Call for Artists – Renaissance ArtsFaire – November 7 & 8, 2020

Artists and Fine Crafters:  Please apply for the 49th Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire  at We are looking for artists in all mediums to participate in this annual event that attracts over 12,000 for the weekend.  The Renaissance ArtsFaire takes place outdoors at the beautiful Young Park in Las Cruces, New Mexico. For more information, visit [...]


Art & the Coronavirus: an update from DAAC Executive Director, Greg Smith

Dear Arts Enthusiasts in Southern New Mexico, Far West Texas, and Northern Chihuahua, As this situation with the COVID-19 continues to clarify, we at the Doña Ana Arts Council are monitoring requests from our local, state, and national governments as well as advice from local, state, and national health agencies in order to maintain the [...]


CANCELED: all FEED YOUR MIND seminars through the end of March, 2020

Like the rest of the country, news from DAAC is changing daily. The latest news is that all FEED YOUR MIND art history seminars are canceled through the end of the March. The instructor, Kathleen Key, asked that we cancel all of her classes at this time, and reassess the situation in a couple of [...]


Still on! All art classes and workshops are still on for the remainder of March

The Feed Your Mind art history seminars, Get ArtRageous! Wednesday classes and Artist Workshops WILL take place at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center.   We will provide sufficient room for safe "social distancing" for class participants, have ample hand sanitizer, and encourage common sense practices of no handshakes and frequent hand-washing. Call the office if [...]


CANCELED: Second Saturday Gallery Reception on March 14

Due to the coronavirus situation, DAAC has CANCELED the Opening Reception for Dinah Swan that was scheduled to take place this Saturday from 4-7 p.m.  Please stop by the DAAC gallery during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, to see Dinah's stunning pastel paintings.


Saturday, March 14th: Gallery Reception still on, BUT Classical Drinking is CANCELED

Due to the understandable concerns about the coronavirus situation and social distance requirements, we have determined that cancellation of the Classical Drinking event this Saturday is in the best interest of the public.  We hope to tell you soon when it will be rescheduled. Still Happening:  The Gallery Reception for the exhibit "Animal, Animal" from 4-7 [...]


Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley: Pop-Ups with Karen Conley

Pop-Ups are an important venue for artists because they offer alternative spaces for artists to show work. They are very short in duration and often less formal than the gallery or museum and can be a dynamic and a fun event for both artists and the community.   The Pop-ups in Las Cruces are proving to be [...]


FEED YOUR MIND: Art History & Cultural Seminars – ongoing every week!

Art in Paris  and Impression, each are 6-week series that start the week of February 17 - 23.  The seminars are taught by popular art historian, Kathleen Key.  Cost $10 per class if you register for the full series.  Light refreshment, beer & wine served at each seminar.  Come join the fun and FEED YOUR MIND [...]