Ruidoso Art Scene
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Ruidoso is the #1 Art Destination in Southern New Mexico. Galleries and artist's studios abound. The area boasts art events year-round; from fine arts and photography exhibits at the Hubbard Museum of the American West to studio tours, Art Expo's and the area's biggest art event, the juried Ruidoso Art Festival. And don't miss the multiple blown glass installations by Seattle artist Dale Chihuly at the Spencer Theater.
Art Events in Lincoln County
High Mesa Studio Tour: Held the last weekend in February, this self-guided tour takes you on a visit with 12 talented artists at 6 studio locations.
Ruidoso Art Expo: During the last weekend in June, 12 galleries participate in the Ruidoso Art Expo featuring guest artists, demonstrations and entertainment.
Lincoln County Art Loop: The oldest of the local self-guided tours, the Lincoln County Art Loop takes place during the first full weekend in July. Over 30 artist studios and galleries participate in over a 100 mile "loop" through Lincoln County.
Ruidoso Art Festival: Taking place during the last weekend in July, this is the most popular event in the Ruidoso Art world. Over 120 artists from across the nation participate in this juried art show that attracts thousands of art fans.
Alto Artists Studio Tour: This self-guided tour held over the first weekend in August starts off with a reception at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. Eight lovely homes open their doors and showcase the art of three to four artists each.
Detailed information on all of these events may be found on our events calendar.