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“Beautiful sculpture garden!”
Review of Shidoni Galleries

Shidoni Galleries
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Tesuque
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visitors have the opportunity to see the indoor art galleries which represent more than 150 artist from all over the country. Stroll the gallery and sculpture gardens. If you are in search of quality art or you want to learn about the process involved in the creation of major works of art, than please come for a visit. Hours of Operation: Bronze Gallery: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5pm Arts Gallery: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5pm.
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Had been to Shidoni, a working foundry, once before but enjoyed this visit even more. On a sunny day walking the outdoor sculpture gardens is wonderful & free - sculpture changes so a return visit is worth it. Picture taking is a must. Again was there on a Saturday (plan for it) & for a $5 fee got to see the pour. Was amazing! Would return again & again.

Thank kiefer
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Great place to wander the yard and look at all of the interesting sculptures! Went years ago to the bronze pouring! What an interesting thing to witness! I get to see the horse head on Canyon that the porers were working on when we were there! Worth a trip out to Shidoni, then to Tesuque Market and maybe the Flea Market! Full day.....

Thank Sherman64
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Shidoni Foundry is a short distance North of Santa Fe. No visit to Santa Fe by Art Lovers is complete without seeing it .. And its Free.. It is a working foundry for Metal and particularly Bronze sculptures of all sizes. There are literally hundreds of sculptures to buy or just to see. The Metal Foundry Tour is particularly instructive but make sure of the schedule prior to the visit. There is also other artists at work at the same location working in Glass. The display changes, so if you haven't been there recently .. Go Again. There are portable toilets outside.. the ground may be rough for wheelchairs... but bring your camera.. You may get lucky and see a huge bronze being cast and/or finished..

1  Thank klars_865
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stopped at the Shidoni Foundry around 10:00 am on our way to Taos and just managed to make the self guided tour. Near the end we met up with one of the artists who gave us a detailed tour of the place before the boss man told us that the touring time had expired and we had to leave the premises for our own safety. They do the actual casting on the weekends and that would be a great thing to see. The gallery and the sculpture gardens are worth wandering through as well. Well worth visiting.

1  Thank Bill W
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Although the foundry was closed when we got there we were able to wander through the gardens and see all of the fabulous sculptures there. We walked around for about an hour and marvelled at all of the great works. This is a free place to visit and should be a must for a trip to Santa Fe!

1  Thank Robert C
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