taos first fridays

If Fridays weren’t already the best day of the week—they’re now even better!

WHAT: Taos First Friday is a movement to empower the local artistic economy of Taos by creating a once a month opportunity for local artists to showcase their talents and creations. Each table features hand crafted locally made art and crafts by emerging artists.    The John Dunn House Shops shares their outdoor pedestrian mall for one evening each month, inviting you to come see what’s happening in the local art scene as well as what’s new in the locally owned small business of the John Dunn House Shops and surrounding businesses and galleries of the historic district of downtown Taos, NM.

Here, you can embrace the lively spirit of Taos! Meandering through Taos First Friday is a perfect way to kick-off the weekend, interact with the community and discover and support local businesses!

WHO: Local businesses in Taos participate in First Friday by staying open and inviting you in, and the list of participating artists in the outdoor pedestrian areas changes from month to month. You can combine it with a pub crawl by visiting the Historic Taos Inn, wandering through the locally owned shops on Bent Street and popping in to La Chiripada Winery, then crossing over to the John Dunn House Shops to check out the participating galleries and shops and the art and music filling the walkways, then continue on to the Historic Taos Plaza participants such as Studio 107B and Taos Mountain Outfitters, and over to The Alley Cantina and their happy hour specials!

Taos First Friday is a festive way to celebrate the first Friday of every month April-Dec.  Art, music & culture by the people, for the people. Shop Taos First!

If you are interested in applying to participate as an artist, or you are interested in donating to, volunteering or supporting this incredible event, please contact Sara Basehart at taosfirstfriday@gmail.com

 WHEN: Taos First Friday is held every first Friday of the month from 4:00pm to 8:00pm The 2019 dates are:

Friday, April 5, 2019 Friday, September 6, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019 Friday, October 4, 2019
Friday, June 7, 2019 Friday, November 1, 2019
Friday, July 5, 2019 Friday, December 6 , 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019

“WHY Taos is home to a diverse community of creative minds. Taos First Friday strives to empower our local artisans and shops through supporting the arts at a grassroots level, building community and creating a vibrant once a month Friday night venue to show visitors that it’s the people of Taos that makes this place magical. Art, music and culture by the people, for the people. Shop Taos First!

WHERE Hosted by the John Dunn House Shops, The outdoor pedestrian mall at the heart of the historic district of Taos.


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