2018 Taos Ski Valley Arts Festival General Information:

2018 marks the Third Annual Taos Ski Valley Arts Festival. The event is operated by Taos Ski Valley, Inc. in the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains.There will be limited space for this festival.

There are no quotas of any medium, however we will do our best to organize a well-balanced show.

Date & Hours & Location: Saturday, July 21st: 11:30am – 4.30pm, Sunday, July 22nd: 11:30am – 4.30pm, The Children’s Center on the frontside of the mountain.

Taos Ski Valley is located 17 miles north of the town of Taos, NM and 88 miles north of Santa Fe, NM. Please visit the getting to Taos page on our website for more travel details. MAP

There are plenty of hotels, condos and campsites in and around Taos Ski Valley. Please call our reservation department at 1.888.569.1756 - The Blake.

Exhibitor Application_2018 TSV Arts Festival.pdf

Exhibitor Details_2018 TSV Arts Fest.pdf

The Taos Opera Institute (https://www.taosoi.org) June 2018 Schedule!

(From the website) TOI (Taos Opera Institute) was established by Mary Jane Johnson and Linda Poetschke in 2007 as a four-week, intensive program designed to bridge the gap between academia and apprenticeships for the emerging young vocal artist. Our philosophy focuses on integrating and improving your technique, your physical well being, and your artistry.

Singers participate in interactive sessions with distinguished guests and professional artists, focusing on competition psychology, performance anxiety, audition strategies, stage deportment, dramatic interpretation, and vocal stability.  Singers leave TOI with a complete audition package, confidently preparing them for the next level of their career development. Read more on TOI website...


See TOI - June 2018 Schedule as PDF


Dear Friends and Supporters of the Arts ~

You are invited to a fantastic evening including Food Wine & Performance 
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM       
Old Martina's Hall

The night's events will include: 

5-course dinner & wine pairing with Chef Joseph Wrede of Joseph's of Santa Fe.

Live music with Jamin Reyes & Serena Smith.

Classical and Contemporary dance performances with Ballet Taos Dancers

Tickets are $100 per person. Seating is limited.
To purchase tickets call 575.779.9128 or email us at contact@ballettaos.com

Help ensure the future of dance in Taos New Mexico!

Call for Artists - Taos Indoor Art Market

4500 sq. feet, vaulted ceilings, near major hotels, convention center, southside spa

10 x 10 booth space - weekends only, some include wall space for large art, textiles - $40.00 per weekend per space -

12 weekend minimum commitment required, artist chooses weekends, consecutive not required, first come first serve basis.

Potters, jewelers, sculptors, fiber, glass, metal, wood, fine and folk art, indoor/outdoor food vendor, performance artists, etc. 

Booth share ok, Art organizations welcome.

No dealers, some restrictions per open chemicals, etc.

Artist keeps all sales, must have floor covering.

Registration deadline April 30, 2018 for June opening

Accept contract and remit payment; major credit card, cashier’s check, to NonviolentWorks, Inc. 1337 Gusdorf Road, Taos, NM. 

Contact Beatrice Miera 575-613-3036 for more info.

Local Non-Profit-NVW, Inc.

The Taos News posted an article on the events sponsored by the Taos Arts Council.

The full article can be read here!

The Arts Council and Town hosted a very successful opening reception on Friday.
Over 160 attendance, many artists and complimentary comments on the installation.

Below is a compliation of the Town Banners, courtesy of Robert Cafazzo at Two Graces Plaza Gallery.

You can see the entire slideshow at this link - View Photos of Town Banners.

 "I've just finished this blog post which includes photographs of all 84 Taos is Art Banners. It has taken me 5 days to photograph all of the banners, which drove me a bit off the wall when I couldn't find the 84th one. Thanks to Karina and Paul for helping to solve the mystery of the 84th banner! All are accounted for."

 "People have asked for a map, this isn't quite that but it is in order from North to South.
Thank you to everyone involved."

Robert Cafazzo
Two Graces Plaza Gallery

Calendar Entry/Press Release

Taos Chamber Music Group presents Play It Forward

Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15 at the

Harwood Museum of Art


Phoenix Avalon, violin

TCMG’s annual program featuring younger musicians highlights the astounding abilities of seventeen-year-old violinist Phoenix Avalon in works by Brahms (Violin Sonata No. 1), Astor Piazzolla (Four Seasons) and the young Russian composer, Alexey Kurbatov.

Phoenix Avalon, violin, Sally Guenther, cello, Debra Ayers, piano, Nancy Laupheimer, flute

For tickets and more information, visit taoschambermusicgroup.org or call the Harwood Museum, 238 Ledoux Street, 575-758-9826, where there is a discount for Museum members. A dinner discount is being offered to concert goers after the performances from Doc Martin’s, Martyrs, the Gorge Bar & Grill and Lambert’s restaurants.

The Taos Arts Council is pleased to announce their invitation to the GALA Dinner at Salt & Wine Restaurant, March 25th 5:00.

This dining event caps the three day TAC INAUGURAL FORUM & GALA March 23rd - 25th,
A 3-Day Event discussing The State of the Arts in Taos - Open to all creative artists, arts organizations and the public

The dinner will be a five course meal provided by local chefs along with short performances by local artists.

Contributing chefs and businesses include:
Quechua - Chef Johnny Ortiz of Shed A Dinner Project - Chef Andy Lynch of Common Fire - Chef Gabriel Farkash of The Bavarian Restaurant & Lodge - Enoch Montoya of Salt + Wine - Wine provided by Vara Winery - Beer presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Performing Artists include:
Christopher & Emileah Lujan of Taos Pueblo & Claudio Tolousse - Metta Theatre & Metta Young Arts - Ballet Taos & more

Also there will also be a short ceremony recognizing Peter Chinni as the TAC nomination for the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.


Tickets for the GALA Dinner can be purchased through the following link


*Limited Seating
*All proceeds go to the Taos Arts Council whose mission it is to support a healthy, vibrant and connected Arts Community in Taos and Northern New Mexico.

This event sponsored by grants and support from New Mexico Arts, Art Works, Taos County & the Town of Taos.

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