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Vivas Ventanas and Small Business Saturday Return

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership to Host Holiday Events

Las Cruces, NM–The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership is preparing for the holidays with upcoming events, Vivas Ventanas and Small Business Saturday for November 27. For the third year in a row, the community’s most requested event, DLCP Ventanas Vivas, will feature artwork from local artists in collaboration with Small Business Saturday for November 27.

This year, Ventanas Vivas, a nostalgia- inspired event, will feature an updated take on the mid-century downtown holiday window displays featuring artists: Domenic Altamirano, SABA, Noel Sandino, Araceli Solis, Julian R Medran Hunting, Coy Lowther, Lorenzo Braulio Zepeda and Alyssa Trujillo. These artists will be collaborating with 12 downtown businesses to exhibit holiday murals for the community of Las Cruces.

“Honestly I’m very happy to be a part of this,” said artist Domenic Altamirano, who will be participating for the third year in a row. “I’m excited to beautify the windows downtown and make it more cheery,” said Altamirano. “I know things have been rough with everything that’s going on, it’s nice to take people’s mind off it, make them smile, and contribute to the
community,” he said.

While Ventanas Vivas is a community event, it is also a competition and winners will be announced the week after Christmas. Judges will be from the DLCP board and Arts and Cultural District Coordinating Council. DLCP would also like to extend the offer to members of the public to participate as judges.

Artists have begun painting the downtown area and the final artwork will debut for Small Business Saturday, where DLCP will host a welcome station during the Las Cruces Farmer’s Market to provide information about Small Business Saturday. DLCP will be giving away swag, one per family, for anyone who brings a receipt dated for November 27 from any downtown business or farmer’s market vendor while supplies last.

Join DLCP, downtown Main Street, November 27 for local art, local business and local cheer.

For more information or to assist with judging email assistant@dlcp.org.

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