Silver City Art Association



Silver City has been named as one of the “100 Best Art Towns in America.” This rapidly growing art community represents over 100 artists and dozens of galleries. Four gentle seasons and the scenic beauty of the Gila Wilderness provide the perfect setting for inspiration and creativity. Silver City is also one of the first New Mexico towns to be designated as an Arts & Cultural District, and provided opportunities for Silver City to become part of a larger effort to promote our diverse western cultural and heritage to residents and visitors. Arts & Culture offerings, along with our Silver City Main Street Project, welcome visitors from all over the world year ’round.

SCAA RED DOT Artists’ Studio Tour – May 3-4-5, 2019

The weather will be mild, the ceramics warm as they emerge from the kilns, and the glass will be hot as it is shaped and formed. It’s the first weekend in May and its RED DOT Studio Tour time in Silver City, New Mexico.

Oil and acrylic painters, encaustic artists, metal sculptors, found object artists, jewelers, photographers, weavers, potters, clay sculptors, watercolorists, and woodworkers join for the weekend of May 3-4-5 to share with the public their creative methods and mediums, by opening  their private studios. Artists will be working and explaining what  they are doing and why. Visitors may also get the chance to participate! Most studios will have work for sale but some will just be open to converse and share.

Brochures with maps to all the studios, as well as copies of the Silver City Art Association Art Guide will be available from Light Art Space Gallery at 9 Broadway in downtown Silver City and from the Silver City Visitor Center.

Also at Light Art Space, RED DOT Artists Studio Tour will, for the second year, produce the Studio Tour Gala from 5 pm – 8 pm on Friday, May 3rd.  To help visitors decide what studios to visit, there will be an example of artwork by each participating artist on the Tour at the Gala. These artworks will be on exhibit at Light Art Space all weekend. In addition, images of art by participating Studio Artists will be continuously projected on a THE WALL OF WONDER during the Gala giving art lovers an even more comprehensive idea of the variety of art to be seen at the studios.

Enjoy the art while dining on fabulous finger food, beverages (wine or non-alcoholic punch). The $49.95  Silent Auction will return by popular demand – details at the Gala.

The Studio Tour and Gala are free.

Look for RED DOT directional signs with arrows that will guide you to studios around town and in outlying areas.

Silver City is a destination city. From I -10 go north from Lordsburg on 90 or from Deming drive north on 18O. From I-25 there are two options: go west on 152 to west on 180 OR get off I-25 at Hatch and go west on 26 to north on 180. Highway 152 is beautiful but winding.

Silver City also has air service 2 times daily from Phoenix and from Albuquerque via Advanced Air. Arrange in advance for car rental at Grant County Airport with Enterprise Car Rental.

Silver City Art Association’s mission is to form and maintain an association of galleries, studios and artists in Silver City/Grant County for the purpose of supporting, promoting and advancing fine art and crafts. Art Association members in Silver City/Grant County, New Mexico offer many forms and genres of art. Local, regional and national artists are represented in unique and interesting venues. Art lovers and collectors can find wonderful and affordable art.

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