Fourteen years ago a group of eight artists joined together to celebrate art among friends and neighbors by creating the Sandia Heights Artists Studio Tour. www.sandiaheightsartists.com
This annual event has continued to grow and to emphasize community. Sandia Heights is located in the foothills of Albuquerque. Sandia Mountain rises to the east, and there is an expansive view of the city and Indian Country to the west, making a stunning background for Tour stops at our studios or homes. We usually feature several artists per location. We welcome new artists each year, all of whom embrace their media with enthusiasm. The result is a fascinating artistic diversity: from woodwork, to oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, from jewelry of silver and beaded pieces to fiber art, gourd art, mixed media, photography, and hand-built as well as wheel-thrown pottery.
Preview Night for Sandia Heights Artists Studio Tour will take place one week before the Tour, on Friday, September 1, 5-8 pm, at High Desert Art and Frame Gallery. High Desert Art and Frame will feature all of our Tour artists in its gallery for the month of September. Our Preview Night will be part of a city-wide Artscrawl with many ABQ galleries participating from 5-8 pm with refreshments at every stop. The Artscrawl map and schedule will be available at AlbuquerqueArtscrawl.com in August. We hope to see you in September!