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. Since the first members of the Taos Society of Artists rolled up in the late 19th century, visitors and residents alike have recognized the ability for art and culture to meet and enhance each other under the Taos sky. Today Taos boasts premier museums, galleries, and festivals, showcasing art old and new, and sites of immense importance to the historical and modern intersections of art and culture in Taos. From the rich artistic and cultural Pueblo and Spanish heritages to the influences brought in recent years from every corner of the globe, there is something to take in, enjoy, and contemplate on every street corner in Taos.