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Obscura Day 2015: Behind the Scenes at Tinkertown

Saturday May 30, 2015

121 Sandia Crest Rd.
Sandia Park, NM 87047






Megan Roberts

Phone: 8312473779
Website: Click to Visit

More events at Tinkertown Museum

Take a special behind-the-scenes tour of the home and studio of renowned folk artist Ross Ward.

What is Obscura Day? It's more than 150 events in 39 states and 25 countries, all on a single day, and all designed to celebrate the world's most curious and awe-inspiring places.

Venture out to Tinkertown on Obscura Day for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the home and studio of renowned folk artist Ross Ward.

Tinkertown Museum contains works and collections by Ross Ward dating back more than 50 years. Over 50,000 glass bottles form rambling walls that surround a 22-room museum including a livery stable, old-fashioned storefronts, and wacky western memorabilia. Featured in the Museum is an animated miniature wood-carved 1880’s Western Town and Three Ring Circus with 4,000 hand carved figures, an array of “penny arcade” machines including “Otto” the automated one-man band, and an antique wooden sailboat, the Theodora R.

For Obscura Day 2015, Tinkertown Museum is offering a free tour of the Creator's Workshop with a chance to see behind the scenes of this unique Museum and Artist's Studio.

Details/Special Instructions:
Saturday, May 30; Creator's Workshop Tour 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Obscura Day guests are welcome to enjoy the museum during regular hours, 9 - 6
While the workshop tour itself is free, there is limited capacity - reserve your space in advance!
Museum Admission: $3.50
TinkerTown Museum
121 Sandia Crest Road
Sandia Park, NM 87047

See also: Arts Feature

Quirky Doesn’t Begin to Cover It

Ross Ward’s Tinkertown is really, truly art

"This whole place is like a shrine," says Carla Ward, widow of artist Ross Ward.
All photos by J. Grisham
A dazzled Joshua Lee explains why the Tinkertown Museum is “more than just a pit stop on the Turquoise Trail.”

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