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Art for All! Workshops are for everyone! Part Two of the introductory weaving class is now happening, where interested people of all ages (12 or under must be accompanied by an adult) can learn enjoyable basic weaving techniques. A small loom will be provided, as well as wool from our local Virsylvia Farms. Any skill level is welcome to join the informal group, for ongoing learning and discussion on the many weaving techniques that exist and can be innovated! Be sure to hold your space, though. We cannot hold the class unless a minimum of three participants reserve their space.

When: Every Sunday, 3 – 5 pm, through July 31
Where: Questa Youth Center,
next to the library
Cost: Free
More info and to reserve your space: Text or call Nick Nagawiecki;
(847) 691-1250.

Questa Studio Art Tour Invitational Preview Show

By Peggy Trigg

If you want to experience a little preview of what’s to come at our highly anticipated Questa Studio Art Tour on August 13 and 14, stop by the Questa Public Library! Starting July 9, from 1 to 4 pm, the opening celebration spotlights work by all our creative and talented local artists and craftspeople! Come see and appreciate the beautiful display of paintings, drawings, woodwork, ceramics, quilting, jewelry, leatherwork, and more. This show captures the high quality and uniqueness of the arts and artists in our area. The show will be here through September 30. All work is for sale.

For more information about the QSAT, visit northernnewmexicoartists.com. The annual studio art tour is a project of the Questa Creative Council; visit questacreative.org.

Questa History Trail Celebrated National Trails Day

By Questa Creative Council Board Members

The Questa History Trail was celebrated again on National Trails Day on June 4. Visitors from surrounding states, new residents to our village, and neighbors from Taos walked the route, discovering the unique history and culture of Questa. Guest experts along the half-mile route provided deeper more comprehensive information. These included US Forest Service archaeologist Carrie Leven; parishioner of St. Anthony’s Jean Rael, and the Vida del Norte Coalition Director Maria Gonzalez.

The local 3-man band, Tripwire, played music and volunteers Kate Cisneros, Martha Shepp, Alberta Bouyer, and Betsy Irwin started and closed out the day, with much-appreciated aid from Yolanda Acosta, Jeannie Masters, and Flavio Cisneros.

This self-guided route with its interpretive signage is open for walking anytime. Come explore, bring your friends and family, and celebrate our unique history along this valuable community asset! The related websites QuestaTrail.org and QuestaStories.org host much deeper and very interesting research. For more information, please contact questacreativecouncil@gmail.com or call (575) 586-5658.