Keeffe country! 85 artists and 35 studios participate. Next up will be the El Rito Studio Tour on October 13th & 14th, with nearly 30 participating artists. This tour is known primarily for the Colonial and traditional Spanish works of art. Last but not least, is the 25th annual Galisteo Studio Tour, which is scheduled for October 20th & 21st. The Galisteo Studio Tour is an easy drive, just south of Santa Fe. Casa Escondida B&B will have art tour maps available for our guests. However, most tour maps can be easily downloaded directly from the individual art tour website. Casa Escondida has wonderful guest rooms available throughout the studio tour season. Book your room now as many of these weekend art tour dates sell out early.

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