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10th Annual Las Cruces Arts Fair –  March 6-8, 2020


The Doña Ana Arts Council’s (DAAC) Las Cruces Arts Fair, the area’s most expansive collection of art and fine crafts, returns for the tenth year to the Las Cruces Convention Center March 6 through 8, 2020. Over 100 artists from across the country, some returning favorites and other first-time exhibitors, will offer work in eight categories, including jewelry, mixed media, fabric, painting and drawing, print making and photography, porcelain-pottery-glass, recycled materials, and woodwork-metalwork-sculpture.

The fair kicks off Friday evening, March 6, from 5 to 8 p.m., giving collectors the first opportunity to see and buy work directly from the artists. The Las Cruces Arts Fair continues Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be entertainment Friday evening and Saturday and food and beverages will be available to purchase.

DAAC is donating space for a student booth, representing emerging artists from New Mexico State University.  Students participating in the fair are challenged to learn to display their pieces, price their work, and discuss their art with the public. Be one of the first to collect the work of these up-and-coming artists.

In addition, each exhibiting artist will contribute an item to a silent auction, which will close Sunday at 2 p.m. All fair proceeds benefit DAAC’s many children’s art programs.

The popular Quick Art contest will be part of the fair, with 16 artists creating art as the audience watches, with all pieces then available to purchase by silent auction.

Tickets are $10 for adults. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free.   Ticket holders will receive a waterproof wristband and may reenter the event all three days at no charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.daarts.org ; in Las Cruces at the DAAC offices, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla.

The Las Cruces Convention Center is located at 680 E. University.

For more information, go to www.daarts.org or call the DAAC office at (575) 523-6403.