Abiquiu Weekend Update

News and Updates:

#AbiquiuVacationHomes welcomes guests this week from Longboat Key, FL and Rock Hill, SC.

Want to get away next weekend? Abiquiu Lake Mesa has an opening!

We had a cancellation in May, 2020 - giving us the only open week in May at #TheCasitaDelLago lakefront vacation home ...so if you were hoping for a May get-away to #Abiquiu, this is your chance. You can #bookdirect and save money (no booking fees!) at DiscoverAbiquiu.com.

After a cloudy day Friday in the mid 40's, we will have lots of sun on Saturday and Sunday in the low 50's. So be sure to get out and explore this weekend!

Our local CNN hero, Roger Montoya, from Moving Arts Espanola is a Top 10 Finalist and working to become THE CNN hero. You can vote every day until December 3 at


Your #WeekendUpdate: here are some things to do/see this weekend!

Friday, November 15

  • Shining Stone of Abiquiu will have an opening reception "Friendships in Clay" on Friday, November 22 from 4 - 6pm. Participating artists include Lee Akins, Luisa Baldinger, Jacquita Beddo, Judy Nelson0Moore, Andrea Pichaida, Matt Seikel, Michael Thornton and Frank Willett, Water Nelson and Barbara Campbell. The Shining Stone of Abiquiu gallery is located behind the post office.

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio Tour – 9:15, 10:00 and 1:45 tours still open A tour of #GeorgiaOKeeffe’s historic adobe home and studio offers an experience of the environment in which she lived and worked. The house inspired more than two dozen paintings: a door through the patio wall attracted her attention on a daily basis and she painted it more than twenty times. Similarly, the cottonwood trees, growing in the Chama River Valley below her studio, were the subject of more than two dozen paintings.

  • O’Keeffe Landscape Tours – 1:30 tour still open Tour the landscape of Ghost Ranch by motorbus and see through your own eyes the scenes and actual locations of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings interwoven with stories of her fifty years at Ghost Ranch. 

  • Walk in O'Keeffe's Footsteps Tour - 9:00 This walking tour will take guests to the restricted area of Ghost Ranch where Georgia O’Keeffe lived, painted and found inspiration. We will walk through what O’Keeffe called “her red hills” – the Chinle formation. Your guide will demonstrate O’Keeffe’s painting sites by comparing prints of her paintings to the land forms before you. Geology of the area will be discussed as will the High Desert (Upper Sonoran) flora and fauna and history of Ghost Ranch.

  • O’Keeffe Landscape Horse Trail Tour – 2 (limited availability) You will ride out to the area where Georgia O’Keeffe found her inspiration, completed several paintings and owned a home. The ride begins with an introduction and preview of examples of her work followed by a trail ride into the restricted area of Ghost Ranch where you see through your own eyes the actual locations of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. The shining red and yellow cliffs of the Piedra Lumbre, the black trails of waterfalls against canyon walls, and her beloved Pedernal Mountain, interwoven with stories of her fifty years at Ghost Ranch. All riding levels and skills welcomed.

Saturday, November 16:

  • Moving Arts Espanola Level 2 Winter Festival of the Arts is THIS WEEKEND! Join them in celebration of our mega-awesome advanced students. 4:00. Tickets are $10.

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio Tour – 9:15

  • Artists on the Portal Mercado – 10 – 3 Local artists will display their arts and crafts on the portal outside Cafe Abiquiu. Sponsored by #SiAbiquiu.

  • The Georgia O'Keeffe Welcome Center is holding a workshop - Introduction to Drawing - on Saturday November 23 from 1 - 3. Registration is required and the cost is $35.

  • O’Keeffe Landscape Tours – 1:30

  • O’Keeffe Landscape Horse Trail Tour – 10

Sunday, November 17:

  • Moving Arts Espanola Level 2 Winter Festival of the Arts, 2:00, tickets are $10.

The Artful Life Retreat

Registration is open for The Artful Life Retreats next year in Abiquiu, April 26 - May 1 and September 20 - 25. Ready to converge with your like-minded tribe to discover the arts, the land and the spiritual area of Abiquiu, New Mexico?  All while having fun?  The Artful Life is an experience. If you are ready to:

​-Generate inspiration and motivation

-Recharge and renew

-Bolster creativity and imagination

-Feel clarity and energy

-Connect with mindfulness and gratitude

-Ditch comfort zones for personal growth

​Then join us for a five-day adventure that will leave you feeling inspired, motivated, recharged, aligned, purposeful and ready to take the steps to live a more artful life. 

​We will have studio time with renowned artists #DebraFritts and #FrankShelton where we will create, mold and paint, inspired from the local landscape and vistas. We will take field trips around Abiquiu to discover and explore and will see first-hand why Georgia O'Keeffe made Abiquiu her beloved home.  We will experience the history and culture of this amazing land. We will take a horno cooking class, hike and wander, take in stars and galaxies, and enjoy an authentic cowboy cookout.  You will document your experiences through personal journaling. And, we will be staying in a stunning luxury location, perched above Abiquiu Lake with spectacular views.

Register here.

Visit our Facebook page to stay in touch! And, have a great Abiquiu week!

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