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June 2024

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The best of times, in the worst of times…

Courtesy of Questa Creative Council

One of Questa’s best events of the summer came on the heels of one of its worst weeks last month. The death of an adolescent at the hands of another adolescent with firearms was a reflection of ongoing challenges for our community. The 8th annual Questa Art Tour, two weeks later, celebrated the talent, skills and culture that is also a part of this village. Our sincerest condolences as we mourn this tragic event and celebrate life that must go on, in the ways that only art can do.

Along the art tour, over 50 of your cousins, your neighbors, and new friends welcomed many, many art and nature lovers (over 850 last year, this year’s figures not in as of this writing), Visitors are coming from near and far, and now planning their summer holidays to the Enchanted Circle and Taos to coincide with this fun event along its scenic route.

The Questa Creative Council’s board and event team had such fun working on this event. We so respect the skills and time that each other and so many community members were bringing to the table. We would do even more to celebrate the best of Questa, if we could clone ourselves!

Do you want to be part of community solutions? Let’s build on this non-profit that is now well established, with as solid a funding structure as an arts organization can have.

We have always worked toward, and hoped for, more activities to attract the participation of our area youth. This has been a challenge.nParents and guardians only have so much energy to encourage, chaperone, etc. Our school teachers and staff are already working hard.

We have skilled workshop leaders and talented instructors on our team, and more out among you, just waiting for more programs to be established when more organizational talent is on hand. There are cultural traditions to share, stories to keep alive, artistic skills to boost the confidence of the most challenged youth. Let’s make this enrichment a reality for our community. Let’s help establish a well-rounded, happy place to call home. If we all work together, not waiting for someone else to do it, but jumping in to add our diverse points-of-view and talents and time, we can tip the scales in the direction of good things for our kids.

Contact us as QuestaCreativeCouncil@gmail.com, or leave a message at (575) 586-5658, or speak to one of your neighbors already working with us. We’d love for you to join!

In addition to our wonderful artists and valuable sponsors, a HUGE thank you goes to Sierra Hedberg, Martha Shepp, Roger Harrington, Linda Betz, Judy Rutledge, and Nancy Parker who managed all the moving parts that made an event like our 8th annual Art Tour possible!