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Attend a FREE creative development workshop this spring in Questa, Peñasco or Taos.

Open to creatives, artists and makers of all disciplines, the Taos Arts Council is pleased to facilitate three Artist INC Express workshops for Taos County residents looking to make their art into a business. To register, follow the links below.

Please note that the Registration RSVP is at the bottom of each registration page link below! 

Artist INC Express helps artists, of any discipline, develop the building blocks for a thriving and enduring arts practice. Led by a team of experienced, working artists, these ten-hour, hands-on workshops help artists like you address specific needs and challenges that you’ll face throughout your career. Through discussions, activities, and hands-on exercises, your artist-facilitators, and your new network of peer artists, will help you set goals for your practice, write about your work, and build a personal brand. 

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The “Taos is Art” Lamppost Banner Competition
by Town of Taos and Taos Arts Council Spring Edition is now closed!
CALL FOR ENTRIES  January 24, 2024 – February 5, 2024
Thank you to all who submitted artwork. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2023 Winter Banner Project! 

The Taos Arts Council works to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of all of the creative arts, literary, visual, textile, musical, performance etc. and to be an advocate for the artist/artisans and arts organizations in Taos County and Northern New Mexico.

Recent News & Events

Updates & Activities of the Taos Arts Council

“Hommage à Fauré” on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 5:30 p.m. at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos.

The Taos Chamber Music Group presents a celebratory program honoring those who teach and forge new paths, “Hommage…

Auction of rare folk art from private collections to benefit Museum of International Folk Art.

Santa Fe, NM — Folk art collectors and artists have donated treasures from their private collections for a…

Creative Industries Grant Project Coordinator – Contract Opportunity! Deadline is Dec 29th at 5:00 pm MST.

The Creative Industries Grant Project Coordinator (contractor) will be responsible for direction and coordination of the Creative Industries…

See Our Artist Network

Richard Alan Nichols
Art Mentorships

I thank you for your interest into the East Studio Art League Art Sessions. I Mentor on Monday. Wednesday. Friday from 9 am to 12 pm. It is a class room or Open Studio atmosphere. We create in the Historic "East Studio" of one of the Taos Society of Artists E.L. Blumenschein. I work from the novice to the highly skilled artists and of all ages. Artist bring their own supplies, reference etc. I have French Easel's and Stand alone Easel's available in the Studio.

Kristen Vigard
Multi Media Artist – Music & Film – Proper Gander Productions

Kristen Vigard is an American actress and singer. She released her eponymous debut album in 1988, and has since recorded with numerous well known musicians and groups. Additionally she has been an actress since the early 1980's, appearing in numerous plays, movie and television spots.

Laurie Celine Balliett

Plein Air Oil Painter Email: Expressionistic Plein air painter

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About the Taos Arts Council

What the Arts Council Does

The Taos Arts Council was founded in 2012 with the vision to create a central hub in support of the Arts and Artists Community in Taos, Taos County and Northern New Mexico.

Towards that longstanding goal, the TAC has been actively working towards defining its positioning in relation with the other entities and initiatives currently in Taos — such as the Town of Taos, The Taos Business Consortium, Art Space, Mainstreet, Strong at Heart and similar such government or grassroots organizations.

The stated approach for the Taos Arts Council is to support all constructive dialogue and action between organizations and individuals that is mutually beneficial to all involved.

Activities and Goals Include:

  • Need to Work with Local Government(s)
  • Need for Information Sharing
  • Need for Public Art & Spaces
  • Identifying Cooperative Efforts
  • Coordinated Activities Between Arts Related Organizations
  • Acting as Public Voice for Local Arts Community

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“I found out that the sunshine in New Mexico could do almost anything with one: make one well if one felt ill, or change a dark mood and lighten it. It entered into one’s deepest places and melted the thick, slow densities. It made one feel good. That is, alive.”

— Mabel Dodge Luhan

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