Red Dot is Back

Discover Silver City art studios


Visitors and residents of Silver City have a chance to see the quaint mountain town in a different way during the annual Red Dot Tour that will be held Sept. 3-5.

The Silver City Art Association is hosting is its annual studio tour.

Bright red dots will mark open studios. You can obtain a brochure and map at any participating studio, gallery or they can be picked up at the new Aldea Gallery, 107 Yankee Street, in Downtown Silver City. Aldea Gallery will serve as the Red Dot Tour headquarters and will also host the kickoff reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3.

Barry Naam will play jazz and refreshments will be served during the reception.

“Visiting artists in their creative space gives insight into different media, processes and the methods each artist has in applying their techniques,” a news release announcing the tour said. “It is also a chance to discover some areas around Grant County that artists discovered before you. Follow the map down country roads, along scenic byways, as well as historic downtown Silver City, finding studios where you love the art.”

This year’s tour includes artists who are new to Grant County as well as longtime residents who have made New Mexico their home and inspiration.

Artwork will include clay, paintings in different mediums, photography, montage, sculpture, digital and fiber works.

Artists who are participating include: Kathryn Allen; Michael P. Berman; Victoria Chick; Chery Fenley; Donna Foley; Kenneth Hadlock; Richard Harper; Diana Ingalls Leyba; Joseph F. Kennedy; Diane Kleiss; Michael Metcalf; Catherine Russo; Claude W. Smith lll; Eric and Karen Tippet; Zoe Wolfe; and Letha Cress Woolf.

Hours for the tour: 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, opening reception at Aldea Gallery, 107 Yankee St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5.

Participants are urged to have a mask handy.

Learn more about the artists and the Silver City Art Association on the webpage: