Alto Artists Studio Tour


The Alto Artists’ Studio Tour celebrates its 14th Anniversary in 2017. This free, self-guided tour in Alto, New Mexico, offers the chance to explore behind the scenes of the local art community. The public is invited to visit private studios to interact with the artists.

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 5 to 7 pm, the Alto Artists’ Studio Tour will hold its annual Artist Preview Party at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

The Spencer Theater is located at 108 Spencer Drive, Alto, NM. (575) 336-4800.

Destination: Alto/Ruidoso, New Mexico
Alto, New Mexico, the hub of the Alto Artists’ Studio Tour, is located 5 miles north of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Ruidoso is situated high in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. Towering above the Village of Ruidoso is Sierra Blanca at 11,981 feet above sea level and the New Mexico ski resort, Ski Apache. The area is host to many opportunities for visitors to enjoy the area when visiting the Alto Studio Tour. Here are a few:

Fridays through Mondays through Labor Day. Thoroughbreds and quarter horses race all summer with post time at 1 p.m

Fort Stanton
The Fort Stanton Historic Site is a must-see attraction when visiting Lincoln County. Nestled on Highway 220, which bisects the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway, New Mexico’s newest historic site features over 155 years of southwestern history history ranging from its initial creation as a military garrison to its significance as the first tuberculosis hospital in the state.

Spencer Theater
A landmark 514-seat world-class theater which, on the average, hosts a major touring Broadway show, dance or musical performance every 11 days year-round during separate summer and winter seasons. Four major Dale Chihuly glass installations are featured.




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