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Taos Happenings: American Artist Appreciation Month

Lisa - August 2, 2022

The Town of Taos has long been a mecca for creatives and visionaries, from legends like Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams to painters like E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp, who formed the Taos Society of Artists in 1915. Today one can celebrate American Artist Appreciation Month by visiting any of Taos' premier museums and galleries or catching live music at any of the venues around town.

Jivan Lee Artist Demo, First Saturday Open House
Date: 8/6 — 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Join the Couse-Sharp Historic Site for a live painting demonstration from Jivan Lee. Open to the public, free admission; donations are encouraged. Free parking is available a half block east in the municipal lot on Kit Carson Road.

Counterpoint at TCA Stables Gallery
Dates: 8/12 - 8/14
An exhibition of visual music from artist Jim Gilbert. Stimulating, exquisite, and evocative images with reactions from people worldwide. Each of the framed images in the exhibition is accompanied by at least two unedited responses by people from all over the world.

DEUX VIES at TCA Encore Gallery
Dates: Now - 8/30
John De Puy and Isabel Ferreira-De Puy share their love through a collection of oil on canvas and paper. With never-exhibited pieces by John and new creations from Isabel, the collection reveals inspiration from the Southwestern desert through vivid color and form.

Debbie Long's Light Ships at Harwood Museum of Art
Dates: Now - 10/9
Immersive environments travel through light, time, and space. The inviting chambers, lined with hundreds of handmade cast glass pieces, are intended for slow bodily experiences of the movement of sunlight, moonlight, clouds passing, piercing stars, and summer lightning.

Live Music at Kit Carson Park

My Morning Jacket
Date: 8/19 — 7 p.m.
With their thrillingly expansive and eclectic sound, the Louisville-bred band has influenced an entire era of musicians, largely by staying one step ahead of mainstream pop culture and following their instincts to endless innovation.

Little Big Town
Date: 9/3 — 7 p.m.
Little Big Town has earned more than 45 award show nominations and has taken home nearly 20 awards, including multiple GRAMMY, AMA, People's Choice, CMA, ACM awards, and an Emmy award. To date, their song "Wine, Beer, Whiskey" has reached global streams of over 265 million, putting Little Big Town's career lifetime streams at over 2.3 billion.

Taos Pride: August 4 - 6

Taos Pride's mission is to build a diverse, inclusive community through interactive events, programming, and services promoting equality and self-expression. Taos Pride creates community events to celebrate diversity, increase awareness, and provide a safe place to be exactly who you are!

Mark Your Calendars
Taos Plaza Live
Every Thursday — 6 p.m.
Taos Plaza

Taos Pride: Short Film Festival
8/4— 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Taos Community Auditorium

Taos Pride: Pride on the Plaza
8/6 — 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Taos Plaza

Young Artists Concert
8/7— 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Taos Center for the Arts

Taos Pride: Gayest Drag Show Ever
8/6 — 9 p.m.
The Alley Cantina

TSV Up and Over 10k Trail Run
Taos Ski Valley

Ballet Taos presents Blueshift: The Chopin Project
8/6 — 6 p.m.
The Taos Center for the Arts

Taos Open Studio Tours
9/3 - 9/5