The City recognizes that quality of life isn’t only represented by good streets, reliable utilities, or the many programs and services provided. Quality of life is enhanced by support of a community’s art and cultural resources, and the City of Las Cruces is a proud example of this support.
The Las Cruces Public Art Master Plan
The master planning process, which began late last year, engaged people throughout Las Cruces to share their perspective on the future of public art in the community. Find out More...
The City of Las Cruces will post its public art opportunities on Call for Entry (CAFE). Artists are encouraged to create a profile at Call for Entry (CAFE) to stay current on local and national art opportunities.
Call for Entry - Deadline October 4, 2020
Las Cruces Public Art (LCPA) seeks an artist or artist team to create a site-specific outdoor project to be designed and installed on three sides of the tower on the new Fire Station #3 building. Art may be 2D, but not solely painted, or 3D and stand-off from the structure but must be attached to the tower, not freestanding. Design may wrap around, repeat, or feature different motifs and elements. The selected artist or artist team will be expected to collaborate with the City of Las Cruces Public Works Department and the Las Cruces Public Art Program Coordinator in the completion of this project. Please go to Call for Entry (CAFE) for more information.
The City Council passed Ordinance 2674 creating the City Art Board in 2013. The City Council passed Resolution 15-126 in 2014 establishing a dedicated funding source for the solicitation of artists, the procurement, installation and maintenance of current and future pieces of public art by setting aside 1 percent of the general fund in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The City Council approved Resolution 16-043 establishing the City Art Board’s Strategic Plan in 2015.
The City Art Board comprises seven volunteer members appointed by the Mayor with advice and consent of the City Council. The board serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters related to public art. Meet the City Art Board or find meeting agendas here. All meetings are open to the public. Follow this link for more information.