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.

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2020 Summer Art Camps – Revised Dates Announced

May 2nd, 2020|

Due to COVID-19, we have postponed all  DAAC's summer camps several weeks, and will have all camps according to the following schedule.  These dates are tentative as well.  DAAC along with the rest of New Mexico, will know more by the end of May whether our state will be ready to ease [...]

Recording of Kathleen Key’s on-line “Impressionism #4” art history seminar 4/21/20

April 22nd, 2020|

Hello Art Lovers! Click on the link below to access the recording from Kathleen Key's on-line "Impressionism 4 class" -- recorded on 4/21/20 NOTE:  copy password to access recording         Password: 2u+?r17U https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/uM97H4HQ8WRIX5XL0W2cdaIcAIHdaaa8gHUX_qYMzxmZfiUVUaeaj5hRyNkozWzc These recordings also will be posted on the Dona Ana Arts Council  Facebook page. Hope you enjoy [...]

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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.

Art is a language that helps us to communicate.


They are an extension of me.


Without art humans would turn into barbarians. Observing art lifts our souls and inspires us to strive for the highest state of being. Creating art exposes our thoughts and connects us to the rest of earth's in habitants.