Bringing the Arts to Our 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

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.

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!

Upcoming Events​

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller Orchestra

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is back in Artesia, NM!

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Artrageous

Artrageous

Step into this outrageous adventure of arts: the ONLY show where you can witness the fusion of live art, rock concert, imaginative movement, vocal performance, comedy, blacklight Bunraku, Artpunk wear, and inclusion in one magical experience.

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Secrets of the Buttermilk Hotel

Secrets of the Buttermilk Hotel

Ocotillo Comedy Troupe Spring Performance!

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Secrets of the Buttermilk Hotel

Secrets of the Buttermilk Hotel

Ocotillo Comedy Troupe Spring Performance!

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Secrets of the Buttermilk Hotel

Secrets of the Buttermilk Hotel

Ocotillo Comedy Troupe Spring Performance!

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Secrets of the Buttermilk Hotel

Secrets of the Buttermilk Hotel

Ocotillo Comedy Troupe Spring Performance!

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Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix

Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix

Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix… is a slapstick comedy dog show like no other. Johnny leads over a dozen rescue dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as Johnny plays the straight man role in this wonderful family show.

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Johnny Appleseed – A Production of Missoula Children’s Theatre (3pm)

Johnny Appleseed – A Production of Missoula Children’s Theatre (3pm)

Missoula Children's Theatre has returned to Artesia! Sign up your student today!

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