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The 23rd Annual Silver City Blues Festival is finally here! The Mimbres Region Arts Council has been working hard to get everything ready for this event; all we need now is for you to come out and enjoy the festival! The 2018 Blues Festival will be a Community Celebration of the Arts.

On Friday night May 25, come to Gough Park at 5pm to witness the Gila Glass Classic Flame Off – hosted by Silver City’s own The Glasserie. Come see many very talented artists compete in creating unique glass blown sculptures! Two time New Mexico Music Award winners The Bus Tapes Band will play on Friday night starting at 6:00pm.

Volunteers are needed to put graveside flags on all graves in Fort Bayard National Cemetery for the Memorial Day event on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. The placing of the flags will be on Friday, May 25, at  9:00 A.M. and the tools needed will be a hammer and a ½ inch to ¾ inch rod to make the pilot holes for the flags. Ideally the rod will be long enough that the person stands up while making the pilot hole as opposed to bending over.

Volunteers will also be needed on Tuesday May 29 at 9:00 AM to pick up the flags.

chuy martinez rsChuy MartinezDue to illness on the original date, The Silver City Museum has rescheduled AN AMERICAN DIALOGUE: Latin American Ballads, Cumbia, and Nueva Canción. Musician and folklorist Chuy Martinez will give a live musical performance and talk about the history of some important (and catchy!) Latin music genres in the Silver City Museum Courtyard, 302 West Broadway Street on Thursday, May 17 at noon.

Art from Within

On behalf of the members of Art From Within, you are invited to attend the 2nd art exhibit displaying artwork from the Grant County Detention Center.

Art from Within (AFW) is a grassroots organization that developed after the first art exhibit last year where art pieces from Grant County Detention Center inmates were displayed. AFW supports opportunities for incarcerated and re-integrating individuals to develop their talents, values, and self-worth through creative expression. Eventually, we plan to expand the program to include teachers to teach other mediums of art, community art projects to include the work of incarcerated or previously incarcerated artists, and special projects to involve families.

The art exhibit Art Beyond Bars on Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at the WNMU Miller Library.

Contact: Diana Ingalls Leyba

img 7101 copyThe Hi Lo Silvers women's chorus will present its annual Spring Concerts on Mother’s Day weekend. Concerts will be at 7 pm on Friday, May 11, and at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon, May 13, in the Presbyterian Church at 1915 N. Swan in Silver City. These concerts include fifteen songs by the Hi Lo Silvers and a duet, the Mozart Sonata No. 21 for piano and violin in E Minor, by Rhonda and Megan Gorog. The concerts are free.

May will be a busy month in Glenwood -- from unique labyrinth walks to the grand opening of a new gallery to the reopening of Mogollon, the ghost town that was basically shut down last year due to a multi-million dollar construction project designed to resolve the flooding problems from the past.

Both labyrinth events are hosted by Cordelia Rose at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. First up is “Walk as One at 1” for World Labyrinth Day in southwest New Mexico.

give grandly gc commiss mamGrant County Give Grandly Proclamation presentation on April 19, 2018 - From left are commissioners Alicia Edwards and Harry Browne, LifeQuest CEO Debra Frasca, Grant County Commission Chairman Billy Billings, Bill Hudson of the MImbres Heritage Site, and commissioners Gabriel Ramos and Brett Kasten.Local governments issue proclamations of support

For the fifth year in a row, the Grant County Community Foundation and the Southwest New Mexico Non-Profit Coalition are sponsoring a twenty-four-hour community giving marathon on May 5, 2018, Give Grandly! Give Local! to support 50+ non-profit organizations serving Grant, Luna, Catron and Hidalgo counties. These diverse non-profits cover important gaps in governmental or private sector programs, including health and human services, literacy and work skills, arts and cultural activities, environmental advocacy and animal welfare.

The Comcast Corporation and the Mimbres Region Arts Council are coming together once again on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the 17th Annual Comcast Cares Day.

Every year on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast brings together tens of thousands of Comcast employees, their families and friends to make a positive impact on neighborhoods across the country. Silver City will once again benefit greatly from this community event. This year the Mimbres Region Arts Council will beautify the blank slate walls at WNMU's Miller Library into a mosaic of book titles and handprints.

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Sat Aug 18 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theatre - Silco Theatre
Sat Aug 18 @ 9:00AM -
Fort Bayard 152nd Birthday Celebration - Old Fort Bayard
Sat Aug 18 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Meet the Featured Artists of the Grant County Art Guild - Hearst Church Gallery
Sat Aug 18 @ 1:00PM - 01:45PM
Gila Cliff Dwellings Interpretive Ranger Guided Tours - Gila Cliff Dwellings
Sat Aug 18 @ 2:00PM -
"Just Words" - Tranquil Buzz Coffee House
Sat Aug 18 @ 6:00PM -
"The West: Singing its Story" A Fort Bayard Birthday Celebration - Fort Bayard New Deal Theater
Sat Aug 18 @ 6:30PM -
Reading Under the Stars -
Sat Aug 18 @ 7:00PM - 04:00PM
"Relationships in Revue" a Production of Music and Drama, - Silver City Woman's Club
Sat Aug 18 @ 7:00PM - 04:00PM
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre
Sun Aug 19 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Meet the Featured Artists of the Grant County Art Guild - Hearst Church Gallery