The Placitas Studio Tour has become a favorite Mother’s Day weekend event in the twenty years since it first began. Fifty-nine Placitas artists opened their doors and welcomed guests to the fascinating spaces where the artwork takes shape. Many explored the many unique artist studios in the rolling foothills of the northern Sandias. They met and talked directly with the artists about their work, their environment, and their latest creations.

The tour offered a wide array of new arts and crafts at the fifty studio locations. We love our magnificent views of the Sandia Mountains and the natural beauty of Placitas—13 studios were new to the tour and seven studios have participated in all 20 events: Bunny Bowen, 2017 Director Andi Callahan, Lisa Chernoff, Jon and Nancy Couch, Mary and Karl Hofmann, Peaches Malmaud, and tour founder, Riha Rothberg.

Placitas is located in the Sandia Mountains off I-25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. From I-25, take Exit #242 and turn east on Highway 165 to Placitas.

We hope you will visit again in 2018.

Placitas Studio Tour

Our Doors Are Open

Download the map and preview the artists. Maps will also be available at studios and numbered signs will be posted throughout Placitas to direct you to studio locations.


Riha Rothberg interviewed by Matthew Bronson on KUPR, 2017

ARTISTS' Interviews 2016
Riha Rothberg interviewed on KUPR
session 1 | session 2

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What you need to know to participate in the Placitas Studio Tour, and the 2017 application.

The Placitas Studio Tour operates under the auspices of the Placitas Mountaincraft and Soiree Society, a non-profit organization benefitting the arts and arts education in Placitas, New Mexico.
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