119 Route 66 East
Moriarty, NM 87035
Phone: (505) 832-6666
Fax: (505) 832-1282
Arts & Museums
Gallery of the Sandias is Hidden among the pines in the East Mountains is the community of Sandia Park. A little known jewel of this community is the Gallery of the Sandias where you can find a array of art, jewelry, weavings and local crafts. The selection ranges from traditional Nativce American art, to local folk art. Original paintings and signed and numbered prints cover one wall and the glasss cases are sprinkled with sterling silver and turquoise jewelry. An assortment of African art shares shelf space with locally-crafted wood carvings of cowboys in various dispensations of duty.
Turn west four miles north of I-40 on Highway 14 to step back in geological time in this museum and gift shop located next to the campgrounds. Follow a 12,000 mile time line of history written in the natural elements of rock, water and erosion, a fascinating study of constant change that continues even as we experience the beauty of the Sandia Mountains today. Fees vary and group tours are available.
Located in Sandia Park, Tinkertown is a quirky museum that is home to a slew of oddball and exciting sights and activities. A creation of carver and painter, Ross Ward, Tinkertown Museum houses a fortune teller, circus performers, caricatures and a huge vintage sailboat, among other delightful sights. The design of the museum is also unique, with its structures being made out of a series of bottles. Housing an eclectic mix of weird and whimsical objects and sights, a day at Tinkertown is sure to be exceedingly fun-filled.