Local tourist information and events.
Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society invites you to help celebrate its 157th Birthday on August 19 at 2 PM at the Theater at Fort Bayard
On August 21, 1866 Company B of the 125th Colored Infantry regiment arrived at a spot that their commanding officer First Lieutenant James M. Kerr described as “beautifully situated on the southern slope of the Pinos Altos Mountains, with wood, water and [livestock] feed in abundance”. They christened the spot “Fort Bayard”, in honor of Brigadier General George D. Bayard, who had died while serving to preserve the Union at Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1862.
Summer Community Conversations Continue This Saturday at the Silco
There are upcoming events with Johnny D Boggs, Leroy Chappell and Joanne Miller, and potter Mata Ortiz. Don't miss Bingo this coming Monday July 17th.
Housing is one of the top issues facing New Mexicans across the state. To provide information on affordable housing opportunities, in southern New Mexico, USDA Rural Development, and our partners the SWNM Council of Governments, and the Silver City Realtors will be holding a housing summit next week to provide housing opportunity information.
For more information, please see the flyer announcing the Southwest New Mexico Housing Resource Summit which will take place in Silver City next week on Thursday July 20, 2023.
Please see further for flyer.
Master Mata Ortiz Artist Oralia Lόpez to Demonstrate Painting Technique Saturday as part of Silver City Clay Fest
Silver City -- Master artist Oralia Lόpez from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico will be at the Silver City Museum Annex July 15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, demonstrating the intricate Mata Ortiz painting technique. Lόpez will demonstrate how she paints the elegant forms, precision designs and beautiful colors that define the famous Mata Ortiz style. She will also be offering a large selection of Mata Ortiz pottery from various artists for purchase, starting at just $20. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support the programs, exhibits and other community events provided by the museum.
Families are also invited to join museum staff from 11 am to 1 pm in the museum courtyard at 312 W. Broadway, where children and adults will be able to create their own pinch pots. All materials and instruction are provided free of charge.
The Silver City Museum Annex is located at 302 W. Broadway Avenue in historic, downtown Silver City. For more information about these events, please contact Melody Collins, gift store manager, at (575) 597-0223.
"Flight" invites theater enthusiasts to embark on an extraordinary journey into the world of Victor, a charismatic ringleader whose unwavering ambition drives him to pursue his lifelong dream of running a professional circus. Followed by a small cast of stumbling misfits, Victor struggles in his quest to achieve greatness.
Combining exciting elements of the circus with poignant stories of failure and abuse, "Flight" promises a unique and imaginative theatrical experience. The Virus Theater ensemble, known for their collaborative and immersive productions, has put their creative prowess to work, with each cast member actively participating in shaping their characters and the storyline.
Showtimes for "Flight" are scheduled as follows:
- Friday, July 14th: 7.30pm
- Saturday, July 15th: 7.30pm
- Sunday, July 16th: Matinee at 2pm
- Monday, July 17th: 7.30pm
- Tuesday, July 18th: 7.30pm
Tickets for this mesmerizing production are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for students. Experience the enchantment of "Flight" at El Sol Theater, located at 406 N Bullard Street, downtown Silver City. Don't miss your opportunity to witness the captivating world Virus Theater has brought to life.
On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, the Grant County Archaeological Society’s regular monthly meeting becomes a special fundraising event for the Western New Mexico University Museum at Fleming Hall, open to GCAS members and the general public in a hybrid in-person and Zoom event!
Doors open at 5PM Mountain Daylight (New Mexico) Time with a recommended $5.00 minimum donation to the WNMU Museum from in-person attendees and Zoom participants alike. In-person attendees contribute at the door while we ask Zoom attendees to request the Zoom link from the GCAS email@example.com and then support the WNMU Museum via the GCAS's online PayPal payment portal: https://www.gcasnm.org/news/donate-0719-fleming-museum.html. All in-person and online contributions for this event go to the WNMU Museum.
CLAY Festival Exhibition Openings At Light Art Space
The following is a list of events scheduled for the CLAY Festival. Artists include George Rodriguez, Marko Fields, Diego Valles, and Mary Fischer. There are several children's events at the WNMU Museum along with a Open House there.