Through the arts, to enhance the quality of life and develop the cultural, educational, and economic growth of our community.
Our vision is a community where the Arts thrive.
Performing the Work of Arts
50 Years of Cultivating Creativity
Established in 1971, we proudly serve Las Cruces and Doña Ana County with art events, festivals, education, support and advocacy.
The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) is a non-profit 501c3 organization.
Your inspiration and energy sustain us
We invite you to stimulate your senses and enrich your spirit by joining the creative community at the Doña Ana Arts Council.
The Arts & Cultural Center in Downtown Las Cruces
The Arts & Cultural Center and DAAC offices are located at 250 W. Amador Ave., Las Cruces, NM. The venue has a large gallery space where we feature a different artist every month. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Every Second Saturday, we’re open from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Please stop by for a visit!
The venue, and the baby grand piano, are available to rent for meetings, receptions and parties. Non-profit organizations are eligible for special rates. We’d love to have you here!
Call 575-523-6403 for information.
Gregory Z. Smith, Executive Director
Karen Conley, Program Manager
Catherine Pitcaithley, Receptionist
Isacc Ramos, Intern
Gabriella Lopez , Intern
Doña Ana Arts Council Board of Directors
Dan Lere – President
Hal Henthorne – Vice President
Michael Mandel – Treasurer
Tom Kirschenbaum – Secretary
Barbara Reasoner – Past President
Federico Almarez – Board Member
Mary Helen Ratje – Board Member
Jackie Mitchell Edwards – Board Member
Hannah Cole – Board Member