Our Mission

Through the arts, to enhance the quality of life and develop the cultural, educational, and economic growth of our community.

Our Vision

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.

Our Venue

The Arts & Cultural Center in Downtown Las Cruces

The Arts & Cultural Center and DAAC offices are located at 230 S Water St., Las Cruces, NM.    The venue has a large gallery space where we feature a different artist every month.  Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Every First Friday, we’re open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 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.

Staff Members

Araceli Solis, Executive Director

Penny Peace, Gallery Manager

Catherine Pitcaithley, Office Assistant

Doña Ana Arts Council Board of Directors

Dan Lere – President

Federicio Almarez – Vice President

Tom Kirschbaum – Secretary/Treasurer

Hal Henthorne – Board Member

Bernadette Valdes – Board Member

Barbara Reasoner – Board Member

Community Partnerships

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