Silver City and the surrounding areas have lots to offer art and museum lovers, some located within easy distance and others interesting day trip options which include scenic byways and stunning vistas.
The Silver City Art Association sponsors two major events each year, the Red Dot Studio Tour in May which features open studios and the opportunity to meet and talk with local artists, and the Red Dot Weekend at the Galleries in October. There are many smaller events throughout the year, including gallery openings, new show receptions, and more.
In addition to art, there are a multitude of opportunities to enjoy live music (open mike nights as well as live music venues and festivals), and theaters for both movies and live performing arts in Silver City.
Nearby Deming Arts Center also offers gallery shows, classes, and other events.
Museums in and around Silver City and beyond:
Silver City Museum, Silver City
Western New Mexico University Museum, Silver City
Mimbres Cultural Heritage Site, Mimbres
Fort Bayard, Santa Clara
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, Deming
Geronimo Springs Museum, Truth or Consequences
Lordsburg / Hidalgo County Museum, Lordsburg
Download the Cultural Atlas of New Mexico onto your phone to find a multitude of sites and plan your own road trips.