arts & culture
Maybe it’s the light or the altitude, or the thin line where golden mesa meets endless blue sky. Perhaps it’s the astounding verticality of the sacred Taos Mountain, or the eccentric contrast of cultures. Without doubt, Taos is a mecca for artists and visionaries.
Taos has a rich, diverse past with an abundance of stories and legends. Discover their stories.
Taos has long inspired artists to creatively express their imagination and their appreciation for living in this magnificent place.
Stop for a visit at any one of our informative and vibrant museums to immerse yourself in fine art or stories of the past.
Taos has a thriving performing arts scene that rivals a big city, and includes opera, chamber music, live theatre, and ballet.
Taos celebrates the culture and arts – visual, performing, culinary, musical, literary, all year long. Come join the fun.
Learn more about the exciting events that shaped Taos, and explore the important role of art in its history.
Taos has long attracted – or created? – people who are agents of change, “visionaries.” Learn their stories.
Taos is rich with the culture of the people who settled this valley long ago as a result of the Spanish land grants.
Come experience the history – and see the influence – of the people who have lived in this area for thousands of years.