BLM El Malpais NCA Art Walk!

 NEW and Exciting! After over a year and a half, we are moving the art walks to the 3rd Sunday of the Month. This will hopefully accomidate all our artists and friends and help keep our schedules stress free! Meet at the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center at 9:00 am. Then we will caravan to a different place within the National Conservation Area each Sunday, where all artistic minded folks can set up their easels, pull out a sketch book, or a camera and let nature inspire. There can be as little or as much walking involved as you wish. There might be artistic inspiration right in the parking area. Or you can join Ranger Jenn on a short walk for a stunning view. Total roundtrip milage each Sunday should not be more than about 1 and 1/2 miles. It's more about being outside creating art, than about hard core hiking.

Bring your own art supplies: paint, canvas, pencils, cameras, sketch books or what have you. We plan to finish by noon or 1 depending on weather and the feelings of the group. Artists are encouraged to linger if they wish.

Dress for changing weather, layered clothing, closed toe shoes, hat, sunscreen, water, and snacks.

 Please contact me [masked]) if you would like more details.  Or on the day of the walk, you can call The Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center at 505- 876-2783.  Hope you can join us! :)

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  • Daniel V.

    Great views and a fun group.

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Daniel V.

    Great! I had never been to that area before. Now I know another fine place to visit in New Mexico.

    June 16, 2013

  • Ranger J.

    We had tons of fun scrambling around sandstone formations and chatting. Oh and we created art too :)

    June 16, 2013

  • Berna

    Sorry, will get in next time.

    June 15, 2013

  • Ranger J.

    Hey Gang, it's Monday June 10th and we are going into Stage 2 for fire restrictions out here at El Malpais. We are still a go for our Art Walk this coming Sunday, But please remember to leave the pets at home, don't smoke outside your vehicle, and bring a good hat and sunglasses! Hopefully we can find a shady spot that will inspire and maybe we can create something special for Father's day! See you all at the Visitor Center on Sunday at 9:00 am. :)

    June 10, 2013

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