Silver City Arts and Cultural District
The ACD Coordinating Council is a group of collaborating organizations and individuals, knowledgeable about and interested in understanding the needs of the arts and cultural community and are working in support of arts and culture through their respective organizations, businesses and partnerships.
The ACD Coordinating Council is a clearinghouse of resources, supporting those offering activities or running businesses in the ACD. The Coordinating Council facilitates promotion of the district, as well as advocacy and forum areas for culture and the arts.
The terms artists and cultural entrepreneurs cover all arts disciplines and are not limited to visual artists.
The ACD recognizes the multi-cultural heritage of southwest New Mexico, its diversity, and our close physical and cultural connections with Mexico.
The Cultural Plan is a strategic plan that looks at broad goals and objectives. Individual projects implemented by members of the ACD Coordinating Council help achieve these goals and objectives.
Native American Culture
Red Paint Powwow
Silver City is the home of the Red Paint Powwow, where native american tribes gather for a weekend of dancing, drumming and great food.
Theater Group New Mexico in conjunction with WNMU Expressive Arts Dept. presents community musical theater productions several times each year, utilizing talent from the community that include: actors, stage crew, set building, orchestra, directors, costumes, etc.
Art and Culture
Walk along our historic downtown area and enjoy a latte, an Italian ice cream, and live music, or browse through the variety of shops and art galleries.
The Silver City–Grant County area offers an innovative art environment of Southwestern, Native American and modern art styles. Artists both famous and not-yet-discovered enjoy our community as a place to live, work and visit. Numerous brick buildings and Victorian-era homes in historic downtown Silver City have been transformed into galleries by local artists.
There are now more than 25 art galleries in Silver City, showing work by more than 100 artists. For more information, visit the Chamber of Commerce Quick Link to learn how you can enjoy the arts of Silver City.