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Events Along The Turquoise TrailThe following list of events are occurring along The Turquoise Trail. Please use the contact information provided for each if you have additional questions.
KMRD 96.9 FM Madrid Community RadioEveryday between Jan 1 - Dec 31
KMRD LP 96.9FM
Listeners in Madrid, Cerrillos and the surrounding area can tune their radio dials to 96.9 FM to hear the station. If you’re outside of our broadcast range, simply visit our Listen page to tune-in online.
KMRD broadcasts 64 live programs every week, curated and hosted by more than 70 DJs from the Madrid, Cerrillos, and 87010 community.
KMRD is volunteer-run and supported by you, our listeners. We are a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization and donations may be tax-deductible.
Studio Request Line
PO Box 236
Cerrillos, NM 87010
Sandia Crest Marathon and Half MarathonSaturday, September 25, 2021
It’s a place where beauty meets sweat, where mountain peaks meet valley troughs, and where possibility meets actualization. As a Boston qualifying and USTAF certified course (NM18003MWC), the Sandia Crest Marathon In Albuquerque, NM, gives experienced marathoners to beginning runners a chance to dream bigger and run faster.
The Sandia Crest Marathon follows a fast-paced course that takes you along the beautiful, winding paths down the Sandia Mountains and deep into the canyons of the Cibola National Forest. Just minutes outside of Albuquerque, runners will follow the majority of the route downhill, with paved roads, including the historic Route 66 which boasts some of the best city views Albuquerque has to offer!
To reach Sandia Crest, buses will depart Manzano Mesa Multi Generation Center starting at 4:00 AM. (VIP Departs at 6:00 AM). The full marathon will begin at 6:30 am. The half marathon will begin at 7:00 am.
Turquoise Trail Studio TourSeptember 25 & 26 and October 2-10, 2021
TURQUOISE TRAIL STUDIO TOUR
Public invited to visit with local artists in their studios. Discover original art and meet 34 artists along the Turquoise Trail
Who: 34 New Mexico artists open their studios to the public
What: Turquoise Trail Studio Tour 2021
Where: 25 studios located on State Highway 14 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico
When: From 10 am to 5 pm, September 25-26 and also October 2-10
The Turquoise Trail Studio Tour makes its debut in 2021 welcoming guests to a free, self-guided exhibition of artists at work on Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26. New Mexico’s scenic Highway 14,
known historically as the Turquoise Trail, is home to a remarkable collections of original artists who work within an inspiring landscape. The Studio Tour is an exclusive opportunity for visitors to meet these gifted creators on their own turf in their natural habitat and purchase artwork directly from them. Many of the studios will also be open every day during Balloon Fiesta, October 2 through October 10.
A map, available at participating studios and on the official website (https://www.turquoisetrailstudiotour.info /), enables visitors to easily navigate among the twenty-five locations. In total, thirty-four distinguished artists of diverse media are represented. Each associated studio will display a “Turquoise Trail Studio Tour” sign to welcome guests. From 10 am until 5 pm, or as otherwise noted, the artists will open up their studios to provide an interactive experience by demonstrating their craft and discussing their process. Individual artist’s studios hours may vary. Also some studios will have more than one artist and some studios will be requiring masks.
During the pandemic shutdown, the Turquoise Trail’s artists took the opportunity to rekindle their inspiration, resulting in some of the best new work. Visitors will be gratified to discover that the Studio Tour also features emerging artists who have bravely opened exciting new studios and galleries, despite the challenging economic and social conditions. Come and see for yourself what they have been creating. Painting, sculpture, jewelry, leather craft and pottery will on display.
The Studio Tour runs north from Cedar Crest through Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos. This portion of the Turquoise Trail is arguably the most beautiful section of this historic trade route which connects Albuquerque to Santa Fe. Artists and artisans continue to draw inspiration from its rugged natural beauty, as they have for thousands of years.
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website for a list of artists and galleries: https://www.turquoisetrailstudiotour.info/
phone: (505) 471-4688
Santa Fe CenturySunday, October 10, 2021
The Santa Fe Century is usually the first major cycling event in the Spring in the Southwest. However, due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions, the 2021 event will be held on Sunday, October 10th. Fall is a great time to ride a bike in New Mexico, and will offer riders a fantastic riding experience through the beautiful rural countryside outside of Santa Fe. For more information http://santafecentury.com/.
Construction AlertDetails about roadway construction on NM 14
When visiting New Mexico in the Fall, whether for the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque or the charms of Santa Fe, come explore the talented artists along the Turquoise Trail Studio Tour on scenic Highway 14. Over 35 artists from Cedar Crest, Madrid and Cerrillos will have their studio and gallery doors open for your visit, meet the artists and purchase their art work. Each Studio Tour artist will have a "Turquoise Trail Studio Tour” sign in front of their studio or gallery on the days they are open for a visit, to meet the artist and purchase their work. For more information, map and links visit (https://www.turquoisetrailstudiotour.info/ /)
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