Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rio Costilla Valley Studio Tour

Visit for a complete listing of Artists and Photos of their Work – Up to date Map as Well!

Date of 2008 Tour: September 6 and 7th, 2008, 10 to 5 each day.

This year, on September 6 & 7, they deck the studios with their latest work and welcome the visitors from near and far. Their doors are opened wide. You are invited to see their work, explore their creative process, and purchase these carefully crafted wares. We feature a diverse group, fine art studios and artisan markets to please a wide variety of tastes. Oils, pastels, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, iron work, glass, jewelry and jams, jellies, chutneys, wildflower fields, artisan breads and home baked goods are a few of the items they offer to visitors.

Situated at the confluence of Northern New Mexico, and Southern Colorado, it is the only event of its kind that crosses the line between two states, unites them and bridges cultures. Along the meandering course of the Rio Costilla, weaving its way to the Rio Grande, and melded into the fabric of our work are found long lost European influences, and Native traditions reborn in art. On this tour you will travel along old country roads to scenic flats of high valley sage and chamisal onto mountainous forests. Just the journey is a destination. Sometimes called the Valle Vidal or the Southern End of the San Luis Valley, our tour stretches from Amalia, New Mexico, to Jaroso, Colorado. It is an enchanted tour in an enchanted land.

We are celebrating our 10th year! We thank those of you who keep coming back, and have become our friends and patrons of our work; and we welcome you also, stranger who has yet to find your way here. We invite you to mark those dates on your calendar, get out in the fresh air, and come celebrate the arts. You just might find something special or at least have memories of a day that will bring a smile to your heart when you return to where you live. This tour is free of charge and open to the public.

Jane Kircher 719-672-3063
Michael or Sarah 719 588-4973

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