The first weekend in May (May 6 & 7, 2017) the Village of Corrales will once again host one of the most anticipated art and studio tour events in the state of New Mexico. Village artists will open their studios and homes, hosting artists from the surrounding areas. The tour provides an opportunity for the public to meet the artists, see their work, and learn about their creative process. As in past years, many of the studio stops will feature multiple artists in locations throughout the Village.
Start your tour at the Preview Gallery in the historic Casa Vieja Events Center, 4541 Corrales Rd, Corrales, NM 87048. The original hacienda was built in the 18th century and lovingly renovated in 1944. It is listed on the State of New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties. The Preview Gallery will be open Friday, May 5th , from 1-5 pm and during tour hours: Saturday and Sunday, May 6th & 7th, from 10 am – 5 pm.
Maps and catalogs will be available in tents on the south end of the Village, on Corrales Road, and at Loma Larga and Meadowlark. The local Boy Scout Troop will be manning the tents and selling water. You may also pick up catalogs and maps at the Preview Gallery, local sponsors, galleries, wineries, and art studios throughout the Village.
There will be a wide selection of fine art and fine crafts available for every taste and budget. The work of CAST artists ranges from contemporary to representational to abstract art in a variety of media including ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, oils, photography, watercolor, and more. With over 80 artists showing work at 35 locations throughout the Village, there is sure to be something for everyone!