Looking for something to do in May? Help Madrid, N.M. celebrate its 42nd anniversary of the resettlement that brought the little town from coal town to “not being a ghost town anymore.”
Madrid is 30 minutes south of Santa Fe on N.M. 14. In 1973, when the Johnsons arrived, rented a ghost building from the mine owners, and opened a gallery it had been a ghost town for 20 years. Many other independent folks came along, rented and some also started businesses.
Now, there are over 35 wonderful shops and galleries, filled with fine art, fine fiber art, rugs, blown glass, whimsical gifts, photography, pottery, Native American art, real estate, sculpture, most importantly shop and gallery owners are eager to say hello.
In Madrid, visitors get to meet artists face to face.
Parking is available at the north and south end of town. Be sure and give yourself lots of time in Madrid.
Most shops and galleries open about 10 a.m. and close anywhere from 5-6 p.m.
Restaurants in town
Java Junction for that caffeine fix opens at 10 a.m.
Mineshaft Tavern opens at 11:30 a.m. Vistors can come in for some burgers, plus lots of entertainment and the museum.
Mama Lisa’s Ghost Town Kitchen, opens at 11 a.m. with some homemade food