Along the scenic high road to Taos lies the small village of Truchas.
Venturing through this ridge-top village (continuing past the turn to Taos) provides an opportunity to view the village’s well-preserved history. The original adobe homes are woven tightly along the curved road, and outside the general store, still in operation, a few old gentlemen gather to share the local news. The village’s beauty and simple way of life have, over the last 20 years, attracted various artists to the region.
Hand Artes Gallery, one of the first galleries in Truchas, represents local artists and those outside of New Mexico. In addition, the Gallery is perfectly situated to view nature’s art. From the Hand Artes sculpture garden, visitors can see the expansive valley, Truchas Peaks, and the distant mountain silhouette of Pedernal, made famous by the artist Georgia O’Keefe.