Wandering in T or C

Truth or Consequences has become a bit of an art hot spot recently, with many artists moving here to enjoy the temperate climate and low cost of living. As a result, many galleries have opened up. Unfortunately, they seem to close just as quickly. So rather than give you a list that will surely change by press time, I recommend you check out www.torcart.com, the website for the Downtown Gallery District Association. The site provides a map of its members' locations and dates for their monthly art hop, when they hold receptions into the evening.

While you're out wandering, if you need a little energy, head to Little Sprout, 400 N. Broadway (tel. 575/894-4114) to get a health fix. This cafe serves coffee, a broad range of freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, as well as sandwiches and baked goods. A favorite is the roast chicken paninni, with mozzarella, roasted red peppers, basil leaves, and pesto on a ciabatta bun. The cafe is open Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm, and Sunday 8am to 4:30pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.