Projects

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Questa Studio Tour

We held the in-person tour on August 14-15 from 10-5 daily and the visitors and attendance were up from previous years. There were 16 hubs or studios to visit. See NorthernNewMexicoArtists.com for more information.

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Northern New Mexico's Music: Past & Present

How has musical expression in its many forms shaped the culture and
people of this region? Musician and Costilla native Chris J. Arellano directs this initiative, funded by a New Mexico Arts CARES grant. A presentation was held on May 21 which can be seen on our Facebook video channel.

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Questa History Trail

We celebrated the trail's official opening on National Trails Day, June 5, 2021, at 11 am. This half-mile walkable route illustrates a microcosm of northern New Mexico history. The trail loops from our village intersection to our historic plaza. Start at the Welcome kiosk on the corner and follow the directional arrows. Long-lasting signs are now installed. Please use caution until a bridge across the acequia is completed for stop #5. Our related websites add a deeper understanding of many topics the trail's signs introduce along with local memories. MORE...

Questa Chamber Music Series Oct. 1 Concert!

Virtual, Pre-Recorded, Hybrid and Collaborative Concerts

Since 2018 The Questa Chamber Music Series has given a venue in the rural context of Questa to talented local and visiting musicians. These chamber music events are often hosted in an intimate or unique community venue; in doing so it honors the history of musical gatherings and community. MORE....

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QCC Workshops

Questa Youth Center Art Room
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
QCC has scheduled, hosted and facilitated multiple “creative” workshops and presentations. These opportunities focus on knowledge gained and entertainment. For example,  some categories of workshops included Artist Marketing, Artistic Skill Development, Traditional Arts and Crafts, Youth Art Programs and Traditional Holiday Foods. More are in the works. Check our calendar page for offerings.

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Art for All!

Questa Youth Center Art Room
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The QCC is offering a multi-generational class from 9 to 1 on Saturdays, August 21 and 28, led by artist, teacher, and Drawing On Earth owner, Mark Lewis Wagner. The focus is on diving into your own creative journey. At the Cisneros Youth Center Art Room. Suggested donation to cover supplies. For more information, contact Mark at (510) 220-4157 or email us at questacreativecouncil@gmail.com. All are welcome! Please note: children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. MORE...

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Art for Youth Classes

Questa Youth Center Art Room
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The QCC is partnering with the Questa Library to offer youth art classes as part of the Library’s youth and family outreach programs. The classes have covered a wide range of topics and explored a variety of mediums. This fall the focus is clay. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children and can participate as well. These youth art classes are held at the Questa Youth Center, the third Friday of the month, 1-3 pm, while school is in session. (Please Check Library schedule, as dates may change.)

Colaborations

Welcome Signs

The QCC has partnered with the QEDF to develop “Welcome to Questa” signs to be installed on the main state highways (38 and 522) as one approaches Questa. They are in the fabrication stage and we hope to see them in the spring of 2021.

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Village of Questa Lamppost Banners

The first set of banners funded by the Questa Economic Development Fund (QEDF) exhibited the beautiful hand-painted retablos in St. Anthony’s historic Church. The retablo artists are Arlene Cisneros Sena and James Cordova. This first set of lamp post banners were in installed in July 2019. The next set of banners showing historic imagery of our town and its people has come and gone. Currently, the third and final set of banners displays the artwork of local artists and craftspersons, very colorful!

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Wild Rivers Plein Air Festival

July 2022

Artists from around the southwest will gather again in July to paint the dramatic landscape of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, plus the charming historic sites around our village. The festival includes four days of open painting, workshops and demos, a Quick-Draw event, and concluding Art Show with awards and prizes! The show will be held in Red River, bringing this fresh mix of artworks to the largest nearby audience of collectors, at the art-deco style Brass Rail Theater, a unique venue. More info, call Peggy at 505-974-5314 or MORE...

NeoRio

NeoRio 2021: Inspiration, Reflection & Evolution

Fall 2021

This is a transitional year as NeoRio enters a new phase in its lifetime as an evolving project. To mark this time of change, we are creating a short film and catalogue of the event’s 11 years at Wild Rivers on the rim of the gorge. These retrospective pieces will provide opportunities to celebrate, reengage with, reflect on and learn from the many featured and contributing artists and their artworks, community gatherings and engagements, and themes explored at NeoRio since 2009. MORE....