About Taos

Taos, New Mexico

TaoswelcomeTaos has long been a mecca for writers and artists. In the early twentieth century - drawn by the area's clear, sharp light, ancient cultures, and stunning natural beauty - notables like D.H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, Georgia O'Keeffe and Mabel Dodge Luhan met and mingled in the remote little New Mexico town, and the rest is history.

La Loma Plaza - Peggy McGivern

Of course, the magic of Taos is nothing new to native Taoseños.Taos Pueblo, the oldest continually-occupied community in the U.S., has existed for more than 700 years. The Spanish-style architecture and layout of the nearby town proper date back to Coronado's expeditions in 1540. And the town's restaurants, galleries and unhurried atmosphere reflect twentieth-century arts movements ranging from the renaissance of the 1920s to the hippie communities of the 1960s.
Taos retains a remarkable ability to absorb the influences of various cultures while remaining wholly itself. Today, the town and pueblo comprise a one-of-a-kind blend of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo culture. We think it's the perfect place for our Summer Writers' Conference - and we invite you to share a week here with us.

Visit the Taos Visitor's Center for more information at www.taosvacationguide.com.