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The 27th Annual Placitas Artist's Studio Tour - May 11-12, 2024

Updated: May 3



The 2024 Placitas Studio Tour, on May 11-12, is the largest in its twenty-seven-year history. The event features seventy-nine (79) amazing artists that must either live in Placitas or have a studio in Placitas. Artists will open their studio doors providing curious visitors and art enthusiasts with an intimate glimpse into their creative processes. Their fascinating artwork which is as diverse and captivating as the artists themselves will be available for viewing and for sale on Mother's Day Weekend from 10am-5pm. The studio tour is free, self-driven and features amazing creations in painting, steel, pottery, glass, fiber, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, wood, photography, and mixed media.


In this article, we will take you on a virtual tour of this event, offering a glimpse into the artistry, inspiration, and beauty that await visitors in this enchanting community.



Placitas - an Artistic Oasis: Placitas, located just north of Albuquerque, is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and serene atmosphere. This tranquil setting has attracted numerous artists who find inspiration in the rugged beauty of the surrounding mountains, mesas, and desert. The annual Artist Studio Tour is an opportunity to explore this creative oasis and witness firsthand how artists interpret and capture the essence of their surroundings.


Engaging with Local Artists: the heart of the Artist Studio Tour lies in the interaction between visitors and the artists themselves. As you embark on the tour, you will have the chance to visit the artists' private studios, workshops, and galleries. This unique experience allows for meaningful conversations with the artists, where you can learn about their techniques, inspirations, and artistic journeys. The artists' passion and expertise will undoubtedly enrich your understanding and appreciation of their work.



A Diverse Array of Art: the Artist Studio Tour in Placitas showcases a wide range of artistic styles and mediums, ensuring there is something to captivate every art enthusiast. From paintings and sculptures to ceramics, glasswork, jewelry, and more, the tour presents a diverse tapestry of creative expression. Whether you have a penchant for traditional art forms or are drawn to contemporary and experimental works, you'll find an abundance of talent and creativity on display.


Discovering New Perspectives: beyond the visual feast, the Artist Studio Tour offers an opportunity to expand your artistic horizons and gain fresh perspectives. Engaging with different artists and exploring their unique creative processes can inspire your own artistic endeavors and ignite your imagination. Placitas is home to artists from diverse backgrounds and cultures, creating a rich tapestry of artistic voices that reflect the region's cultural heritage and its connection to the broader art world.



Exploring Placitas' Charms: while the Studio Tour takes center stage, Placitas itself is worth exploring. Between studio visits, take a moment to meander through the picturesque village, reveling in its quaint adobe architecture and rustic charm. Placitas also offers opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking in the nearby Cibola National Forest or enjoying a picnic while taking in the breathtaking views. The combination of art and nature creates an unforgettable experience that lingers long after the tour concludes.


Make sure to mark your calendars for May 11-12 and download or pick up an Artist's Studio Tour map so you can embark on an unforgettable artistic adventure in this beautiful area. From exploring private studios and engaging with artists to discovering diverse artistic expressions, this tour offers a unique window into the thriving art scene of Placitas. As you journey through this artistic oasis, you will be captivated by the beauty of the surroundings, inspired by the talent of the artists, and enchanted by the rich cultural tapestry that defines this vibrant community. For more information, please go to https://www.facebook.com/PlacitasArtists 


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