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Albuquerque, NM Weather
A stay at Los Poblanos
Historic Inn and Organic Farm during the Albquerque International
Balloon Fiesta at times could be seen over 75 miles deep. The crowd is
welcome to stand on the exact field where nearly 1000 hot-air balloons
lift off from.
The whole concept of
tending to a tourist’s needs is inauthentic by nature, as it’s
foundation is rooted in giving the tourist the best experience possible,
rather than the tourist acclimating to a situation that exists whether
he or she is there or not. At the Burnt Well Guest Ranch, they are able to overlap the two.
Finding Historic Taos Landmarks Easier
TAOS, NM—Taos Center for the Arts, Town of
Taos, Taos Arts and Cultural District, Taos Museums, SOMOS, Taos Arts
Council and the Taos County Lodgers Association have collaborated to
pilot the Taos Blue Trail project, designed to help visitors easily
locate 18 of Taos’ historic landmarks on a self-guided walking tour
distinguished by painted markers.
On Sept. 20 and 21, 2013 volunteers painted a temporary strip
of blue on sidewalks, streets and alleys of the Town's historic district
to guide visitors to some of the most popular sites in Taos such as
churches, museums, and landmarks.
The blue line is approximately 1.8 miles in length and extends
from the Fechin House (Paseo de Pueblo Norte) to Bent Street and the
Plaza. From there the line connects both Ledoux Street (to the Harwood
Museum) and Guadalupe Plaza before returning to the Plaza and extending
along Kit Carson Road to the Couse/Sharp House/Studio. The walk, without
stops, is estimated to take just under two hours. Arrows will help
direct visitors at crosswalks.
“Taos is the most historic small-town in America and certainly
the West. Every turn onto a street, alley or plaza in the historic
district offers a window into Taos' past; its soul,” said Paul Figueroa,
Project Coordinator and Vice President of the Taos Arts Council. “By
offering a pilot project, we will enhance our visitors’ experience and
expand our appeal for adventure travelers, history-lovers and, cultural
connoisseurs. It was a pleasure to coordinate this project with so many
partners and volunteers offering leadership, talent and resources. We
are particularly grateful to the many businesses in the historic
district for their generous support.”
Once the blue paint has faded, Taos Arts Council will gather
feedback from merchants to determine if a significant increase in
traffic occurred, and from visitors, to ascertain if the trail was
helpful in locating historic sites easily. The Taos Blue Trail could
become permanent if deemed successful.
Supplemental self-guided maps of the Taos Blue Trail and
noteworthy sites along the way are available at the Taos Visitor Center
and at the many merchants, museums, and businesses on the trail.
The pilot project was established in conjunction with the Taos
Grand Fall Arts – nine weekends of art, music, literary, culinary
and related events in Taos including the upcoming 31st annual Taos
Mountain Balloon Rally from Oct. 25–27, 2013.
For more information, contact Paul Figueroa at [email protected] or call 575-779-8579.
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Shuttle Service from ABQ Sunport to Taos
TAOS, NM — Taos Ski Valley (TSV) has
launched daily shuttle service to/from the Albuquerque International
Sunport (Sunport) to/from Taos, New Mexico and TSV. The shuttle also
offers service to/from Taos and TSV to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport.
Shuttle service pick up from the Albuquerque Sunport is at
3:30 p.m. daily; drop off at the Sunport is at 11 a.m. Passengers can be
dropped off at any lodging facility in Taos or TSV.
The cost for a round trip ticket to/from the Albuquerque
Sunport to/from Taos and TSV is $85 per person; a one way ticket is $50.
Roundtrip tickets to/from Santa Fe Municipal Airport to/from Taos or
TSV are $65 per person; one way tickets are $40 per person.
Reservations are required for the shuttle service and must be
made 48 hours in advance. A minimum of four persons is required for the
shuttle to run, with a maximum capacity of 12 people. Guests are allowed
only two bags per person including skis/snowboards. Pets are not
allowed. To make reservations, call 800-776-1111.
Taos, NM Named as One of America’s Top ‘Small Town Art Places’ by ArtPlace
Taos, New Mexico has been named by
ArtPlaces – an initiative of national and regional foundations and major
banks to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S – as one
of America’s top 12 “Small Town ArtPlaces.”
“Earlier this year, ArtPlace announced America’s Top 12
ArtPlaces in major metropolitan areas – vibrant communities identified
as being exceptionally successful in combining the arts, artists,
and venues for creativity and expression with independent businesses,
restaurants, and a walkable lifestyle,” said ArtPlaces Director
Carol Coletta. “It is equally important to recognize and celebrate
dynamic small town ArtPlaces and the unique qualities that make
them well worth the journey to explore and enjoy.”
The top 12 “Small Town ArtPlaces” communities were chosen
because they had the highest concentrations per capita of arts-related
non-profits; arts-related businesses; and people working in creative
occupations among smaller towns in America, according to data analyzed
by Impresa, Inc., a Portland-based firm specializing in the study
of regional economies. Communities were comprised of single-town zip
codes in non-metropolitan areas and metropolitan areas with a
population of 100,000 or less.
Taos made the list because, as described by ArtPlaces, the
town is a well-liked destination for art-lovers with 80 galleries and
several art museums. Along with the fact that it is one of the
original art colonies formed by the Taos Society of Artists, the town
has an active calendar of festivals, fiestas, ceremonies, art
shows, tours, concerts, workshops and demonstrations. The Taos Center
for the Arts was also mentioned, which hosts
exhibitions, performances, film series, and various special events.
The remaining 11 towns that made the “Small Town ArtPlaces”
list for 2013 are: Eureka Springs, Ark.; Crested Butte, Colo.; Ketchum,
Idaho; Vineyard Haven, Mass.; Boothbay Harbor, Maine; Lanesboro,
Minn.; Highlands, N.C.; Marfa, Texas; Stowe, Vt.; Eastsound, Wash.; and
ArtPlace provides grants and loans, supports research, and
conducts outreach and advocacy. To date, ArtPlace has awarded 80 grants
totaling $26.9 million to 76 organizations in 46 U.S. communities.
ArtPlace also seeks advice and counsel from close working
relationships with various federal agencies, including the National
Endowment for the Arts, the departments of Housing and Urban
Development, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Education, and
Transportation, along with leadership from the White House Office
of Management and Budget and the Domestic Policy Council.
For more information about ArtPlace, visit
http://www.artplaceamerica.org. For a complete list of “who is saying
what” about Taos visit http://taos.org/visit/taos-in-the-media. For general information about the Town of Taos, visit http://taos.org.
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