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Sandia Park, New Mexico

Obscura Day 2015: Tinkertown and Creator's Workshop Tour

50,000 glass bottles enclosing 22 rooms of artwork and American ephemera, collected over the course of a lifetime...

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, 9am - 6pm
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