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SW New Mexico Housing Resource Summit

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.

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Master Mata Ortiz Artist Oralia Lόpez to Demonstrate Painting Technique

OraliaLopezMaster 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.

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Virus Theater - Flight: A Tale From the Dusty Big Top

VirusTheaterFlight"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.

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GC Archaeological Society’s Special Fundraising Event

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  gcasnm.org@gmail.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.

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2023 CLAY Festival Schedule Of Events

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. 

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4th of July Parade Schedule and Route

2023EventSch2023 Fourth of July Announcement


We are a day away from the 2023 Independence Day Parade and Patriotic Freedom Festival! On Tuesday, July 4th, we will begin the day with the raising of the flags and a performance of the national anthem by Keana Huerta at 9:00 a.m. at Gough Park. The “Lady Liberty” parade will start at 10:00 a.m. and then be followed by a Patriotic Freedom Festival at Gough Park. The parade will start at the corner of Pope Street and 13th Street. It will then turn left on College Avenue and then a slight right onto Bullard Street. The parade will continue to East Broadway and then take a left and another left again onto Hudson Street. The parade will end on the corner of Hudson Street and 13th Street.

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Hummingbird Festival -July 29-30, 2023

The annual Hummingbird Festival will take place at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site on July 29-30, 2023.

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Silver City Museum Celebrates its 39th July 4th Ice Cream Social

Annual Fundraising Event Features Local Musicians, Friends, Food and Fun!

Silver City -- The 39th Annual July 4th Ice Cream Social is happening Tuesday, July 4th, at the Silver City Museum, featuring a full slate of local musicians, vendors, food, friends and fun. The annual celebration and fundraising event takes place in the museum courtyard from 11 am - 3 pm, and all proceeds benefit the museum.

What says Fourth of July celebration more than grilled hot dogs and ice cream? Attendees will be able to buy tickets for the purchase of hot dogs, popcorn, ice tea, lemonade and water, and a selection of ice cream treats. Nearly a dozen food and craft vendors, including the Mint Chip Creamery, will be offering a selection of items for sale.

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