Fall Festivals 2016

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It's no secret that art, festivals and Taos are synonymous — a bonded trio that feeds off each other, keeping history alive, traditions intact and unparalleled creativity strong.

 

Fall in Taos, when nature bursts the final time before settling down for a winter's sleep. The air is fresh and cool.

 

Beginning with the Taos Artist Organization Studio Tour on Sept. 3-5, painters, sculptors, carvers, weavers, photographers, jewelers, glass workers and more put the finishing touches on their inspired creations, readying them for the many exploring eyes to come through their usually off-limit-studios.

 

The Taos Fall Arts Festival kicks off with the outdoor art installation, eye spectacle that is PASEO and ends with the unique, gourd-art fundraiser for three nonprofit organizations, Calabash Bash. Celebrating its 42 year, aficionados from all over the art collecting world are drawn to our tiny town with big talent to drink in the "Taos Select" and "Taos Open" shows.

 

Artisans bring their handcrafted woolens to town, along with their sheep and alpacas for the annual Taos Wool Festival (Oct. 1-2). From guitarists to cellists, musicians put in final practices before letting bluegrass sounds to chamber arrangements hit the clouds.

Food, hot air balloons, storytelling, living history events, art exhibits and craft fairs happening around the Enchanted Circle fill out the full Fall Festivals calendar.

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Whether you're a long-time art, craft fair and festival lover or getting your feet wet for the first time, you've come to the right place at the right time.

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