Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed November 24 - 25!
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.
Take a Glance at Our Gallery
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!
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is back in Artesia, NM!
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.
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.
Missoula Children's Theatre has returned to Artesia! Sign up your student today!