The Silver City Blues Festival has grown into one of the largest events in southwest New Mexico, bringing national and international performers to the stage. Attendees bring their families to the park for fun, music, arts & crafts and great food.
Join us for the inaugural Silver City BLUES BRUNCH Series at the Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery. Spend your Sunday afternoon with fellow music lovers and enjoy tasty food & brews. The perfect way to end/start your week.
Showtime 1 pm
Suggested donation $5
Proceeds benefit performers and Silver City Blues Festival
Join us in celebrating the artistic vision and hard work of these local great artists. Under the direction of Diana Ingalls Leyba, artists, students and the community participated in the creation and installation of this fantastic mural. Come out and show them your appreciation.
In this workshop, students will learn how to make low-tech silkscreen prints at home without chemicals or special equipment! Participants will make hand-cut stencils using wax paper and will learn the essentials of screen printing production, history, and many varied applications.
In this workshop, students will explore drypoint intaglio using plexiglass plates. In this method, the plate is not chemically etched but instead is manually scratched in such a way that produces a raised “burr” that grabs ink and produces a characteristically soft and velvety line.
This year, we are excited to offer a program of casual drop-in sessions in a variety of print media, for those with limited time and/or budgets! A $15 access pass will get you into up to 5 sessions around town, including solar printing, book binding, 3D printing, photogravure, wintergreen transfer, and maybe more! These sessions will be offered in an open-house format from 10am-1pm at various locations around town.
In this workshop, students will learn multiple techniques for monoprinting and image transfer. We will begin class with several demos covering trace monotype, collagraph, monoprinting and more. We will discuss ways of building layers within a print using multiple techniques and each student will have time to experiment at the press.
In this workshop, participants will learn about the past and present history of wood type, set compositions of their own choosing, and learn to print using our vintage Showcard sign press or Challenge proof press. Each attendee will leave with a stack of 15 posters of their own design!
Now in its third year, the Southwest Print Fiesta is a celebration of all things printed! Join us October 5-7, 2018 in beautiful downtown Silver City, NM to experience the awesome variety of work being made by printmakers from all over New Mexico, as well as El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix, and all points in between. Come take a workshop, shop the vendor market, cheer on the steamroller printing spectacle, and soak up the inky good vibes...
Kids (ages 6-12 years old), apprentice interns (ages 13 & 14) & interns (15 & older) will work with mentoring artists to create a tile mural on site at the Silver City Public Library and off site upstairs at Leyba & Ingalls ARTS
This Memorial Day weekend, the Mimbres Region Arts Council presents one of the Southwest's premiere FREE Blues Festivals. Starting on Friday and wrapping up Sunday afternoon, the Festival features not only the brightest rising stars of the Blues but classic respected performers that have toured nationwide.
Benefits 2018 Silver City Blues Festival and Blues In The Schools program
$5 Raffle Tickets. Tickets will also be available for sale at the Mimbres Region Arts Council booth (adjacent to stage) during the festival. Drawings for the 6 prizes will be held Saturday evening and Sunday. You need not be present to win.
Join us to celebrate student excellence & achievement in the visual arts
- Awards by age group & district
- Everyone is invited! Free!
Exhibition will be on display April 16-May 4, 2018
Missy is a San Diego artist now, but she was born in Detroit, and lived in Queens, NY during her school years. Along the way she discovered the music of Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, and Billie Holiday, which led her in turn to O.V. Wright, Bobby Bland, Little Milton, James Carr, Ray Charles, Ann Peebles, and Irma Thomas.
"Slaid Cleaves may be the Americana genre's most underappreciated songwriter. With a knack for giving breath to perpetually down-on-their-luck characters...the Austin by way of Maine artist evokes writers from Guy Clark to Tom Petty, crafting detailed portraits of barflies, drifters and day laborers. " - Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone
Chocolate Fantasia is a delicious way to spend a day with your sweetheart or family! Tickets make great Valentine’s Day gifts! Chocolate Fantasia tickets traditionally sell out so purchase yours early. Proceeds benefit arts education programs for children.
Vast,” a photography exhibit of the landscapes that are so much a part of New Mexico and beyond, will be featured at the Mimbres Region Arts Council Gallery for the month of February. The exhibit will open with a welcoming reception from 2 till 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 1.
The Friends of the Black Tie are planning a winter ball for Saturday, January 13, 2018. The theme is Arctic Vogue and white attire is suggested. We are inviting participants to have a relaxing dinner downtown and then join the party at 8 PM at the Grant County Conference Center where champagne and desserts will be served, followed by a cash bar and dancing.
"It is not very often that you find an artist who possesses the gift of impactful songwriting along with the instrumental ability to provide the perfect pillow for the lyrics to rest. Dolly Parton, Allison Krauss and Norah Jones are a few names that come to mind. Luckily, through the help of a friend of our site, we have been turned on to such an artist by the name of Gabrielle Louise."
--THE MUSIC ROOM/Tony Keefer
Coming up at the MRAC gallery in the Wells Fargo Bank, 1201 N. Pope Street in Silver City. Reception is this Thursday afternoon, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The show will run through Dec. 14, each Tuesday through Friday, 9-5.