El Malpais NCA Art Walks!









Hey Gang, Watch the calendar closely. I work every other Sunday, and when there is a Month with 5 Sundays (like March had) it can screw up the scheduled third Sunday Art Walks. So... For May and June it will be on the Second Sunday. July and August the 3rd. Back to Second Sunday for the fall, and returning to the 3rd for December. Everyone confused? Good! ;) Let's all have a stress free morning of art and photography! The BLM at El Malpais National Conservation Area have been offering monthly art themed nature walks for over two years. We get many enthusiastic artists, painters, sketchers and photographers out to gain a bit of inspiration. This Meetup is also announced on the New Mexico outdoor photography page and the Arts New Mexico page.

We will meet at the North West 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, or pull out their cameras 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 round trip mileage each Sunday should not be more than about 1 and 1/2 miles. It's more about being outside getting creative, than about hard core hiking. However, if the weather is really bad, we can find inspiration looking out the warm sunlit windows of the Visitor Center.

Bring your own art supplies: paint, canvas, pencils, cameras, or sketch books. 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, gloves, sunscreen, water, and snacks.

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

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  • Mike T.

    Hey everyone sorry I missed the group, but I took some good pictures, will be sending soon.

    July 21

    • Ranger J.

      Sorry we missed you Mike. Were you the one who went to the Ranger Station instead?

      July 21

  • Duane M.

    The El Malpais NCA is always beautiful and unique!

    1 · July 21

  • Ranger J.

    Fantastic! It was a bit muggy and we were sweating more than normal, but it was worth it! Can't wait to see everyone's photos. :)

    July 20

  • Duane M.

    Hello Ranger Jenn! Glad to be attending again. See you Sunday!

    1 · July 18

  • Kim R.

    sorry have to work

    July 14

  • Mike T.

    Yes, I will be there with my camera.
    Still want to go on the night hike to the arch.

    2 · July 14

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