Local Events

Local tourist information and events.

The October 7 Benefit Auction and Gala planned by the Silver City Rotary Club in partnership with First American Bank has been gaining support from a number of organizations. In addition to the primary sponsorship by First American Bank, lead sponsors now include Freeport McMoran, Holland America Lines, WNM Communications and the Silver City Daily Press. In addition, Gila Regional Medical Center has become a major sponsor.

A number of local restaurants have agreed to serve as Restaurant Sponsors. They will each provide samples of their signature dishes to Auction attendees. The list currently includes Diane’s Restaurant, Shevek’s Casuals Oh My!, Bear Mountain Lodge, and Vicki’s Eatery.

Join us for the unveiling of an art installation of origami books on Monday August 21st at 2 pm.

Take a bite out of downtown Silver City on Labor Day weekend, as chefs serve up their culinary delights! Walk around downtown on Saturday, September 2 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and get delightful tastes from fourteen eateries plus free drinks. This annual event benefits the Silver City MainStreet program.

This year we have fourteen eateries plus free drinks for ticket holders are also included and will be available at the Taste of Downtown headquarters in front of the Market Café. This event was planned in collaboration with the Southwest Print Fiesta. The Print Fiesta is not having food vendors this year, so the Taste of Downtown is a perfect compliment to the Fiesta. Enjoy the Print Fiesta and have a fun lunchtime with great tastes from downtown eateries.

The 2nd Annual Southwest Print Fiesta! is nearly upon us! This unique event will be held on Labor Day weekend, September 1-3, in historic downtown Silver City. One of the main draws of the event is the Silver Steamroller Street Printing.

The Mimbres Region Arts Council extended an invitation to artists and artist teams to carve a large scale, 36" x 36", lino block for printing via a 3,000 pound steamroller. The popularity of this event definitely increased from last year, as over 20 applications were received. Through a selective screening process, 5 finalists were chosen as this year's Silver Steamroller Street Printing artists. Keep reading for a brief introduction of these amazing artists.

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word begins September 29th.

hearst church rsThe Historic Hearst Church has been the home for the Grant County Art Guild’s Pinos Altos Art Gallery for many years. The building is rich in history and to visit it will be a delightful bonus for those who come there to see the Guild’s 32nd Annual Purchase Prize Show.The Grant County Art Guild's 32nd Annual Purchase Prize Award Exhibit draws entries from artists across the state of New Mexico. From the exceptional entries that have been juried into the show, it appears to be one of the best in recent years! The public is cordially invited to the opening reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, at the Guild's Pinos Altos Art Gallery, 14 Golden Avenue, Pinos Altos, New Mexico. This is always a grand event that draws the art community together to see who takes home the ribbons and the big cash prizes.

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is a perfect combination on Red Dot Art Fest Weekends.
red dot 2 rsThe Pinos Altos Gallery delights visitors
with a special Red Dot Art Show.
October is the month to honor art and artists across Silver City and the outlying area artists, too. The Silver City Art Associations's big Red Dot Artfest weekends are October 7, 8 and 9 and October 13, 14 and 15. There is food, fun and fashion planned and, of course art, art and more art. The exciting Red Dot weekends are a favorite of locals and visitors alike!

During the first weekend, October 7, 8, 9, there will be galleries open with special shows, receptions and exhibitions. Music will be in the galleries and on the streets, with fun in the air and tasty snacks everywhere. Add this all together with the spectacular art of Silver City and it is a great way to celebrate and enjoy all that this unique community has to offer. Among the special events will be a paint out for plein air painters, with prizes and sales opportunities. The grand event of the three days is the Art Couture Fashion Show on October 8 in the Seedboat courtyard. This was the biggest event of the 2016 Red Dot Artfest and it is where fashion and art combine in the most exciting way. The Art Couture fashion show was standing-room only last year, so best get your tickets early !

The Bush Valley Craft Club, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit club, will hold its Annual Christmas Bazaar for 2017 on Saturday, September 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Alpine Community Center located next to the Alpine Library off Highway 180, in Alpine, AZ. Based in Alpine, AZ, residents and summer visitors meet each Monday during the summer to make handmade items for their Labor Day Sale. Club members have been creating all types of beautiful and interesting items for this annual event. In addition to the craft sale, there will also be their much-anticipated bake sale with lots of homemade treats.

The club's traditional Quilt Raffle will feature a beautiful quilt titled, "All about Alpine". Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Other raffle items will be available during the sale. The raffle drawings will take place on Sunday, September 3rd at 2:00 p.m. and the winning ticket holder need not be present to win.

The Annual Christmas Bazaar is a much anticipated yearly event. All proceeds from the bazaar go back into the Alpine community and the surrounding areas. Last year the club donated $7,000.00 to worthy causes in the area.

The Bush Valley Craft Club invites all residents and visitors to attend its sale and purchase quality gifts for Christmas, socialize with their friends, and help support our communities.

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