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
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.
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
Want to become a member? Click here.
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
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The 2014 For the Love of Art
Month is winding down.
Love of Art Events continue
through the end of the month so
check your Event Guide for
dates and locations. Don’t miss
the member show at the
Branigan Cultural Center. It will
be up through March 1st. The
hours are 9am to 4:30pm,
Tuesday through Saturday.
There are 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.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our friends and
sponsors. Your help in promoting the arts in Las Cruces
is greatly appreciated. Thank you for being a friend.