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.

Get ArtRageous! Clay Play with Lisa Carlson – Part 2

January 8th, 2020|

Three-hour "sip, make & take" art class with all materials supplied and light refreshments.  Come learn and have fun! Come play in clay!! This is a two-part Get ArtRageous! class:   Part 2 on January 29, 2020 .  REGISTER HERE       Part 1 was held January 8 and is a pre-requisite [...]

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. [...]

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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.

Could use most of the day creating

Susan Bruce-Feinsod

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.

Jan Archey

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!

Lisa Carlson