Red Dirt Black Gold Festival
Oil, Music, Art…Making the Connection
The rumors are TRUE! The Artesia Arts and Cultural District in conjunction with the Artesia Arts Council is proud to present Artesia’s inaugural Red Dirt Black Gold Festival. This event will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015, and will salute Artesia’s oilfield industry and the people that help to drive our economy. The Red Dirt Black Gold Festival will feature live bands including Turnpike Troubadours, Cody Canada (former lead singer of Cross Canadian Ragweed) and other national and regional acts. Bands Kick-off at 3:00 PM. There will be a BrewFest and lots of other activities including an Oilfield Parade down Main Street, an Oilfield Cook-off and Oilfield Olympics. Click Here for Applications & More Information!
We are dedicating "The Foundation" statue on Friday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m.! The public is cordially invited to the Artesia Public Library roundabout for the celebration.
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.
The public is cordially invited to the official unveiling and dedication of “The Foundation” statue, at the library roundabout! The dedication will begin at 7:30 p.m., and will include speakers, music and a sweet treat after the ceremony co-hosted by the Friends of the Artesia Public Library! We are beyond proud and excited to share this beautiful piece of public art with the citizens of Artesia, and with our family and friends!
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!! Join us in celebrating the Red Dirt Black Gold Festival (Aug. 29th-Downtown Artesia) by contributing a piece of original art work that will be on display during the Red Dirt Black Gold Art Walk! In addition your work will be photographed and turned into a deck of playing cards!! The original pieces will be sold during the Art Walk, and the deck will be available for purchase before Christmas.
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