Public Art


  1. Physical Address
    700 N Main St
    Las Cruces, NM 88001

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 20000
    Las Cruces, NM 88007

    Phone: 575-541-2780

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.

City Art Board Presents SmART Artist Workshop Series

The Las Cruces City Art Board presents SmART educational workshops in a four-part series of presentations designed to empower local artists in their professional practice. The techniques and strategies discussed in the workshops can help artists succeed at any level.

Second in the series: "Photo and Online Portfolio" 

4:00 p.m., Thursday, September 2    

Register for the Zoom webinar (must register to attend). 

Presenter: Bree Lamb, Assistant Professor of Photography, New Mexico State University

The first SmART workshop "Writing an Artist Statement/CV" video be found on the Las Cruces Public Art Facebook page.

Future Workshops (Locations and Times TBD):

  • "Maintaining Art as a Business"
  • "Applying for Public Art"


Animal Services Center for the Mesilla Valley Public Art Project

ASCMV Site Map - Future sculpture location is marked in yellow in the maps below. Click on each tile to see enlarged map.

ASCMV Site Plan in striping format show location of sculpture highlighted in yellow. Opens in new windowASCMV Site Plan showing landscape areas. Opens in new window
ASCMV Site Plan A (Sculpture location shown in yellow)ASCMV Site Plan B (Shows landscape areas of site)

Project Timeline - dates are tentative and subject to change except for submission deadline. 

  • March 1 – Project Announced / Call for Entry opened
  • March 31 – Submission Deadline 
  • April 23  – Complete First Phase of Jury Selection
  • May 13 - Second Phase of Jury Selection
  • July 26 – Finalists’ written presentations due
  • July 29 - Finalists give in-person presentation of design and materials to Selection Committee
  • August 12 - Selection Committee recommendation presented to the City Art Board
  • TBD – Regular City Council Session to accept and announce the chosen design.
  • TBD – Artwork will be completed and installed eight months from contract date.

Complete prospective can be found by going to CaFÉ.

  1. Public Art Master Plan
  2. Opportunities & Resources
  3. City Art Board
  4. City Art Tour

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...