Did you know that the Silver City CLAY Festival is part of the Southwest New Mexico Clay Arts Trail?
Last year, the trail was initiated with the assistance of a New Mexico Arts grant ultimately leading to 71 clay sites seeking to be a part of the trail.
Phase two of the Clay Trail development will begin shortly with the assistance of a second grant. A brochure will be designed to promote each location and guide people to the various clay sites. The 71 locations include artists’ studios, galleries, cooperatives, museums and other sites physically located in Grant, Catron, Hidalgo and Luna Counties where clay-related activity is a significant component of the enterprise.
The amount of clay related art, history, and production in Southwest New Mexico is quite staggering, resulting in a robust trail for those interested in traveling to each site. We are excited to see this project move forward and will be sure to keep you in the loop!
- The CLAY Team