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.
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.
In addition to fine art, this year we have added wine tasting and craft beer to the festival. For an additional wine tasting fee, enjoy tastings at four New Mexico Wineries including Ruidoso’s own Noisy Water Winery, La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery, Heart of the Desert and Sheehan Winery. Lost Hiker Brewing will have craft beer for sale as well.