Extended until July 31 : Dawn of Discovery student challenge

Las Cruces Space Festival Art Show, Dawn of Discovery Student Challenge DAAC is collaborating with the Las Cruces Space Festival on the "Dawn of Discovery" art show, a multi-media exhibit featuring international and local artists portraying the beauty of the Universe and the excitement of space exploration with sculptures, paintings, astrophotography, and much more. The online gallery features over 70 [...]


New extended gallery hours on “Second Saturdays”

DAAC Announces New “Second Saturday” Extended Gallery Hours from 12 noon to 7 pm starting on Saturday, July 11, 2020. In July, the featured artist is Daphne Wirthlin. Ms. Wirthlin’s work will be available for viewing during regular gallery hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in addition to 12 noon to 7 [...]


Two Free Art Series from DAAC in July 2020

DAAC Announces Two Free Art Series in July   In July, the theme is “East meets West” for the Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC).  Two on-line art history series will be offered free of charge for all community members who register on the DAAC website.  While many COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifting, DAAC organizers know [...]


Career Art Path Summer Camp

Career Art Path (CAP) is a two-week intensive summer camp experience for students grades 5-8 who are interested in exploring career fields in the arts.  The camp includes art workshops, field trips and presentations by professionals working in arts-related jobs such as theatre set designer, film-making, teaching, architecture, and costume designer. CAP is overseen by [...]



The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) is conducting a call for artists residing in southern New Mexico and El Paso to submit work for a juried online exhibit titled Metaphor for a Virus, Response to the Current Global Pandemic.  We will start accepting and jurying submissions on May 15, 2020, and will continue accepting entries [...]


Call for Artists: 2021 Gallery Application

Gallery Application 2021Final June 3, 2020  The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) is conducting a call for artists to exhibit in the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center gallery between the months of June and December 2021.    The deadline to apply is October 1, 2020 and notification of gallery acceptance will be November 2, 2020.  [...]


DAAC Gallery Open This Weekend for June Exhibit

DAAC Announces New Weekend Gallery Hours  The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) announces new weekend gallery hours for Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 from 1 – 4 p.m. each day.  Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the traditional monthly exhibit opening reception is postponed until further notice, however, DAAC would like to invite visitors [...]


Pardon our mess. Website is Under Construction!

Please bear with us as we update and streamline the Dona Ana Arts Council (DAAC) website.  Give us your feedback !   Call (575) 523-6403 during office hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; or email admin@daarts.org THANK YOU!


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

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 the recording. Many, [...]