ArtForms, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports and promotes all artistic forms, including visual, literary and performing arts because art, artists and the business of art are vital to the social and economic development of our community. The mission of ArtForms is to ensure that our creative community is regarded as a revenue-generating industry that has broad visibility and a solid resource network. We work towards the recognition of the greater Las Cruces area as an international art and culture destination. Membership ArtForms members include professional artists, art enthusiasts, business owners, hobbyists, retirees, students and teachers. The diversity of our group makes for a valuable resource of experience, skills and information. Want to become a member?  Click here. Activities Our membership meets quarterly.  Check the Program Schedule page for information on the next meeting.  The meetings are open to the public. Following a short business meeting, presentations focus on a variety of art and "business of art" skills. Member exhibits are held during the year in various venues throughout Las Cruces. For the Love of Art Month February finds ArtForms' members drawing our membership, other arts organizations and the community into the ArtForms organized and promoted "For Love of Art" celebration. Following the Las Cruces City Council proclaimation declaring arts an important component of a community's quality of life, galleries, museums, non traditional venues and artists' studios welcome the public to exhibits reflecting the vibrancy, diversity, history and culture of art in southern New Mexico.  Special activities include studio and gallery tours, a member art show and art venues all around the town.  Please click here for more information. WELCOME This web site is best viewed at 1024 x 768. To ensure viewing an up-to-date version of the website, press control+F5. Rhoda Winters has many photographs from the 2014 Love of Art Month events posted on our Facebook page.  We invite you to visit and observe the vibrancy, diversity and talent of our Southern New Mexico artists.  Thanks, Rhoda! About ArtForms September 7, 2014 ANNOUNCEMENTS l ArtForms members will meet on Thursday, September 11th, from 5:00 to 7:00 in the Roadrunner Room at the Branigan Library.  We would like a member or members to bring and share some of your art as David did at our spring meeting.  This is not a critique, but just a “show and tell” about your art process. The public is invited. l Congratulations to Mas Art on their one year anniversary!  Mas Art is located at 126 S. Main Street.  The store will have a retrospective show of all the artists that have helped make this first year a success.  And to say thank you to all customers and friends they will offer an anniversary sale with 30 percent off on selected mouldings throughout September. l On our last member survey you indicated that participating in Love of Art Month was a major reason for belonging to ArtForms.  We do not have as many members as in the past, so we are hoping that everyone will volunteer to make this a success.  We already have some who have indicated they will help, but we need lots more.  Some of the Love of Art Committees needing help are:         1)    Member show         2)    Event guide         3)    Advertising         4)    Entertainment         5)    Studio tours         6)    Reception for member show         7)    Guide and sign delivery