Dixon Studio Tour aka Embudo Valley Arts
Studio ToursNon-Profit Organizations
The Dixon Studio Tour is one of the oldest continuously run studio tours in the state. Dixon, nestled in the Embudo Valley in Northern New Mexico where the Rio Embudo flows into the Rio Grande, has been long known for its rich Native American and Hispanic heritage, productive farm lands and pastoral beauty. During the last 30+ years many artists moved to the valley to pursue their artistic talent and a simpler way of life.
In 1982 two of these artists decided that there was a need for more connection with the buying public in a more intimate setting than the craft fairs and the galleries provided. The first year was a great success and the crowds have been coming ever since. People love to come to the little village of Dixon and wander among the orchards and visit the open studios and local businesses featuring a full spectrum of contemporary and traditional fine art and crafts.
The Dixon Studio Tour is a cooperative effort with the various artists performing all of the jobs from preparing the map to painting signs as well as coordinating the whole event. The local community has also been included with the formation of ''The Mercado'' which takes place at the public school and features many home grown and homemade local products. The ''Collected Works'' show, features an outstanding piece of work by each of the artists on the tour. The show opens at the Toolshed (Dixon's new performance space/event hall) with a public reception at 5:30 p.m. the night before the tour and continues throughout the weekend.