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.

Fundamentals of Watercolor Part 2 with Sally Quillin — sign up now! only 2 spots left!

February 18th, 2020|

If you have little or no experience in the world of watercolor painting then this is the perfect class for you! In a fun-filled, relaxed atmosphere we will explore the different strokes you can make with a brush, color mixing, texture creating and various other watercolor techniques to help you get started [...]

Get ArtRageous! 2-hr Art Classes Wednesdays at 5:30

February 18th, 2020|

Check out the variety of Get ArtRageous! classes offered at the Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center held most Wednesdays at 5:30 pm (and a 2 pm class will be added if there is a demand for that time).    All materials are supplied and light refreshments with beer and wine are [...]

Review of recent Artist Workshop

February 17th, 2020|

February 16, 2020 I just finished three stimulating days taking a class by Nancy Begin and her sister Susan Hanssen, called “The Art of Simplification: Eliminating the Unnecessary to Let the Necessary Speak”.   It was outstanding!   They were a wonderful team and both were extremely well-prepared.  The classes were informative, fun and [...]

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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 add to a life well led

Richard Doyle

They help process and navigate life.

Kevin Dwight Richardson

The arts enliven the soul and enrich our lives.

Denise Wagner