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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
50th Anniversary of the Ruidoso Art Festival

July 30, 31 and August 1, 2021

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 late 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 Gordon Snidow, a world-renowned artist of Western Americana.

We’re excited to announce that starting this year we will be featuring a handful of New Mexico wineries to offer wine tastings during your visit at the Ruidoso Art Festival! CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets to the Festival. When choosing your ticket type, please notice that there are options for wine tasting or non wine tasting tickets. With your wine tasting ticket you will receive a free wine glass and free tastings at each vendor!

Applications are available on and must be submitted by April 5, 2021. There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee. Jurying will begin April 12, 2021 and accepted artists will be notified by May 10, 2021.

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
  • Fiber Arts
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Metalwork
  • Mixed Media
  • Pastels, Pen, Pencil & 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 for wine tasting are an additional $10 and include a wine glass and free wine tastings at the participating wineries. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online in advance. CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket online.

2019 Art Show Winners

Photography –Steve Riley; Sculpture – Rita Marie Ross; Glass – Lisa Magnano-Craig; Jewelry – Virginia Fox; Metal – Cassidy Watt; Wood – Mark McAlister; Mixed Media – Blanche Cavarretta; Porcelain and Pottery – Alan Miner; Watercolor – Michael McCullough; Fiber Arts – Nancy Pierce; Acrylics/Oils – Brenda Peo; Pastels, Pen, Pencil & Ink – Candy Mayer

Best in Show – Kim Obrzut

Best in Booth – Robert Shields


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.