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Northwest New Mexico
Arts Council

Mission: Support and advocate for the visual, literary and performing arts. Seek to develop and provide education and recognize the diversity of all cultures and support all traditions and art forms equally and enthusiastically.

Downtown is looking great, we miss you and we hope to open safely, soon. Unfortunately, we have cancelled the Jazz Jam at The Heart Space, Riverfest Fine Art Show, Downtown Art Walk and Summer Youth Art Camps, along with the Downtown Artisan Makers Market.

The Northwest New Mexico Arts Council would like to announce that due to ongoing developments from the Governor’s office with restrictions, due to COVID, over public gatherings still being deemed “unsafe and prohibited” the Downtown Makers Market is tentatively postponed until further notice. We are excited to continue this fun downtown tradition, but wish to ensure the safety of our vendors and patrons.

Please email us if you are interested in participating when we are able to return, and we will ensure you contacted – the arts council would like to invite you share your website and/or sales information to “spotlight” makers and artists on our social media.

Please visit our social media FACEBOOK page for updates and COVID grant opportunities to support local artists. If we can be of any help, please contact us.


Youth Story Telling




My Muse and MatriarchSanta Fe Indian Market

Art is a healing outlet, and Shiprock artist, Venaya Yazzie is doing a tribute to her grandmother, Jane Yazzie, and coping with anxiety and how a person from the Navajo Nation is dealing with loss and the pandemic.

Her grandmother’s teachings of Navajo Jewelry Adornment and cultural narrative history are inspiring her art at the first Santa Fe Indian Virtual Market, Southwestern Association for Indian, on August 1-31, 2020.


Art in the Alley & Downtown Makers Market

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Tour the Farmington Downtown "Art in the Alley"
Schedule a one-hour walking tour (give us three dates and times) at

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8 year old Diego (1/2 Navajo, 1/2 Haitian) tells a story at the Children's Bilingual Book Festival

Artwalk Photo Gallery


Our grateful THANKS to New Mexico Arts, A Division of the Office of Cultural Affairs, Navajo Traditional Energy Company, Target Stores, Best Buy Stores, ConocoPhillips, Connie Gotsch Foundation, 7211 Foods, Witter Bynner Foundation, New Mexico Office of African American Affairs, New Mexico MainStreet, Farmington Convention and Visitor Center, Farmington Chamber of Commerce and the City of Farmington.

Northwest New Mexico Arts Council
P.O. Box 2235, Farmington, NM 87499
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