Bringing the Arts to Our Community

Committed to bringing art to the Southeast New Mexico community.

Artesia Arts Council Building Front

Our History

With 10 founding patrons and 54 charter members the Artesia Arts council was formed in April 1975. Since then we have hosted two Annual Events: Art in the Park, held the third Saturday of October, and Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp.

In 2001 we purchased a building and over the next several years raised funds to renovate the building into what is now the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center.

Our Mission And Vision

Enriching lives among generations in SE New Mexico communities with meaningful relationships through the arts.

We believe that access to all forms of art will serve as a catalyst for the children, youth, and families of SE New Mexico to feel empowered, confident, connected, and loved.

Painting of Artesia Arts Council Building

Do you want to be a volunteer?

We’re always interested in working with enthusiastic individuals. 

Take a Glance at Our Gallery

The Artesia Arts Council is committed to bringing art and culture to SE New Mexico!

To continue to do so we need your support. Please take a moment to hit that donate button and help us in our mission!

Are you an artist, dancer, musician, sculptor, or actor who’s interested in instructing?

We are always looking for instructors willing to teach. Please Contact Us if you’re interested in teaching your art to others!