INVESTING IN THE ARTS
Joining the Doña Ana Arts Council helps us create a community where the arts thrive.
Select a membership or donation level below for your annual investment. All contributions, no matter what size, are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible.
Thank you for your support of the Arts Council. Located in the Mesilla Valley, part of the greater Las Cruces area.
BECOME A MEMBER
Photo by Will Keener of Karen Conley
Working artists, galleries, museums, arts organizations and arts-related businesses are at the core of our Arts Community. Benefits: artists and supporting arts organizations annually contributing at this level (and above) qualify for an enhanced listing in the DAAC on-line Arts Directory.
DONATION RANGE: $35 - $50
Arenas Blancas Level
White Sands, photograph by Emmitt Booher
The same way that the many grains of gypsum make White Sands National Park a place of significance, the many investments at this level make Doña Ana Arts Council a substantial force in the arts.
DONATION RANGE: $51 - $100
Heart for Art Level
Cactus Heart by Michelle Augustyniak
Hearts are in the right place when investing in the power the arts have in our community pride and in our creative economy. Just as our hearts pump sustenance to all parts of our bodies, these investments have the power to sustain what the arts do to nourish our community. Benefits:* 1) At this level and above, members may take a 20% discount on select classes and workshops; 2) members may sign up for all on-line Feed Your Mind art history series at no charge; 3) Artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses receive the flexibility to change their Arts Directory listing four times per year to announce events or add new images.
DONATION RANGE: $101 - $500
Acequia Madre Level
Photo by Gregory Z. Smith
An ancient water channel still brings essential water to parts of our region. It is called the Acequia Madre because it is the mother of irrigation for us. Like water for the arts, investments help us cultivate important growth and survival. As a way of saying Thank You, Acequia Madre members receive a gift certificate for Dinner for Two at La Posta ($30 value**)
DONATION RANGE: $501 - $1,000
Continental Divide Level
White Ibis by Laurel Weathersbee
Gravity pulls water toward the Atlantic Ocean or the Pacific Ocean depending on which side of the Continental Divide precipitation falls. Situated where we are, investments become like rivers contributing to a water cycle that makes great things possible. To show our appreciation for your support, Continental Divide members will receive two VIP Package tickets for the Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference ($60 value**).
DONATION RANGE: $1,001 - $5,000
Photo by Gregory Z. Smith
In addition to part of a National Park, we have two National Monuments in Doña Ana County, and their contributions to our visibility and community pride are significant. So, also, can investments in the Doña Ana Arts Council result in raised visibility and pride. In gratitude, Monumental Level members will receive two Season Tickets to the Las Cruces Community Theatre ($184 value**)
DONATION RANGE: $5,001 - $10,000
Reach the Moon by Daphne Wirthlin
There are a growing number of astronauts, but the total number is still small. However, through their contributions, sic itur ad astra, or thus, we reach the stars. To show our gratitude to those who so generously contribute at this level, Astronautical Circle Members will receive two Season Tickets to the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra ($500 value**).
DONATION RANGE: $10,000+
MAKE A DONATION
Please click in the white box and enter your donation amount as a number (no $ sign), then click DONATE. Thank you!
Artist and Arenas Blancas level members receive a larger area for their listing in the Arts Directory. The larger area will accommodate two images and up to 1,000 words of text.
The following Member Benefits are available at the Heart for Art level ($101 +) and above: 1) 20% discount on select classes and workshops; 2) all online Feed Your Mind art history series at no charge (registration on DAAC website required, code will be given to waive fee); 3) artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses may change their Arts Directory listing up to four times per fiscal year (July – June).
Values and availability of gifts may change. Any gift may be traded for a corresponding discount on purchase of a piece of art showing in the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center Gallery.
Please note: At each level, an investor (individual, couple, family, or entity) receives benefits or one-time gift either when that level is reached (accumulated investments over time) or when a single investment is made that matches that level.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Put your time to great use with many opportunities at the Doña Ana Arts Council, including the Renaissance ArtsFaire, the Las Cruces Arts Fair, the Arts & Cultural Center or various children’s art programs.
WHY DO THE ARTS MATTER?
Ever wonder what members of the Dona Ana Arts Council think about art? While not all of us are artists (although we can boast that many of us are), we all share a steadfast appreciation and understanding that the arts are essential to developing our local community and culture. Art connects us, inspires us, and gives our children better tools to learn and change the world around us.
The Arts in Las Cruces are an added piece to the culture and heritage of our great community.
I am helping to establish the Center for Spiritual Living in the Heart of Las Cruces as the newest addition to the First Friday Art Ramble in Downtown Las Cruces.
Our first show was August 2019.
We have a new artist scheduled on a monthly lineup with several local artist for the community to enjoy.
Looking forward to working with and meeting other Artists in our great community.
"Art speaks to ALL"
Could use most of the day creating
Art feeds the soul. It is the thing that makes 'sense' in a world that sometimes doesn't make sense. It calms the spirit and allows feelings to be safely expressed without harm or injury. It is necessary for a peace-filled life.
The very first thing most children ever draw is a spiral, then a house, and finally a stick figure. The family of man has always been compelled to make their mark, whether it's on rock, paper, clay, or a painted surface. I believe the arts connects us all on a much deeper level than we will ever realize. Art CAN infuse all the core subjects; creating a visual, kinesthetic, or auditory sensation that finally completes the learning circuit in many young minds. The arts are the bridge that connects us all. So forget about what the product and focus on the process, keep your HeART pumping!
The arts provide the opportunity of satisfaction for everyone who participates. Whether fine arts, performing arts or interpretation of art, the processes and the outcomes can be wonderfully fulfilling. Sometimes the results are surprising, even disappointing. Yet the real yield is the enhancement of a person's knowledge, talent and ability.
Without the arts it would be a dull world - one that our children couldn't flourish in. Art is all around us and should be appreciated and loved.
The arts matter to me because they allow us to freely express how we interpret our surroundings. Great works of art inspire others to open their senses up to how beautiful the world is that oftentimes we simply take for granted.
The arts are essential to education, quality of life, and economic development.