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.

SOMOS—A Place for Words

The Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) is a respected literary resource center in Taos.

¡Que Vivan Las Fiestas de Taos!

Taos Fiestas are an annual celebration of community and culture.

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Past and Future

The history and future of a cultural tradition.

Art Galleries

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 History

Learn more about the exciting events that shaped Taos, and explore the important role of art in its history.

Spanish Culture

Taos is rich with the culture of the people who settled this valley long ago as a result of the Spanish land grants.

Native Culture

Come experience the history – and see the influence – of the people who have lived in this area for thousands of years.

Cultural Events

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The Arts

The thriving literary scenes and active community theaters assure there will be live productions throughout the year.

Stories and Legends of Taos

Taos has a rich, diverse past with an abundance of stories and legends. Discover their stories.

Performing Arts

Taos has a thriving performing arts scene that rivals a big city, and includes opera, chamber music, live theatre, and ballet.

Taos Visionaries

Taos has long attracted – or created? – people who are agents of change, “visionaries.” Learn their stories.

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