The Las Cruces Space Festival presents “Dawn of Discovery”, a multi-media exhibit of artwork inspired by the Universe and the excitement of space exploration. We are looking for artists working in all mediums to submit their work for consideration- from oil on canvas, sculptures, video, performance and more!
The Las Cruces Space Festival (LCSF) is an annual celebration of space: past, present and future. As part of the Festival, March 30- April 4 2020, we will be hosting an exhibit of space-themed artwork: “Dawn of Discovery” at the Bank of the West, next to the Plaza de Las Cruces. this location is central to all our events at the Festival and offers an abundance of space for artists to fill.
Our 2019 art exhibit ‘Our Place in Space’ was seen by 3,000 people and attracted international interest thanks to our partnership with the European Space Agency. LCSF also works in partnership with space companies such as NASA, Jacobs, Spaceport America, Virgin Galactic and many influential businesses in Las Cruces.
Submissions are due by March 10th. Please email artwork submissions as JPEG files to: LCSpaceFestival@gmail.com along with links to websites/ social media pages, dimensions of the piece and display instructions. If your work is 3D, please send several images showing multiple angles of your piece. A panel of curators will be choosing the artwork that will be displayed at the Bank of the West during the Festival week. Artists will be notified by March 15th if their work has been selected for the exhibit. Artwork installation will take place at the exhibition location on March 26 and 27.
Further information about the 2020 Las Cruces Space Festival’s space-themed art exhibit and other events can be found on our event page.
The Festival mission is ‘Making Space for Everyone’. The Festival is free to participate in, and open to all, with the cost of activities, presentations, displays, and exhibits all covered by sponsors. We work with many partner organizations across the community – ranging from the public schools, local universities and colleges, space industry, arts, and cultural groups, and many others – to provide an event for people of all ages and interests.
We are looking for new partners and sponsors for the Festival so we can continue to make our events free and open to all. More details on sponsorship packages can be found here.
Cover image by Scott Weaver