Virtual 49th Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire

The 49th Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire will be completely online due to the current global pandemic.  This annual event is the Arts Council’s biggest fundraiser, one that supports children’s programs in K-12 arts education throughout the year.  Please support this online event and help us keep these vital programs alive for the children of the greater […]

Gallery Exhibits for November and December 2020

November 3 – 27, 2020 Jan Archey & Vickie Morrow present Interpretations of a Conversation. 3D work, affordable pieces, pottery and ceramics December 2 – 30, 2020 Mimi Garten and Brian Pottorff present Untethered Times. Mixed media and paintings.

Virtual Event! 33rd Annual Community Arts Awards

Due to Covid-19 restrictions on large gatherings, the 33rd Annual Community Arts Awards will be held virtually on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   For award descriptions and other details, please click HERE

Artist Relief Fund Announced

News of the ill effects of the pandemic have quite rightfully focused mostly on the threats to life and physical health.  However, we know that personal finances have also been threatened for a number of people.  Across the country, perhaps the world, arts organizations have started artist relief funds because too many of our artists […]

Promoting Art Monthly Network Meetings are now via Zoom

Next meeting:    October 30, 2020 from 12 noon to 1 pm via Zoom.     Topic:    Social Media Platforms — What Works?  Round Table Discussion   Contact: or call (575) 523-6403  for Zoom invitation     Promoting Art monthly network meetings are open to everyone interested in the arts in our community.  They […]


CURRENT PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES Prospectus #260 Acclaimed Artist Series Purchase Initiative Calling all Southwest Artists and Galleries located in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. The objective of the 2020 Acclaimed Artist Purchase Initiative is to diversify the state’s public art collection by purchasing artwork from artists in all stages of their careers. […]

The Rio Grande Theatre and the Doña Ana Arts Council

The Rio Grande Theatre, grande dame of Downtown Las Cruces, New Mexico, almost didn’t survive.  In 1998, the Doña Ana Arts Council rescued the Rio Grande Theatre from certain destruction, and lovingly restored it into a modern performing arts center.  The following article summarizes the unique history of the Theatre, along with the Arts Council’s […]

Doña Ana Arts Council Board of Directors

Doña Ana Arts Council Board of Directors EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DAN LERE, Board President; 1st term ends: 6/30/22 TOM KIRSCHBAUM, Vice President; 1st term ends: 6/30/22 MICHAEL MANDEL, Treasurer;  2nd term ends: 6/30/21 HAL HENTHORNE; Member at Large;1st term ends 6/30/22 BARBARA REASONER,  Past President; 2nd term ends: 6/30/22  DIRECTORS, CONTINUED FEDERICO ALMAREZ;  1st term ends 6/30/22 EMMITT BOOHER; […]