High Road Artisans began with the first studio in 1998. It became a non-profit 501(c)3 in 2001. The studio tour is always the last two weekends in September.
The mission of High Road Artisans is to enhance the economic viability of the artists and artisans of the rural communities along the High Road to Taos in Northern New Mexico. We work to provide visibility to the long cherished artistic traditions and artworks of High Road residents through educational and promotional opportunities.
The High Road Artisans organization envisions a vibrant and self sustaining community of artists and artisans along the High Road to Taos in Northern New Mexico. We build cooperation among the artists and artisans of the communities, bringing a composite economic viability that is greater than the sum of its parts. Through enhanced cultural, educational, and promotional opportunities, artists and artisans access resources that lead toward an independent economic future while sustaining and reviving traditional and contemporary artistic pursuits.