Welcome to Downtown Artesia

Artesia MainStreet invites you to explore the great things our downtown district has to offer! From monumental bronze statues that celebrate our unique history, to shopping and dining, downtown Artesia is a cornerstone of activity in this Southeastern New Mexico community.

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

The Foundation

Click here to download "The Foundation: Artesia's Newest Bronze" information and contribution brochure.

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.

Winter Activities

Are you interested in taking a daytrip, or weekend vacation but find yourself low on cash?  Take a “stay-cation” right here in New Mexico and support a Mainstreet program!   A great travel resource is www.offtheroadnm.com, a guide to everything Mainstreet in New Mexico.  Each Mainstreet city is listed on the site, along with a brief history and shopping and dining suggestions- making your trip planning a breeze.  Each city offers insider’s suggestions for the best experience possible, all while staying within the Mainstreet Downtown District. 

If you find that you are unable to leave Artesia, pretend you are a tourist in your own city.  Many times we only see the local attractions when we have guests visiting, and the rest of the year rarely notice them. Read More »