Downtown Artesia...where life and art meet
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.
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As you drive Main Street you may notice that for a smaller city, we have an abundance of bronze statues. This amount of monumental artwork is usually found cities much larger than Artesia and spread over many square miles. Artesia has one of the best collections of bronze monuments in the United States- all within seven blocks.
Each statue conveys an important message, highlights a period of history, or an industry that is important to Artesia. The oil and cattle industry, as well as education, and women in history are represented- as well as a tribute to our Veterans. The statues are a symbol of the hard work of those that have built this area in the past, and those that strive to make it better into the future.
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