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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.

Attention Artists: Dates to sign up for DAAC Art Festivals and Gallery Submissions

March 12th, 2020|

Call for Artists for Doña Ana Arts Council's art festivals, gallery submissions, and teaching opportunities 2020 Renaissance ArtsFaire will be November 7 & 8, 2020 at Young Park in Las Cruces, NM.  This is a juried arts and fine crafts show.  Artists may apply at www.Zapplication.org starting April 1, 2020 through August [...]

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

March 12th, 2020|

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, [...]

Las Cruces Arts Fair THANK YOU!

March 10th, 2020|

The 10th Annual Las Cruces Arts Fair was a great success due to the wonderful artists, Totugas Pueblo leaders,  sponsors, volunteers, patrons and DAAC Staff.  Many, many thanks to all.

Film Festival Survival Skills

February 24th, 2020|

Sip, survive and thrive with this 2-hr class where you'll learn helpful hints on how to build a brand, network and maintain relationships as a filmmaker.  Easy to understand resources to help you grow as an Independent Filmmaker.  Network with other filmmakers, enjoy light refreshments and a slice or two of Valley [...]

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WHY DO THE ARTS MATTER?

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.

expression, communication of feelings, ideas,, and perceptions.. enjoyment

steve gottsche

The Arts add to a life well led

Richard Doyle

They help process and navigate life.

Kevin Dwight Richardson