Express Yourself at the Corrales Art Studio Tour -
Art by Ken Duckert for the Corrales Art Studio Tour.

Returning to its original spring dates, one of the most anticipated art studio tours in New Mexico, the 25th Annual Corrales Art Studio Tour will be held, for one weekend only, May 6 & 7, 2023.  Ninety-three artists and over fifty student artists from two Corrales elementary schools will show their work at thirty-eight venues including artist homes and studios, four local galleries and select local businesses.  CAST Preview Gallery opens May 5.

Corrales Art Studio Tour attendees will find a wide selection of fine art and beautifully crafted works for every taste and budget. Art in contemporary to representational and abstract styles in a variety of media including watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography and prints as well as works in clay, fiber, glass and metal will delight the senses at every stop.

Corrales Art Studio Tour artist BaLoMbiNi.
Featured artist BaLoMbiNi with her art piece “Auntie,” will be part of the Corrales Art Studio Tour.

“The Corrales Studio Tour is the perfect opportunity to connect with local artists, whether you’re a collector, art lover or simply looking for a fun weekend,” said Jenn Noel, Corrales artist and Corrales Society of Artists board president. “Come visit local galleries, studios, artists to get a peek into their creative process. With 93 talented artists participating in the tour this year, there is sure to be something you will love.”

This year’s featured art image is an acrylic painting by artist L. BaLoMbiNi titled “Auntie.”  “It’s always a thrill to have your artwork selected for publication; even more so when a jury of your peers selects your imagery to represent a group of over 90 artists and galleries for the 25th Annual Corrales Art Studio Tour,” BaLoMbiNi mused. “My painting ‘Auntie’ is a reflection of women in our families, now gone, whose joy, cooking, and stories are present in our own lives – and we thank them.”

Visitors to the Village of Corrales will find plenty of restaurants and several breweries plus out-of-town visitors can choose from several bed and breakfast establishments and vacation rentals.

View a sample of work by each participating artist at the Preview Gallery in the Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Road in Corrales, NM 87048. The Preview Gallery is open Friday, May 5 from 1 _ 4 p.m. and during tour hours: Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Maps and catalogs will be available online, outside the Frontier Mart at the south end of Corrales, the Preview Gallery at Old San Ysidro Church, and various local sponsors, galleries, wineries, and art studios throughout the village.

CAST is sponsored by the Corrales Society of Artists (CSA) a nonprofit organization that fosters a vibrant and distinctive artistic community in Corrales and New Mexico through the promotion and exhibition of emerging and established artists. CSA provides educational programming and serves as a resource to all who seek to expand their appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of art.

For more information about the Corrales Society of Artists Studio Tour, including a full list of artists, visit the website.

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