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New Mexico MainStreet Releases Emerging Communities Application

By | Communications/Media Specialist
October 30th, 2015 | Category: General

New Mexico MainStreet has opened the application process for new “Emerging Communities” to enter into the MainStreet Program. The Program is looking for communities with historic and traditional downtowns that want to pursue economic redevelopment and revitalization restoring economic vitality to their core commercial districts. The application process is a self-assessment process that should be undertaken… READ MORE

Lea Community Foundation for the Arts to Host Halloweekend at the Lea Theatre in Lovington

By | Communications/Media Specialist
October 29th, 2015 | Category: General, Historic Theater Initiative

Lea Community Foundation for the Arts (LFCA) announces the much-anticipated re-opening of the Historic Lea Theatre in downtown Lovington. The first official movie showing will be Friday, October 30 at 7 pm. LCFA will be hosting “Halloweekend” in conjunction with Lovington MainStreet’s Halloween On the Plaza event. During this time, the Lea Theatre will feature the… READ MORE

Halagueno Arts Park officially open!

By | Organization Program Associate
July 6th, 2015 | Category: General

Carlsbad’s Halagueno Arts Park held its grand opening gala Tuesday, July 2, after months of construction, partially funded by an $80,000 New Mexico MainStreet Capital Outlay Grant. This grant served as a catalyst for the project and was leveraged to attain another $155,000 from the City of Carlsbad for construction and improvements to the Park.… READ MORE

Los Alamos – Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op

By | Promotions PA

<<<<UPDATE – The Grand Opening has been postponed to May 29>>>>   Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op began with a simple idea: create a brewery and taproom in Los Alamos as a place for the community to gather and enjoy great, locally brewed beer. We wanted to create a place for the members of the Los Alamos… READ MORE

National Conference in Atlanta – Can Preservation and Creativity Coexist.

By | Design PA
April 29th, 2015 | Category: General

Creativity and Preservation can certainly exist we all know this and have seen examples. They both can also be odd fellows and cause a certain amount of friction when mixed together. Sometimes the unthinkable (altering or removing historic fabric) can lead to the greater good for a historic building. While in Atlanta I had the… READ MORE

ATL + NMSC = A Great Experience

By | Organization Program Associate
April 21st, 2015 | Category: General

Every National Main Streets Conference provides you with something new. New educational courses to enhance the work we conduct in our local communities. New city landmarks, museums, theaters, restaurants, historic buildings, and parks to visit. And ATL was no different. There were a variety of highlights for me, in both what I learned in the conference… READ MORE

Atlanta National Conference – A Multitude of Choices

By | NMMS Organization Program Associate
April 20th, 2015 | Category: General, Home page, Organization

  The 2015 National Main Street Conference in Atlanta ranks among my favorites in recent years – so many choices, yet so little time.  From the opening session to the closing plenary, the conference was first rate.  Those who attended couldn’t help but be awed by the grandeur of the historic Fox Theater, delighted by the diverse… READ MORE

NMMS Impacts – The Numbers and Beyond

By | Promotions PA
February 25th, 2015 | Category: General

New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) will celebrate our 30th Anniversary this year.  As we look toward this milestone, we reflect on how this program has touched the many communities that have been part of NMMS. The Economic Impact Analysis showed us that significant funds have been invested into properties and businesses and that jobs have been… READ MORE

Serf Theater

By | Promotions PA
January 15th, 2015 | Category: General

The historic Serf Theater Hall (the name is an acronym of the names of the original owner’s children) in Las Vegas, NM was built in 1937 and operated for decades as a successful entertainment venue before closing in the 2000s. Recently, local business owners Charlotte and Jonathan Moore purchased the building block and renovated the theater,… READ MORE

New Arts & Cultural Districts

By | Historic & Cultural Projects PA
January 6th, 2015 | Category: Arts & Cultural Districts, General

Artesia, Gallup and Mora are the newest members of the select New Mexico Arts & Cultural Districts family, having been selected through a competitive process in early 2014. The new districts bring the state’s group total to nine. The Arts & Cultural Districts program was established by the Legislature in 2007 as a comprehensive economic… READ MORE

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