The Taos Lilac Festival is a community event held each year during the two weeks between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day to celebrate the arrival of blooming lilacs throughout the Taos area.
This year the festival will be held virtually due to the pandemic. But not to worry, there will be plenty of enjoyment to be had with lilac themed window decorations and a walking tour map showing locations of lilacs. The maps can be obtained at local downtown businesses.
At Touchstone Gallery our 'natural art experts' have had tons of fun decorating the gallery for the joyous event welcoming in Spring. They will be there to answer your questions and to introduce you to some of the most fascinating natural art ever created by "Mother Nature". We are fully stocked with many more new items including amethyst, the star of this year's event as we have many wonderful affordably priced amethyst in jewelry, geode hearts, cathedrals, amethyst portals, wings and an array of amazing crystals. We also have many new fossils, natural home décor items, and minerals. We invite you to stop by the gallery and to take a walk around the plaza to view the window displays all the while taking in the intoxicating perfume of lilacs. Yay, Spring!
May's Birthstone: Emerald
Do you have someone in mind who has a May birthday or a twentieth and thirty-fifth wedding anniversary? Why not present them with a lovely emerald specimen from Touchstone Gallery?
Emerald is a type of beryl with Chromium, vanadium, and iron are the trace elements that cause emerald’s color. The presence or absence of each and their relative amounts determine the exact color of an emerald crystal.
Emerald Jewelry offered by Touchstone Gallery
Learn more about minerals & fossils.