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NeoRio is Today & Take the Shuttle – Special “Day-of” Offer!

September 21, 2019

A note from NeoRio Director, Claire Coté:

Dear Friends of NeoRio,

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler and there’s lots of Art and Creativity in Taos County…..and TODAY is NeoRio at Wild Rivers, 4 – 9 pm!  We hope you can join us for the late afternoon and evening event! (Please see details below or more HERE.)

Please consider riding the convenient NeoRio shuttle provided by Los Rios River Runners and help NeoRio become a “No Trace” event!

Day-of-NeoRio Pay what you can NeoRio Shuttle SPECIAL OFFER

$5 – $10 (or more if you can) suggested donation from any pickup location (no one turned-away for lack of funds)

Show up a little early to the pick up locations below and bring cash or check (pay what you can) to give to the driver or call Claire (575-224-9066) to make a reservation by card. There’s 45 seats! It’s school bus!

Please help us strive to make NeoRio a No Trace Event and minimize parking impact on site by taking the NeoRio shuttle! (It’s convenient too with three pick-up locations this year in Taos, Hondo and Questa!) Please pass this along to your friends who may be considering attending NeoRio!

NeoRio Shuttle Schedule and Pick-up Locations

3:00 pm: Depart from Guadalupe Free Public Parking Lot in Taos (by Guadalupe Church/Across from John Dunn Shops Parking)
3:20 pm: Depart from Midtown Market in Arroyo Hondo
3:40 pm: Depart from Questa Visitor Center Parking Lot in Questa (just East of the Stoplight on Hwy 38)
4:15 pm: Arrive at Wild Rivers for NeoRio Event
7:45/8 PM: Depart from NeoRio (at end of Featured Artist talks) to drop-off points in Questa, Hondo and arriving back in Taos by 9:15.

Take the NeoRio shuttle for a beautiful, care-free ride to NeoRio at Wild Rivers in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at NeoRio and then arrive by shuttle back to your pick-up location. We are part of a drive-your-own vehicle culture, but for this event, we are trying something different. Help us make an impact!

Thank you for helping us to make this Environmental Art Event more environmentally friendly!

We hope you will be joining us TOAY for NeoRio on Saturday, September 21!

Please, invite your friends to join you on the shuttle!


NeoRio 2019: Universal Elements

Saturday, September 21, 4-9pm

Montoso Campground, Wild Rivers, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Join in the 11th annual NeoRio outdoor contemporary art and community event! This year, artists and collaborators explore Universal Elements from both scientific and philosophical perspectives. The theme coincides with the United Nations’ “International Year of the Periodic Table of Elements” and the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Periodic System. Discover unique art installations along the rim of the Rio Grande gorge; explore family-friendly activities; take in the afternoon “Elemental” concert; and enjoy a delicious, farm-to-table feast, music, artist talks, evening campfire and more. Featured artists are Cynthia Moku (Boulder, CO), Sarah Parker (Questa), Laurianne Fiorentino (Santa Fe) plus other local and regional projects, including “Questa Stories” and LEAP’s hands-on “Elements: Intersecting Art and Science”. The combination of a sublime setting, experimental art and community celebration makes for a fun and unique event!

NeoRio 2019 Schedule, Montoso Campground, Wild Rivers:

4 pm: Art Installations and Activities (including Moku’s “Once Continuous Gesture” performance)

5 pm: Elemental Concert by Featured Artist, Laurianne Fiorentino

6 pm: Farm-to-Table Feast and Music by Justin Dean and Mark Dudrow

7 pm: Artist Talks by NeoRio Featured Artists

8 pm: Campfire

Ride the NeoRio Shuttle: Pick-up locations in Taos, Hondo and Questa!

Learn more, make a donation and shuttle reservation at

Contact Claire for more info, shuttle reservation or to volunteer: (575)224-9066 or


NeoRio is organized by LEAP (Land, Experience and Art of Place, a program of Localogy) in partnership with the Questa Creative Council and hosted by the Bureau of Land Management’s Taos Field Office as a Public Lands Day event. NeoRio is made possible by individual donations, local business and media sponsorships as well as generous grant support, inkind donations and volunteers. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional thanks also to grants from Taos County, Chevron Questa Mine Grants for Good, and Questa Economic Development Fund and sponsorships from PPC Solar, Zia Event Design, North Star Toys, Questa Credit Union, Centinel Bank, Taos News, Beyond Taos, Questa Farmers Market, Common Fire, Walking Bear Farm, Cerro Vista Farm, Cid’s Market, 203 Fine Art, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Angie Coleman Studio and others. 

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