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Taos’ rich history (one of the oldest art colonies in America) has made it for over a century an ideal place to visit for art enthusiasts and collectors.
There are four distinct areas within the downtown Historic District, all within walking distance from Taos Plaza, the town center. In addition there are many other things Taos has to offer; such as restaurants, a music scene and a mix of cultures.
Ledoux Street is just a half block off the southwest corner of the plaza. This quaint adobe-lined lane is full of colorful courtyards and architecture.
On this charming street you will discover internationally renowned artists and galleries, two museums; The Harwood Museum of Art and The Blunenschein Home and Museum, several shops, wine tasting and restaurants. This is where you will discover 203 Fine Art, specializing in important early Taos Moderns, contemporary paintings and sculpture, as well as the well-known vibrant and colorful impressionist painter, Inger Jirby Gallery and Sculpture Garden.
Bent Street is just one street north of the plaza, with easy access through the John Dunn shops.
This charming one way street is filled with several galleries, shops, the Governor Bent Museum, and restaurants. Here is where you will locate Robert L Parsons Fine Art, exhibiting paintings by Taos Founders, and early Taos and Santa Fe art colonies.
Kit Carson Road is immediately east of the entrance to the plaza. This street is filled with several galleries, shops, the Kit Carson Home and Museum.
A boardwalk leads you to Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, who has a collection of established Taos artists, and just next door is The Ranch at Taos, featuring art and music. On the south side of the road just before the Couse-Shart Historic Site, is David Anthony Fine Art, presenting innovative artworks from Taos artists and features his handmade furniture.
Paseo del Pueblo Norte is the main road through town, with a variety of businesses, restaurants and a museum. Just a few doors past the Taos Art Museum you will find Jackie’s Trading Post, where many vintage treasures, pottery, weavings, and Southwestern jewelry can be found.