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
51 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
Penny Peace, Gallery Manager
Catherine Pitcaithley, Office Administrator
Gabriella Lopez , NMSU Intern & Program Manager
Doña Ana Arts Council Board of Directors
Dan Lere – President
Federicio Almarez – Vice President
Tom Kirschbaum – Secretary/Treasurer
Hal Henthorne – Board Member
Hannah Cole – Board Member
Bernadette Valdes – Board Member