Arts & Culture
Home to New Mexico’s first Smithsonian Institution Affiliate museum Hubbard Museum of the American West is a monument to times and places that are not quite as far off as you may think. It is a place where visitors can experience the West and three area cultures – Native American, Hispanic and Pioneer. The museum’s 10,000 […]
Ruidoso’s oldest building, Dowlin Mill, is one of those landmarks that visitors to Ruidoso remember long after leaving. The iconic large-scale water wheel that greets visitors is one of the only remaining operable water wheels in the Southwest. The Old Dowlin Mill still turns the massive stones used to grind wheat to this day. The building itself […]
Everything you ever wanted to know about Lincoln County’s most famous bear. Kids love the full-size talking bear. You can view a short documentary in the small theater. It details the rescue of the bear cub found in a 17,000-acre forest fire in the Capitan Mountains. Smokey the Bear is buried in the park next […]
The seven-story landmark architecture of Antoine Predock is worth the photo alone, but inside there are four major installations by Seattle glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. In addition, the Spencer Theater also has a live touring performance approximately every 11 days year-round. Open Tuesday and Thursday (except show dates) for guided tours. Admission is free, but […]
Visit this log cabin to view DJ and Kelly’s designer collection of Native American jewelry in 14K gold and sterling, precious and semiprecious gemstones; specializing in quality domestic turquoise. Regular Hours Mon – Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sun Closed
They specialize in one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, fine arts, sculptures, pottery, and they’re the preferred dealer of Mill Creek and Big Sky brands! Come browse their store and find that unique gift for that special someone! They pride themselves in offering the most unique products available in the region, and bring the best of ‘small town’ […]
Located in one of New Mexico’s most beautiful gardens, Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery features paintings, sculpture, and jewelry by resident artist Alice Seely. In addition, the gallery features folk art, ceramics, clothing, and textiles from around the world. www.hondoirisfarm.com
Vicki Conley has been making pottery in Ruidoso Downs for over 25 years. She does a variety of work including functional stoneware, decorative Roku, and horsehair pottery. In addition, the gallery carries work by several area artists including Anita Keegan, Shirley Lall, Virgil Stephens and Nancy Phillips.
Since 1972, the Tanner Family has worked directly with the Native People to bring their art and jewelry to the marketplace. The tradition continues here in Ruidoso with Lynn Tanner, a fifth generation Indian trader and his wife, Kathy Dawn.