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For the Love of Art, Las Cruces Events

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Las Cruces Events – Art Tours | Las Cruces Art Galleries

Las Cruces is fortunate enough to boast a deeply rooted culture in art. In fact, the city houses many different art galleries, classes, and exhibits from Mesilla to Downtown and out near Picacho. Each year, you can experience, first-hand, artists at work and attend various workshops that can be fun for the entire family. Explore new art in 2020 and do it this month! This year is the 22nd annual Las Cruces event, “For the Love of Art.”

For the Love of Art dedicates the entire month of February to bringing Las Crucens closer to the art and artists that encompass this beautiful southern New Mexico community. This Las Cruces event offers a variety of explorative topics and gatherings including visual arts and performances, plus it embodies the essence and the unique talents of teachers and artists, alike.

22nd Annual Celebration of Art in Las Cruces

As a month-long event, there’s plenty of opportunities for folks to explore all that For the Love of Art event offers. Officially, community events kick-off Friday, February 7th from 5 pm to 8 pm. The annual ArtForm Members Exhibit will open during the monthly downtown Art Ramble with a reception to be held at Cruces Creatives (205 E. Lohman).

Other Dates

When
Location
Time
When

February 8th – ArtForm Members Exhibit, Reception

Location

Dona Ana Arts Council

Time

4 pm to 7 pm

When

February 21st – ArtForm Members Exhibit, Reception

Location

Gallery Big Picture

Time

5 pm – 7 pm

Separate from these exhibits and receptions, there are studio tours held every weekend beginning February 8th.

Art Ramble

Need a great Friday night out? Las Cruces events continue the Art Ramble during For the Love of Art. As a self-guided tour, visitors get to explore the galleries, shops, businesses, and restaurants of Downtown Las Cruces. Entertainment and refreshments are available and make for a great evening on the town.

Mas Art

Looking to stimulate your creative side during February’s For the Love of Art tour? Mas Art located in Downtown Las Cruces offers some of the best exhibits and collaborations in the community. This month, they’ll be featured in the kick-off Art Ramble, hosting a reception and displaying some of Las Cruces artists’ work in their framing studio. Get a chance to talk to some leading voices in the art community.

In addition, Mas Art also provides a fun and creative art courses to the public. Taught by the amazing artist, Mary Zawacki, who will also be displaying her own works at Studio of Jeri Desrochers (3655 Canyon Ridge Arc) on February 8 & 9 and February 15 & 16th. Learn how to draw like a true art enthusiast and discover the power of creativity through these amazing workshops and demonstrations.

To learn more about Mas Art, visit their website here.

Artist Studio Tours

**Artist Studio tours are held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Along with the community events, live demonstrations, and exciting showcases, get your chance to visit some of the most well established and well-known art studios in Las Cruces. During For the Love of Art, you can visit the following studios and witness the artists at work, plus have a chance to talk to them directly.

Be sure to mark your calendars as there’s something happening every weekend February 8th through the 29th. If you’re searching for the studios listed below, be sure to look out for the Blue Flags that mark the locations.

For a full list and interactive map For the Love of Art, go here.

February 8th & 9th

Mary Diesel & Laurie Churchill

at 2008 Camelot Dr, Camelot Studios
Watermedia, Watercolors, Drawings, Fibre Arts, Ceramics

Linda Gendall

at Linda Gendall Studio, 1107 N. Reymond Street
Oil on Canvas

Leslie Toombs & Jan Minow

at Painted Tree Studio, 429 Reeves Drive
Pastels, Acrylic, Mixed Media

Mary Beagle

at Brown-Beagle Studio, 480 El Prado Avenue
Oil Paintings, Stone Sculptures

Flo Hosa Dougherty

at Blue Gate Fine Art Gallery, 4901 Chagar Court
Watercolor, Oil & Acrylic Paintings, Mixed Media

David Jacquez

at El Jardin de Las Cruces Art Gallery, 4010 N. Valley Dr
Folk (Santero) Art

Roy van der Aa

at AA Studios, 2645 Dona Ana Road
Mixed Media, Pochoir Prints

Candi Hogan & James Hogan

at Candi Hogan Art, 3935 Sombra Morada Road
Oil & Water Soluble Oil Small Works, Yucca Walking Sticks & Canes

Kathy Marques

at 4133 Capistrano Avenue
Oil Pastels, Watercolors

Marj Leininger & Kim Miller

at Impressions Studio, 4116 Calle Belleza
Watermedia, Colored Pencil, Fabric Draping, Reclaimed Glass & Metal

Jeri Desrochers, C.C. Cunningham, Janet Nordmann, Mary Zawacki

at Studio of Jeri Desrochers, 3655 Canyon Ridge Arc
Oil & Acrylic Paintings, Pastels, Pencil Works

February 15 & 16th

Leslie Toombs & Jan Minow

at Painted Tree Studio, 429 Reeves Drive
Pastels, Acrylics, Mixed Media

John Northcutt

at New Dimension Art Works, 615 Pinon
Sculptures, Ceramics, Fiber Art

Mary Beagle

at El Jardin de Las Cruces Art Gallery, 4010 N. Valley Drive
Folk (Santero) Art

David Jacquez

at Brown-Beagle Studio, 480 El Prado Avenue
Oil Paintings, Stone Sculptures

Mary Lou LaCasse

at La Casse Arts, 3723 Lucky Lindy Lane
Steel, Ceramics, Fused Glass, Outdoor Sculptures

Tomi LaPierre

at Tomi’s Studio, 3421 Dona Ana Road
Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography

Roy van der Aa

at AA Studios, 2645 Dona Ana Road
Mixed Media, Pochoir Prints

Candi Hogan & James Hogan

at Candi Hogan Art, 3935 Sombra Morada Road
Oil & Water Soluble Oil Small Works, Yucca Walking Sticks & Canes

Kathy Marques

at 4133 Capistrano Avenue
Oil Pastels, Watercolors

Marj Leininger & Kim Miller

at Impressions Studio, 4116 Calle Belleza
Watermedia, Colored Pencil, Fabric Draping, Reclaimed Glass & Metal

Jeri Desrochers, C.C. Cunningham, Janet Nordmann, Mary Zawacki

at Studio of Jeri Desrochers, 3655 Canyon Ridge Arc
Oil & Acrylic Paintings, Pastels, Pencil Works

Jack LeSage & Mary Jane Embury

at Sage Brush, 1829 Salinas Drive
Oil, Pastels, Prints, Eco-Art Expressions in Jewelry

Lynn Unagst

at Casa de Puertas, 4020 Red Yucca Court
Hand-woven ARt Garments, Needlepoint Gift Items, “Spirit Minder” Dolls, Beaded Buttons

February 22 & 23

Mary Diesel & Laurie Churchill

at Camelot Studio, 2008 Camelot Drive
Watermedia, Watercolors, Gouache, Acrylic, Drawings, Fiber Arts, Ceramics

Flo Hosa Dougherty

at Blue Gate Fine Art Gallery, 4901 Chagar Court
Watercolor, Oil & Acrylic Paintings, Mixed Media

David Jacquez

at El Jardin de Las Cruces Art Gallery, 4010 N. Valley Drive
Folk (Santero) Art

Mary Lou LaCasse

at LaCasse Arts, 3723 Lucky Lindy Lane
Steel, Ceramics, Fused Glass, Outdoor Sculptures

Tomi LaPierre

at Tomi’s Studio, 3421 Dona Ana Road
Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography

Marj Leininger & Kim Miller

at Impressions Studio, 4116 Calle Belleza
Watermedia, Colored Pencil, Fabric Draping, Reclaimed Glass & Metal

Lynn Unangst

at Casa de Puertas, 4020 Red Yucca Court
Hand-woven Art Garments, Needlepoint Gift Items, “Spirited Minder” Dolls, Beaded Buttons

Dona Ana Arts Council

Looking for more Las Cruces events in the art community? Dona Ana Arts Council continues to celebrate the passion of the arts in Southern New Mexico and proudly hosts a wide variety of events in Las Cruces and surrounding communities. As advocates of artists and creatives, DA Arts promotes events, workshops, festivals, education, and more. Within their mission, Dona Ana Arts Council continues to connect residents with art essentials that help establish a more rooted community in the creative spirit.

Learn more about upcoming events including Las Cruces Arts Fair in March 2020 at the Convention Center, held March 6th through March 9th.

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