We Believe

Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. Research has shown art affects the fundamental sense of self. Painting, sculpture, music, literature and the other arts are often considered to be the repository of a society's collective memory.


We believe in the strength of developing relationships and community partners. Creative Carlsbad assists in the coordination, and promotion of Carlsbad Museum & Art Center's Movies/Concerts in the Park Series at Halagueno Arts Park. We also offer our services to the City of Carlsbad, as well as local creative enterprises by way of social media promotion and design.


Creative Carlsbad partners with New Mexico School for the Arts each spring and summer, bringing our youth a variety of workshop opportunities. These free workshops include: visual arts, performance arts, dance, and creative writing.

Mural Project

Together, with the Pearl of the Pecos ACD, Carlsbad MainStreet, Keep Carlsbad Beautiful and the City of Carlsbad's Fine art Acquisition & Vetting Committee, a downtown mural project is underway, including the painting of electrical boxes. This project is not only beautifying the district, but is also stimulating the local artist community by way of employing Carlsbad's very own talent.


Each month, Creative Carlsbad hosts an opportunity for our members and fellow art enthusiasts at different venues around town, showcasing local businesses and organizations, as well as offering a forum for those who attend to announce their latest projects and/or events. Meetings are posted on our community calendar each month.

Platform for Artists

Creative Carlsbad and the Pearl of the Pecos have teamed up to offer local artists a space to demonstrate their art as well as sell at the Carlsbad MainStreet Farmers' Market. Each week, a new artist is featured as the, "Creative of the Week". The Artist Gallery has featured many of their artists during these weekly exhibitions throughout the summer.

Creative Carlsbad projects