Press Release : LAS CRUCES ARTS FAIR March 14-16th, 2014 The 2014 Las Cruces Arts Fair opens its doors on Friday Evening March 14th from 5-8 p.m. with opening night festivities, music and a cash bar. Rosa y Ray Renato Dueto Krystal and Remember Then . . . A Class Act...Read More
Remember Then…A Class Act takes to the stage at 2pm on Sunday, March 23rd for a special concert at the Rio Grande Theatre. The band has returning members Rudy Apodaca, Royce Bandel, Lynn Boettiecher, Ron Leone, Barb Edmonds, Phil Holmes, and Ruben Smith. Saxophone player...Read More
The June 2014 Career Art Path will be held starting June 16, 2014 and will run through June 27, 2014. Middle school students from throughout the region spend two weeks in June experimenting with a variety of arts media, enjoying field trips, learning from guest artists and...Read More
WAKE THE DEAD! For the past three years, the dead of Southwest New Mexico have been rising up and taking over Main Street in downtown Las Cruces. Last year, over 1000 zombies turned out to weave, lurch and shamble through downtown, while friends and relations snapped photos and...Read More
The Doña Ana Arts Council here forth issues said proclamation declaring Saturday, November 1st & Sunday, November 2nd 2014 the 43nd Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire! Come one, come all to feast on turkey legs, sip a libation or two, watch rats catapulted by The Ratcatcher...Read More
At the Historic Rio Grande Theatre
The Doña Ana Arts Council, Inc. (The Arts Council) supports all the arts in Las Cruces and the greater Mesilla Valley. The Arts Council also operates the Historic Rio Grande Theatre. More…
The Renaissance ArtsFaire is the largest cultural festival in the region. Established in 1971, this juried show attracts entertainers, artists, and artisans from all over the country as well as over 20,000 visitors annually. All proceeds benefit the arts education and artist support programs of the Arts Council.
The Las Cruces Arts Fair at the Las Cruces Convention Center, inaugurated in 2011, presents the work of more than 70 artists as well as continuous workshops and children’s art activities. Proceeds benefit the Doña Ana Arts Council and the Rio Grande Theatre.
The Annual Community Arts Awards are presented by the Arts Council to honor those individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions to the cultural life of Southern New Mexico. The event is a fun-filled evening of food, drink and dancing with recent themes of “Havana Nights”, “Putting On the Ritz, and “Saddle Up!” adding a cultural flavor to the party.