510 W. Main Street | Artesia, NM 88210

Mailing Address: PO Box 1635, Artesia, NM 88211

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Artesia MainStreet is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

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It’s hard to believe that March rolls in this week, which means the Artesia Public Library is celebrating their MARCHiversary March 1-3 with events for individuals of all ages.  The library is celebrating its third anniversary with three days of events.

Join them this Wednesday, March 1st at noon for Books and Bites.  Meet local author Lonna Enox and have lunch for only $3.  Copies of her newest book “Striking Blind” will be available for purchase.

Thursday evening at 6:00pm will host the free public program Riders on the Orphan Train- Child Emigrants to New Mexico. This historical presentation is designed to inform, entertain, and move audiences of all origins and ages. It combines storytelling, music, video with archival photographs and contemporary interviews of survivors to bring awareness about this little-known chapter of the largest child migration in history.  The program’s original creators, Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster, were awarded the Charles Loring Brace Award in 2012 for their contributions to raising awareness about the Orphan Train movement.

They will wrap up the week with a Dr. Seuss and Artesia Public Library birthday party at 4:00pm on Friday, March 3.  This will be a party for all ages! Play games, make crafts and eat some yummy snacks in celebration of two very important birthdays.  For more information on all MARCHiversary events contact the library at 575.746.4252.

Save the Date! The 20th Annual Main Event Car Show and Cruise is Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1. Friday’s festivities include a classic car cruise down Main Street with Saturday bringing classic cars and classic music that fill the Heritage Plaza. We’ll update more details as the date approaches – including how to catch some great music at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center that weekend.

 

You can stay up to date with the latest from Artesia Main Street by liking us on Facebook or call 575.746.1117.

ELISABETH JACKSON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ARTESIA MAINSTREET

February 19, 2017