Downtown Artesia...where life and art meet

December 1, 2016!
Light Up Artesia is Thursday December 1st from 5:00 – 9:00pm. Downtown merchants will stay open late to offer great promotions for all of your holiday shopping. The Xcel Energy Parade of Lights will begin at 5:30pm and ushers in the arrival of Santa Claus. Be sure to visit the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center to take your photo with Santa Claus and bring him your wish lists! Click here for vendor and Xcel Energy Parade of Lights applications.

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.

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 »