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Old 08-04-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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It is true that Georgia O'Keeffe did migrate to and make a home near Abiquiu, NM. Obviously liked it better. But she is one of the notable personages having lent a little something to Taos.

Taos has plenty of tourists. Abiquiu in contrast is quiet, can almost be missed in driving past it on the highway. It also tends to be an expensive place, more difficult than Taos if looking for some type of job.

Artsy and Trinidad, CO do not coincide in my head. Perhaps to an extent, yes. Aside from I-25 bisecting it, a rather quaint town in an attractive location. The most artistic thing in town may be the many old brick Victorian buildings still extant.

As far as art is concerned, it depends on what one is after. Lots of places have the occasional art fair, and more than a few the local 'artist' or two in residence. Trinidad would offer a lower cost of living than Taos. But one has to question what they are after. If to be a serious artist, as in intending to make a fine living at it, then it might well help to live in or near a place that offers such companionship and stimulation, not to mention the market, and tourists (who occasionally actually buy). In places such as Santa Fe they often come with that expectation and reason.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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While we're talkin' "South of the (CO/NM) border", how about Dixon, NM? They even hold an annual tour of resident artists' studios:

Dixon Studio Tour (http://www.dixonarts.org/listofartists/index.html - broken link)

Even without the artists it's a pretty nice little village. Also, has the largest collection of organic farmers in the state.

Dixon, New Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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