This festival is the oldest art festival in Taos, starting in 1974. It includes two major art shows – a juried exhibit titled Taos Selects which includes a much anticipated "Distinguished Achievement Award Series." The other exhibit is the Taos Open, as its name implies, an exhibit open to all artists working in Taos in all media.
The festival represents over 250 Taos County artists working in a variety of mediums.
Each year a limited edition poster is printed to commemorate the arts festival.
The proceeds from the shows will benefit art programs for Taos County children.
Our Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Taos fall Arts Festival is to celebrate the visual arts and artists in Taos County,to encourage the growth of emerging artists, and to create an event where our artists can come together to exhibit and market their works for the delight and appreciation of the larger community.