Career Art Path (CAP), is a two week immersion program in the visual arts for middle school students. The program is designed for students entering the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades and will run June 16th- 27st, M-F 8:30 am – 2:00pm at the Court Youth Center, 402 W...Read More
WAKE THE DEAD! For the past three years, the dead of Southwest New Mexico have been rising up and taking over Main Street in downtown Las Cruces. Last year, over 1000 zombies turned out to weave, lurch and shamble through downtown, while friends and relations snapped photos and...Read More
43rd Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire Anticipation is building for the 43rd Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire on November 1st & 2nd, 2014, two fun-filled days of entertainment, food, shopping and merriment! Held annually at Young Park, this is one of the largest cultural events...Read More
At the Historic Rio Grande Theatre
The Doña Ana Arts Council, Inc. (The Arts Council) supports all the arts in Las Cruces and the greater Mesilla Valley. The Arts Council also operates the Historic Rio Grande Theatre. More…
The Renaissance ArtsFaire is the largest cultural festival in the region. Established in 1971, this juried show attracts entertainers, artists, and artisans from all over the country as well as over 20,000 visitors annually. All proceeds benefit the arts education and artist support programs of the Arts Council.
The Las Cruces Arts Fair at the Las Cruces Convention Center, inaugurated in 2011, presents the work of more than 70 artists as well as continuous workshops and children’s art activities. Proceeds benefit the Doña Ana Arts Council and the Rio Grande Theatre.
The Annual Community Arts Awards are presented by the Arts Council to honor those individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions to the cultural life of Southern New Mexico. The event is a fun-filled evening of food, drink and dancing with recent themes of “Havana Nights”, “Putting On the Ritz, and “Saddle Up!” adding a cultural flavor to the party.