Arroyo Seco

A GOOD THING IN A SMALL PACKAGE

Ryan Perry of Homemade Jamz Blues Band plays for a crowd gathered at Scott carlson’s Pottery Gallery at 5eco Uve, KATHARINE EGLI/TAOS NEWS

This picturesque village located on State Road 150 on the way to Taos Ski Valley always offers down-home community and great gatherings. These foothills will once again boom with the global sounds of Seco Live and Roots & Wings presenting Celebrate Seco, a spate of free outdoor summer shows in the heart of town. For updates on scheduled events, visit secolive.org.

MERCHANTS

Arroyo Seco Mercantile The 1895 building houses antiques, American West vintage items, gifts, santos, Indian trade blankets and much more.

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Claireworks Gallery Owner and award-winning sculptor and painter, Claire Haye’s sterling silver, bronze and gold pieces “speak uni­versally to women of all ages and walks of life.” Her on line store is active and effective for sales and new information

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Fine Art New Mexico Film industry writer, producer and director Jack Leustig’s print studio is open for reduced hours at this time. He produces prints for local artists in small to large formats as a premier publisher of Southwest art and photography.

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Logan Wannamaker Pottery “Logan Wannamaker stands at a whirling pottery wheel and effortlessly shapes a ball of black clay into a cup in seconds. That moment-throwing a pot-is probably the easiest part of his creative process. Behind it are hours of digging, sieving, mixing, hammering, chopping and burn­ing that finally culminate in a one-of-a-kind work of art that uses native materials to mirror the dramatic Northern New Mexico landscape.” wrote JR Logan for Taos News.

Marigolds Seco’s newest women’s clothing boutique offering Hard Tail. Culture Shop and more. They definitely have the right style for you.

Parse Seco is an experimental creative space that provides a platform for artists, musicians and creators to present experiences in an intimate setting or, in other words, ·using art to reform the social norm.· Check the events calendar on Facebook

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Rottenstone Pottery Rottenstone Pottery specializes in unique ceramic
art made in the ancient tradition of wood-firing. Scott Rutherford’s wares combine an Eastern Wabi Sabi aesthetic with the functional formal considerations of American folk craft pottery. His pieces are either fired in an electric oxidation kiln, a salt kiln or in an Anagama wood kiln.

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Santos yMas Santos y Mas is where to go for the area’s best selection of handcrafted Northern New Mexico folk art and colorful, whimsical gifts and collectibles. You can’t help but smile

LODGING

The SnowMansion Sometimes referred to as a ski lodge with campsites, the concept of the Snow Mansion is based on the hostel. For many years, the Snow Mansion has been a popular, comfortable and cozy, budget-friendly place to stay.

RESTAURANTS

Abe’s Cantina y Cocina This decadeslong, family-owned and -operated establishment is a local favorite serving up some of the best enchiladas, chicharrones, tamales and empanadas (especially the pumpkin’) in Northern New Mexico. The historic tavern currently is only open for to-go liquor sales. It’s a great place to hear some gossip, if you’re hankering for a little local liveliness.

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ACEQ  Is offering dine-in and takeout. They offer the fare and atmosphere that consistently gets rave reviews, presenting comfort food that utilizes local, wild and farm­fresh ingredients. Check the website for current menu items.

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Sabroso offers American and global cuisine with dine-in and takeout. Once inside and patio service is established, it typically provides a fully stoked bar and wine cellar. The hand-squeezed fresh lime margaritas are some of the best in the Southwest. The patio and bar have frequently been referred to as ·seco’s living room.·

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Sol Food Market and Cafe Country-style natural foods market and cafe offering an informal. friendly atmosphere aiming to use natural organic and local ingredients whenever possible.

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Taos Cow Heavenly, award-winning ice cream offering classic and unique rotating flavors such as Pinon Caramel and Chocolate Rio Grande. But this quintessential food cart also has an espresso bar and serves bagel sandwiches, breakfast burritos and its famous egg sando. Outdoor riverside seating.

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The Wake & Take The Wake S Take Cafe is home to Shrub Life Foods
a vegan and plant-based food company located in the village of Arroyo Seco. They offer to-go, tasty and affordable options for anyone who wants to level up their health and the planet.

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