Questa has long been known as a hub of music, dance, and community culture—and nowhere was that more on display than at the Fiestas de San Antonio, which returned in June for the first time in more than a decade. The LOR Foundation was proud to have been a part of helping locals bring back this tradition.
“The Fiestas is such a huge cultural component in our community, and it gained a lot of momentum this year,” says Maria Gonzalez, LOR’s Questa community officer. “We were so happy to support its return. The event brought people together to exchange ideas and celebrate, and we hope to keep that momentum going.”
As the summer progresses, that momentum will certainly be growing. In response to limited summer activities in past years, the pastors of Living Word Ministries reached out to LOR with an idea: creating free small events that will pop up throughout Questa this summer and aim to bring the community together. Already, they’ve hosted a drive-in movie for kids, and they will be organizing a sports clinic, a toddler tea party, an ice cream stand, a dance under the stars, and more. You can visit the Living Word Ministries website for scheduling and event details.
As summer goes on, LOR will happily support another cultural event that will bring artists from across the community together on August 12 and 13 for the Questa Studio Tours. Located at small businesses, and artists’ homes around the village, the tour will include nearly 20 artists—painters, wood carvers, potters, and sculptures—and attract visitors from across northern New Mexico. The event will also showcase the beauty of the Questa area, stimulate the local economy, and provide an opportunity for Questa artists to showcase their talent.
Gonzalez will be at Rael’s Market throughout the art tour representing the LOR Foundation, so if you’d like to say hello—or offer an idea for improving quality of life in Questa—swing by. Until then, the LOR Foundation wishes you a great summer!