About the Tour

The High Road Art Tour is a destination and an event. Each fall in northern New Mexico artists on the High Road to Taos open their studios and galleries two consecutive weekends for the High Road Art Tour. This is when the trees turn yellow and the autumn sky deepens to cobalt so the tour offers one of the loveliest drives in the loveliest of seasons. It is also an historic trip that winds through tiny, old Land Grant villages and rural countryside.

But best of all, the High Road Art Tour allows visitors to see multiple arts and crafts, traditional and contemporary, created by local artists. The tour allows visitors to meet and purchase directly from these artists. Many of the studios are open year-round, and some only during the tour.

Tour brochures serve as year-round guides and are available from visitor centers, local hotels, and tour sites. Download the brochure, or to have a brochure mailed to you, email us. For information, visit the map and artists pages.

The High Road Art Tour is presented by High Road Artisans, a non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the economic viability of the artists and artisans of the rural communities along the High Road to Taos in Northern New Mexico. High Road Artisans works to provide visibility to the long-cherished artistic traditions and artworks of High Road residents through educational and promotional opportunities. Partial funding is provided by New Mexico Arts, Rio Arriba County and Taos County Lodger’s Tax Boards, and WESST.


Artists Who Donated Artworks for the
Take the High Road 2013 ticket Raffle

Hanne Huisjes, framed woodcut print, value $240
Ojo Sarco Pottery, place setting, value $110
Lorenzo Fresquez, carved crucifixion, value $75
Leigh Gusterson, miniature original painting, value $120
Marco A. Oviedo, bronze figurine, value $70
Rey Montez/Montez Gallery, framed photograph, value approx. $110
Donna Caulton, giclee, value unkown
Sally Delap, giclee, value unknown

Artists who donated cards:

Joan Zalenski
Trish Booth
Sally Delap
Rey Montez
Jean Nichols
Charles Sargent
Judith Hert
TDLT Fiber Artisans
High Road Marketplace

Patronize our Tour Sponsors!

Oviedo Carvings & Bronze

Marco A. Oviedo Carvings and Bronze

Featuring wood carving and bronze sculpture by Marco A. Oviedo
Hanne Huisjes

Hanne Huisjes

Hanne works primarily in reclaimed wood and metal.
SilverWear Jewelry

SilverWear Jewelry by Priscilla Walsen

Contemporary handmade silver and gemstone jewelry

Donna J. Caulton

Paintings and prints from the heart of nature
Leigh Gusterson

Leigh Gusterson

Bold colorful oil paintings of local High Road landscape