The Village of Magdalena continues to be recognized as one of the best small art towns in the United States, home to a number of artists and artisans, and to showcase the talent found in the village, Warehouse 1-10 and the Village Press Print Studio have joined forces to host the Art Magdalena Gallery and Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8.

The tour will feature artists from the Magdalena area working in a wide range of media ranging from textile arts, jewelry and silverware, pottery, painting, photography, printmaking, work metal, sculpture, poetry and writing.

“We did this eight or nine years in a row, and then of course COVID stopped it for the last two years,” said Catherine DeMaria of Warehouse 1-10. “So, we decided to go there this year, and we were really surprised that we had 18 different venues and 40 participating artists.”

Several artists have opened their studios and will be working on projects throughout the day, while others have gathered in galleries and open spaces across the city and will be available to discuss their work with visitors.

“In addition to being a growing community of artists, Magdalena provides a truly inspiring backdrop for artists from different disciplines,” DeMaria said. “We’ve had a lot of artists from as far away as New York who have spent time here working on sabbaticals or vacations.”

The tour includes 18 venues across the village and over 40 participating artists and artisans working in a wide range of media. The afternoon will include demonstrations of printmaking, typography, bookbinding, watercolour, weaving, blacksmithing, music, food and an outdoor craft market.

The tour will take you to the end of the trail on Hop Canyon Road for typography demonstrations at The Village Press, along Highway 60, along Main Streets North and South, and some of the side streets for the studios. artists, and a chance to see and learn about their creative process.

Judy Richardson in her gallery/workshop, one of 18 locations on the ART Magdalena Gallery and Studio Tour.
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Many locations are within walking distance and most are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Blue Canyon Gallery on Highway 60 features paintings, pottery, and jewelry
  • Village Press Print Studio, 456 Hop Canyon Road, featuring printmaking, letterpress and book arts, plus monotype and letterpress printing demonstrations
  • CWB Gallery with portrait photography by Cheryl Walsh Bellville and weaving demonstrations by Wini Labrecque
  • Kim Henkel’s KHStudio with Handmade Sterling Silver and Stone Jewelry at CWB Gallery
  • The Old S’Cool House Gallery features the Howl and Purr boutique and the art of Pat McCombs. Look for the driveway west side of Fifth and South Main
  • Evett’s Cafe and Gallery with Louis De Mayo (1920 – 2016) original signed paintings, lithographs and serigraphs and color photographs by Willie Mozley
  • Judy Richardson Studio at 104 North Main St. with her sculptures and drawings
  • Kind of a small board at 106 North Main St. features Kat O’Connor: Bits
  • The Market Square at 105 North Main features artwork, stained glass, vintage clothing and antiques
  • The Art Box, 603 First Street, where Nicole White has art cards and a demonstration of mixed media and bookbinding
  • Atelier Studio 605, 605 First Street, with fine art prints by DOrkyART.us and photos by glennoznapz. Espresso drinks by ES•PRESS•O
  • 802 Artworks, 802 First Street, offers unique artwork and gifts, jewelry, leathers, rugs, weaves, fine art and “GardenArt”
  • La Posada Art Gallery, 902 First Street, has Louis De Mayo (1920 – 2016) original signed paintings, lithographs and serigraphs
  • ZW Farnsworth Blacksmithing and Metal Art, 908 First Street, offers blacksmithing demonstrations
  • Craft Market at Tumbleweeds Diner, 1408 First Street
  • Warehouse 1-10, 110 North Main Street will feature a spring group show of contemporary artwork by local artists and artists from across the state.

Other highlights include an interactive Kids’ Science Café exhibit in the Charles Ilfeld Warehouse at 200 North Main called Civilizations where youngsters can bring in toy animals, cars and trains to participate in the event.

Additionally, Magdalena Public Library will present the Wonder on Wheels Mobile Museum’s Musica Buena Celebration with live music by Tuesday @2 and host a Cowboy BBQ with free food. The annual community event is coordinated by Warehouse 1-10 and the Village Press Print Studio and funded in part by the artists, the Village of Magdalena Tenant Tax and the Magdalena Chamber of Commerce.

For a downloadable list of studios, galleries and events as well as a map, go to http://www.artmagdalenanm.com