February 10, 2012
New Mexico: Fiber Arts Trails Website
New Mexico Arts has launched a new website for its New Mexico Fiber Arts Trails program. The site showcases three trails (the North Central, Northwest and Southern loops), each of which offers a distinctive blend of fiber arts, New Mexico history, cultural amenities and natural attractions. The site has been enhanced with a Google Maps itinerary planning tool for visitors as well as a resources section that offers information and tips for artists and arts enterprises. The site also includes an endorsement and welcome from Governor Susana Martinez.
A collaboration between New Mexico Arts and a grass-roots network of fiber artists, the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trails celebrate diverse lifestyles and landscapes across the state. The trails attract visitors to the communities in which fiber artists live and work, promoting the state’s diverse cultural traditions and demonstrating the power of creative entrepreneurs to support sustainable economic development, especially in rural areas. To find out more, contact New Mexico Arts Executive Director Loie Fecteau.
In this Issue
Executive Director's Column
State to State
- New Mexico: Fiber Arts Trails Website
- West Virginia: Partnership with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation
- Connecticut: Arts-Based Place Making Grants