We hope you are as excited as we are for our 23-24 line-up!
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
To encourage expression and learning through art and culture for all ages that will enrich the communities of Southeast NM.
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.
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The Artesia Arts Council is committed to bringing art and culture to SE New Mexico!
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!
Letters From Home brings back the style of the USO with high-energy singing & tap dancing performances featuring creator and founder Erinn Dearth, and self-proclaimed "tall guy" Dan Beckmann.
Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop! Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit!
Call them a family band: sibling duo Anna Lee and Willie Fleming, joined by their dad Bill, take Americana clear off the rails! The band (with Malcolm Jones on sax, Kevin Higuchi on percussion, and bassist Oskar Beckmann) leapfrogs through a mix of their own toe-tapping originals and traditional Irish and Bluegrass covers- all hot-wired by Finnegan Blue’s high-energy.
Hotel California – “A Salute to the Eagles” – With their extraordinary vocal and musical talent, Hotel California faithfully and accurately reproduce the sound of The Eagles while recreating a classic sound which transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Country. Authorized by The Eagles, this highly respected show delivers a modern, action packed, fully produced performance.
In Honor of Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month (May), join us for Jessica Fichot's "New Spring".
"Fichot’s music is a glittering testament to L.A.’s multiculturalism; she brings an art-song sensibility to delightfully catchy tunes, some sung in French, some in English and some in Chinese." -Los Angeles Times
"The expressiveness and technical mastery in Caro Pierotto's voice underscores Brazil's tradition of great female singers - From Sylvia Telles to Gal Costa. The fact that she can also write songs of breathtaking beauty is nothing short of remarkable." - Ernesto Lachner Latin Alternative for NPR
In this fully produced musical production, done in true Panto Company style, they bring to life Kipling’s tales with great scenery, cool costumes, full of original modern songs, bursting with more excitement than you can imagine and of course a happy ending.