Public Art

Above: Endless Passage by Debbie Dickinson. The art sculpture is located in the lobby of City Hall and is part of the Las Cruces Public Art collection. This video shares insightful interviews with the artist, others involved and time-lapse of its creation. Stop by to see this amazing artwork in person.

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.

photo of artist Isadora Stowe painting

City Art Board presents SmART Workshop with Isadora Stowe

Next in this series of informational workshops for artists is "Creating and Building a Life in the Arts" with multi-media artist Isadora Stowe (pictured).  Art as the long game will be the focus of her presentation. 

A recording of Isadora Stowe's SmART Workshop can be found on our Facebook page.

Animal Services Center for the Mesilla Valley Public Art Call For Artist

Deadline for applications has passed. See timeline (subject to change) for project below.

Las Cruces Public Art (LCPA) seeks an artist or art team to create an outdoor, site-specific, public art sculpture to be located on site at the soon-to-be built Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV), 3551 Bataan Memorial West, facility expansion. 

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 29– Finalists’ written presentations due
  • July 29 - Finalists give in-person presentation of design and materials to Selection Committee
  • October 18 – 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. CaFÉ (Call for 
  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...