Taos Pride creates community events to celebrate diversity, increase awareness, and provide a safe place for people to be exactly who they are.
From August 4 through 6 the charming, artistic, and LGBTQ-friendly New Mexico town of Taos welcomes you to becomes a part of its community.
With events such as Pride on the Plaza and Gayest Drag Show Ever, Roller Disco, and Short Film Fest, Taos Pride 2022 offers colorful community events for all ages and orientations with the objective of promoting equality, inclusion, and self-expression. For more details on the calendar of events this week go here.
The year-round mission of Taos Pride mission is to build a diverse, inclusive community through interactive events, programming, and services promoting equality and self-expression.
And you might be in a high desert climate but honey this town has no desert in terms of that pillar of LGBTQ culture known as drag.
As well as being Pride Month in Taos, August is also American Artist Appreciation Month. Taos has long held a magnetic pull for artists and creators and visionaries. Think of painter Georgia O’Keeffe and photographer Ansel Adams. E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp formed the Taos Society of Artists way back in 1915. So if you happen to be in to any of Taos’ premier museums and galleries or catching live music at any of the venues around town.
Here are two artistic must-dos we can highly recommend:
- Harwood Museum
The 12 unique galleries in the Harwood Museum of Art tell a complete story of Taos through displays of art ranging from work by the Taos Society of Artists to the Taos Moderns, from Pueblo to Hispano, and traditional to cutting edge. This museum represents these diverse artistic and cultural traditions and demonstrates how they have influenced each other.
- Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Once home to Mabel Dodge and her many famous friends, the Mabel Dodge Luhan House is now a historic inn that showcases the authentic adobe architecture and rich history of Taos.
And of course do not forget to honor Native American Pride with a visit to the Pueblo, the indigenous heart of the town. Or just wander around and soak up the atmosphere. Kit Carson Park lies in the heart of Taos, just a short walk away from restaurants, lodging, shops, and local art galleries. During festival season, come experience some live entertainment right by the Taos Plaza and Historic District.