Downtown Artesia...where life and art meet

December 3, 2015!
Light Up Artesia is the official start to the holiday season in downtown Artesia! This year’s event will be Thursday, December 3rd. Co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Artesia MainStreet becomes a winter wonderland with thousands of lights in the trees down Main Street. The Parade of Lights begins at 5:30pm and welcomes the arrival of Santa Claus. Santa will be escorted to the Artesia Public Library where he will stay and listen to holiday requests. Businesses remain open late and offer great deals. Organizations and individuals set up outdoor booths downtown to sell hot foods and crafts. Downtown twinkles and community spirit shines during Light Up Artesia as people stroll, shop, and eat.

Parade and Vendor applications are available now!

Download Vendor form   |   Download Parade of Lights application

Tour Artesia from your computer! Then, come join us to shop and enjoy our attractions and events! Contact us for more information.

What's Happening

Making Strides

Finance New Mexico outlines the progress Artesia Mainstreet is making. Read the article here.

Wall of Honor

Click here to download the Baish Veterans Park Wall of Honor Application information. Applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2015. Deadline for submission is March 31, 2016.

Artesia Walking Tour

Go ahead and take a virtual tour of Artesia, NM. Once you're done, come see us, and take the tour for yourself. You'll get to see everything that Artesia has to offer.

Works in Progress

We are working on great things in Artesia. Take a look at some of our current projects. Then, see some of our finished projects in our accomplishments page.

Downtown Merchants

Our downtown merchants are what make Artesia great. Take a look at some of what downtown Artesia has to offer, and take a look at our great list of local merchants.

Spring Activities

Did you know that Artesia is designated as a New Mexico Arts and Cultural District? The designation was established by the New Mexico Arts Commission in November 2013. Artesia is one of nine Arts and Cultural Districts designated in the state since the NM Arts and Cultural Districts Act was passed in 2007.

In order to apply for designation, Artesia had to fulfill requirements such as:

  • A walkable district that includes historic assets, art galleries, cultural institutions, cultural amenities and cultural and arts events
  • Appropriate lodging and restaurants for cultural and heritage tourists
  • Arts and cultural enterprises and institutions open on the weekends
  • Host an annual signature arts and cultural event based on Artesia’s heritage and history... Read More »