Ruidoso Art Festival

Fine art, fabulous food and fun can be found at the premier Ruidoso Art Festival, a tradition for over 40 years! Explore over 120 artists from across the nation. Be awed by demonstrating artists…

Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce
46th Anniversary Ruidoso Art Festival July 21st-23rd, 2017

Located in Ruidoso New Mexico, the Annual Ruidoso Art Festival is becoming a very popular show for artists all around the country and a favorite for attendees. Set up at the Ruidoso Convention Center during the fourth weekend in July, you will meet over 100 of the nation’s most talented artists showcasing a broad spectrum of mediums including sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more! We are excited to announce that this year we have a variety of new artists participating in the show. In past shows we have had the privilege of featuring artists such as Michael Hurd, son of famed artists Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth and also, Gordon Snidow a world-renowned artist of Western Americana. Applications are available on and must be submitted by April 7, 2017. There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee. Jurying will begin April 14, 2017 and accepted artists will be notified by April 28, 2017.

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Take a look at the show. Click on the images for a larger view.

Friday: Noon-6pm Saturday: 10am-6pm Sunday: 11am-5pm
Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso, NM


The Ruidoso Art Festival features over 100 award-winning artists displaying work in a variety of fine art mediums including:
  • Acrylics / Oils
  • Fabric, Leather, and Weaving
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Metalwork
  • Mixed Media
  • Pastels, Pencil, and Pen & Ink
  • Photography
  • Porcelain and Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Watercolor
  • Woodwork
Admission Prices & Discounts

Admission is $6 for Adults, $1 for children under 10. Two Day Passes are available for $10 Three Day Passes for $15 Military Discount $4. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online in advance. CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket online.

2016 Art Show Winners

BEST IN SHOW – Kim Shaklee – Brighton, CO; BEST BOOTH – Shawn Cline – Hot Springs, SD
Acrylics/OilsKrystyna RobbinsEl Paso, TX; Metal – Gary ThompsonDripping Springs, TX; Jewelry – Molly MendenhallLos Lunas, NM; Mixed Media - Melvin Lewis – Mayhill, NM; PotteryMike Grafa – Austin, TX; Glass - Larry Hamilton – Winterville, GA; Fiber ArtSue Orchant – Albuquerque, NM; Woodworking – David & Carolyn Levy – Davis, CA; Sculpture – Kim Shaklee – Brighton, CO; Watercolor – Edith Maskey – Comfort, TX; Pastels, Pen, Pencil & Ink – Gary Bachers – New Boston, TX ; Photography – Jamie Rood – Austin, TX

First held in 1971 as an outdoor “tent” show, the Ruidoso Art Festival has evolved into an annual event which attracts thousands of art enthusiasts. Now an indoor event held at the Ruidoso Convention Center, artists arrive from around the United States to display a dazzling array of fine art. The Ruidoso Art Festival also features a Silent Auction to benefit the Chamber’s Special Project Fund which funds philanthropic endeavors in local communities.

Art lovers, from the serious collector to the first-time buyer, will be sure to discover treasures to complement any lifestyle or budget at the Ruidoso Art Festival.

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2012 Participating Artists Artist Comments Kim Shaklee Ruidoso Art Festival
Best In Show 2016

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