New Mexico Art
Art in New Mexico
Art is EverywhereWhether it’s the scenery, the rich history, or the diverse culture that draws artists from around the world, the artistic tradition is a vital part of life in New Mexico. Artists in New Mexico come from a wide array of backgrounds, and in any given gallery you’re likely to find rustic folk art intermixed with fine oil paintings, contemporary mixed media installations, and classic bronzes.
Each year millions of people flock from all over the globe to create and experience art in New Mexico. As a general rule, New Mexico artists are a warm and friendly bunch, and whether you visit a small weaving shop along the High Road to Taos, a gallery along Santa Fe’s famous Canyon Road, or embark on a week-long retreat at one of New Mexico’s art institutes, you’re sure to be welcomed into the New Mexico artistic community with open arms.
And no matter where you’re staying, you won’t have to look far to find inspiration or the products of others’ artistic visions. From museums and galleries to studio tours, festivals and performances of music, dance, theater, opera, film and much, much more, each town and region of the state has its own unique blend of arts, crafts and culture just ready to be explored.
While hardly an exhaustive list, here are a few great places to begin your artistic journey in the Land of Enchantment:
New Mexico Statewide Arts Groups
- Collectors Guide www.collectorsguide.com/nm/cs/csall.html
- Glass Alliance-New Mexico www.glassnm.org/
- Museums of New Mexico & Monuments www.museumofnewmexico.org
- Land Art New Mexico www.landartnm.org/
- New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail www.nmfiberarts.org
- Santa Fe Gallery Association www.santafegalleryassociation.org
- Canyon Road Merchants Association www.visitcanyonroad.com
- New Mexico Museum of Art www.nmartmuseum.org
- Albuquerque Art Business Association www.artscrawlabq.org
- Dona Ana Arts Council www.las-cruces-arts.org/art-galleries/las-cruces-area-art-galleries
- Turquoise Trail Association www.turquoisetrail.org
- Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art www.roswellamoca.org
- Roswell Museum & Art Center www.roswellmuseum.org
Truth or Consequences
- Silver City Gallery Association www.silvercitygalleries.com
- Ruidoso Art Community www.ruidoso.net/visitors/gallery
- Ruidoso Regional Council for the Arts www.ruidosoarts.org