New Mexico has fostered and nurtured original cultural expressions for at least a millennium.
Today, New Mexico is a progressive and growing state, highly diverse in its population, history, aspirations and economic base.
By adopting a statewide Arts and Cultural Districts program in 2007, New Mexico has joined a handful of states seeking to promote arts and culture as an enhancement to local economies and quality of life.
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New Mexico's Arts and Cultural Districts offer an exciting variety of events, festivals, historic buildings and locations, all intertwined with the interesting history of our state.
From 21st century cutting-edge science to ancient Pueblo culture, with 400 years of Hispanic culture added to the mix, our arts and cultural districts are unique.
No visit to the Southwest would be complete without spending some time and exploring what our New Mexico Arts and Cultural Districts have to offer.
New Mexico Arts and Cultural Districts are a collaboration between:
- Economic Development Department
- New Mexico MainStreet Program
- Department of Tourism
- Department of Cultural Affairs
- New Mexico Arts
- Historic Preservation Division
- Museum of New Mexico Foundation
- McCune Charitable Foundation
- New Mexico Humanities Council