Welcome to the Doña Ana Arts Council

Proudly serving Las Cruces and Dona Ana County with arts events, festivals, education, support and advocacy.  Located at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercardo in Mesilla, New Mexico.

Save the Date! Las Cruces Arts Fair March 6 – 8, 2020

December 5th, 2019|

The 10th Annual Las Cruces Arts Fair will take place on March 6-8, 2020 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.  Tickets are $10 for a 3-day pass. Over 120 international, regional and local fine artists.  Featured Artist:  Abel Garcia, originally from Las Cruces, now living & working in Dallas, Texas. Live entertainment. [...]

Pet Portrait class

September 24th, 2019|

In addition to teaching a two-and-one-half-day workshop, Denver artist Ms. Andy Mallen worked with LCPS elementary students at Valley View during her recent artist residency in Las Cruces.

Painting Pet Portraits with Andy Mallen

September 16th, 2019|

TIME TO PAINT YOUR PETS IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!   Denver artist Andy Mallen is coming back to Las Cruces to teach another workshop on How to Paint Your Pet (and love the results)!   Andy was here in February leading the workshop, ’Puppy Love’ in honor of Valentine’s Day.  And [...]

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WHY DO THE ARTS MATTER?

Ever wonder what members of the Dona Ana Arts Council think about art? While not all of us are artist (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 enliven the soul and enrich our lives.

Denise Wagner

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"

Mary Brannon

Culture

Shawna Pinto