Taos has been recognized as one of the Top 12 Small-Town ArtPlaces by ArtPlace. ArtPlace, a collaboration of foundations and banks that invests in art and culture, said that it is "important to recognize and celebrate dynamic Small-Town ArtPlaces and the unique qualities that make them well worth the journey to explore and enjoy." They recognized Taos for its "active calendar of festivals, fiestas, ceremonies, art shows, tours, concerts, workshops, and demonstrations" throughout the year.