Corrales Art and Studio Tour
The 22nd annual Corrales and Art Studio Tour will take place from 10am - 5pm May 2nd and 3rd, 2020 in Corrales, New Mexico. This event is one of the premiere art events in New Mexico and features 70-80 artists showing their work at studios and venues located throughout the village of Corrales. Participating artists are members of the Corrales Society of Artists and galleries in New Mexico and other states represent many of them.
The Preview Gallery
We are proud to have the Preview Gallery at the historic Casa Vieja Event Center, 4541 Corrales Road, again this year. Each participating artist selects one of their works that embodies the spirit and character of their medium and style to show at the Preview Gallery. This collection of art gives patrons a central location to see the broad spectrum of art and talent in the tour. The Preview Gallery is the place to get a tour map and a brochure that provides all of the artist’s information.
A vital part of the CAST success is the sponsorship program. This program invites local businesses and private individuals to support the Corrales Art and Studio Tour by purchasing ad space in the CAST brochure. For CAST 2019 approximately 2400 brochures were provided to art patrons for the tour.
Preview Gallery Reception
On the Thursday prior to the tour, which is April 30th for CAST 2020, an invitation only reception will be held in which Sponsorship Program participants are recognized for their support to the CAST. This is a great opportunity for CAST organizers to personally thank our sponsors and for our sponsors to meet many of the participating artists. The reception this year will have catering arranged by Casa Vieja staff and will include local wine and craft beer.
2019 CAST - Another Successful Event!
The Corrales Art and Studio Tour (CAST) is one of the premier art events in New Mexico. Artists show their work in their studios, work spaces, wineries and galleries in the village of Corrales. The 2019 CAST was held on May 4th and 5th. The Preview Gallery is the starting point for the tour. It was hosted in the historic Casa Vieja event center. In the preview gallery art patrons can find a sample of art of all of the artists participating in the tour.
Last year there were over 80 artists showing their work in 38 venues around Corrales. With this many artists, virtually every medium imaginable is represented. The combination of such a diverse set of artists and the charm of the village of Corrales makes it a wonderful way to spend the day. In fact, the lure of this combination inspired the local PBS station, KNME, to make the Corrales and Studio Tour the subject of a major segment on the show Colores. The segment did a masterful job of capturing the tour from the perspective of four distinctly different artists and mediums. The segment can be viewed here.
For those who did not get to visit the preview gallery, the Corrales Society of Artists sponsored the creation of a video that provides a glimpse into the creation of the preview gallery and the final result. Viewers will get an idea amount of work the preview gallery team puts into creating the preview gallery and how wonderful the art looks in Casa Vieja. The video can be seen here.
As a result of lots of hard work by the many volunteers of the Corrales Society of Artists and support of our sponsors and village leaders, the 2019 CAST was the best yet and makes us very excited to look forward to the 2020 Corrales Art and Studio Tour!