I love traveling north from Santa Fe to Taos. The vistas are beautiful, the bridges are painted with Native American motifs and the anticipation of perusing museums, strolling the diminutive Plaza, gallery hopping, and finding a surprise
here and there is irresistible.
I met my friend Nancy Diamond - a long time Taos resident and a jewelry designer -
and we were off to find adventures. Like Santa Fe, Taos is a fun destination in the summer (not to mention for ski season). There is so much happening.
This weekend is the annual
FIESTAS DE TAOS
July 17-19, 2015
T A O S F O L K - P O P - U P S T O R E
THE STABLES GALLERY
133 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE
OPEN DAILY - 10 - 5 - THROUGH JULY 30TH
Across from the Taos Center for the Arts
FLEDGLING - photo courtesy of artist
You will see a giant mechanical metal bird perched in front of the Gallery. Climb the ladder, sit inside the rib cage, place your feet on the pedals and watch the wings begin to flap!
Then I dropped by the Historic County Courthouse on the north side of the Plaza. to view the wonderful circa 1934 WPA frescoes. Well worth the climb to the 2nd floor.The Project was managed by Santa Fe artist Gustave Baumann and four Taos
artists - Emil Bisttram, Ward Lockwood, Bert Phillips, and Victor Higgins - created scenes around the theme of "justice".
And these portraits were at the top of the stairs before you entered the main courthouse gallery. Don't know who they are... but had to capture their faces.
And as you wander around town, all the light poles tout gorgeous hanging baskets brimming with flowers and banners celebrating one
hundred years of TAOS ART & The Taos Society of Artists.
(Will be doing a separate blog on this)