50th Annual Ruidoso Art Festival Coming July 30th

Join us at the Ruidoso Art Festival as the event celebrates 50 years of showcasing artists’ work in the cool pines of Ruidoso. The Art Festival will be held at the Ruidoso Convention Center on July 30th, 31st, and August 1st. Tickets are required for the event and can be purchased online or at the door.

Schedule of Events
Friday: 12 PM – 6 PM | Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM | Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM

Admission Pricing
Adults: $6 | Children under 10 years: $1 | Military Discount: $4
Two Day Passes: $10 | Three Day Passes: $15
Wine tasting tickets are available for an additional $10


The first Ruidoso Art Festival was held in 1971 as an outdoor tent show, and has since evolved into a much-beloved annual event attracting thousands of art enthusiasts from across the country. The Ruidoso Convention Center now hosts the event to showcase the hundreds of fine art pieces brought to the festival. Whether you’re a first time buyer or seasoned collector, there is sure to be pieces available that fit your style and budget. Discovering your next treasure is part of the fun!

What to Expect

Guests will be able to meet over 100 talented artists as they showcase their work. With a variety of mediums on display, including ceramics, acrylics, photography, jewelry, glass, and much more, there are no limits to the unique artwork visitors will discover. The 50th anniversary of the festival will bring new artists and, for the first time, the event will include a selection of New Mexico wineries and craft breweries offering tastings during the weekend. If you would like to enjoy tastings during the event, please purchase the appropriate ticket option. Wine tasting tickets also include a free wine glass and free tastings at each vendor.

The Ruidoso Art Festival also features a Silent Auction to benefit the Chamber’s Special Project Fund which funds philanthropic endeavors in local communities.

Stay In the Loop

Visit the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce website to view more information about the Ruidoso Art Festival and purchase tickets in advance. Don’t forget to view our calendar of events so you don’t miss anything else that’s happening around town this weekend, and take advantage of our Official Ruidoso Visitor Guide and website directory to find where to eat, drink, and stay while you’re here.

We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Ruidoso!