Las Cruces Art Experiences

Southwest Architecture: From Adobe to Territorial
Las Cruces Museum of Art
Group Size: 5-50
Time: 2 hours
Inclusive Price: $10 per person
Immerse yourself in Las Cruces’ distinct historic neighborhoods on this architectural walking tour. Identify various building styles with an architectural historian. Sketch specific elements of local design and construction, creating your own piece of southwestern art with the guidance of a veteran drawing instructor.

The World is Your Palette
Linda Gendall, Artist
Group Size: 5-50
Time: 1.5 hour
Inclusive Price: $5 per person
People of all ages will enjoy learning about color and paint with this former teacher and renowned artist.

Art of Seeing: A Digital Photography Workshop
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
Group Size: 6-25
Time: 2.5 hours
Inclusive Price: Free with park admission
Your Audubon photography guide explains and illustrates how to capture quality images in nature. Practice elements to compose great shots every time. Employ techniques from Canadian Nature Photographer Freeman Patterson’s teachings from the “Art of Seeing.”

Southwest Pottery: Lure of the Ancients
Las Cruces Museum of Art
Group Size: 5-24
Time: 3 hrs. Friday and 2 hrs. Saturday
Inclusive Price: $10 per person
Examine Southwest pottery from archaeological sites in the region to identify the unique characteristics that distinguish Southwestern ceramics. With your newfound knowledge and the same tools and techniques used for centuries by prehistoric cultures of the Southwest, try your hand at making one of these age-old designs by coiling your own pot during this hands-on workshop.

Tacos, Tequila y Art!
La Morena Walking Tours
Group Size: 5-20
Time: 1.5-2 hours
Inclusive Price: $45 per person
Join Preciliana Sandoval for a taste of Mesilla’s best tacos, tequila and art. Take a tour of this storyteller’s murals and public art. Between works, sample food and spirits from four eateries while hearing the more colorful version of Mesilla’s history. Special for Día de Los Muertos (October/November): Tours complete with traditional foods and ending with Day of the Dead face painting. Participating guests receive token gifts, traditional recipes & folklore.

For more information contact: Rochelle Miller-Hernandez, Tourism Sales Manager 575-541-2169,