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The 13th Annual Las Cruces Arts Fair application is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted your applications for this year’s event we look forward to meeting you and making this year’s event even greater than last year’s. If we missed you this year, we hope you can participate with us in 2025.

Doña Ana Arts Council is excited about the 13th Annual Las Cruces Arts Fair March23rd & March 24th

The Doña Ana Arts Council is kicking off its 13th year of the annual Las Cruces Arts Fair with an exclusive celebration for our participating artists.  We are honored to have many familiar artists and new ones from the United States participating with us this year. We kick off the weekend honoring our artists at our location for an exclusive time of relaxation, music, networking, and fun, as you all delight in some of  Matteo’s Mexican Food entrees.  We will continue the celebration at the Las Cruces Convention Center on March 23rd and 24th where we will eagerly await to welcome art lovers from all of New Mexico and beyond. It is a privilege and honor to continue a tradition founded by the Arts Council in 2010 at the urging of Sally and Glenn Cutter. This juried show is an opportunity for artists, collectors, and appreciators of art to participate in an affirmation of the importance of art in our creative economy here in the Arts Hub of Southern New Mexico.  We would like to thank Citizen’s Bank for their contribution to our event. 

Artist booths will be featured in the ballrooms, main concourse, and exhibit hall of the Convention Center.  Hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23rd, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24th.  You may purchase weekend passes for the event at the Las Cruces Convention Center or online via Las Cruces Arts Fair Adult Weekend pass is $15, Children’s (ages 5-11) weekend pass is $5, and Children under 4 years old are free.  We look forward to a weekend filled with arts and memories. 

Following our Saturday, 3/23/24, opening day, we will be hosting a poetry reading and open mic, Looking to the Mountain: Sacred Lands, Healings Cultures, in conjunction with the Gila Wilderness Centennial, the Museum of New Mexico Press and the Southwest Environmental Education Cooperative. We invite you to join us at 230 S. Water St, Las Cruces, NM from 7 pm-8:30 pm for a celebration and appreciation of the literary arts.  We are beyond honored to have Levi Romero (NM State Poet Laureate) and Michelle Otero (ABQ Poet Laureate from Deming) in addition to 8 additional local poets from the Land of Enchantment mesmerizing us with the gift of their spoken words. We extend the invitation to other local performing artists to join us and share your gift with the community. Admission is free. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.