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
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 information.
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. Three 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.
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