New Mexico School For The Arts Annual ArtSpring Performance And Fundraising Event Returns In-Person At New Campus


New Mexicans can raise their hand for the arts and help students make their creative mark on the universe. On May 21 at 5 p.m., New Mexico School for the Arts will hold its 12th annual ArtSpring event, consisting of a live student performance and benefit celebration, all taking place for the first time at the school’s new campus at the Santa Fe Railyard.

The live performance the first since 2019 – is the culmination of years of creative work from students representing all five major arts disciplines at NMSA: creative writing and literature, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. The evening will begin with a series of pop-up performances, and concludes with a locally-catered dinner.

“The students are thrilled! One thing the pandemic has made clear: sharing our artwork with people in person is truly elevating ,” said Karen Hean, Visual Arts Department Chair. “We are so looking forward to sharing our exhibit, & everything in tandem, with ArtSpring attendees; many visual artist seniors will be in attendance to offer greater insight into each personal project’s inspiration and process.”

Performance & Benefit Event
May 21 at 5pm; Tickets are $200 per person ($50 non-deductible).

Corporate and Individual sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Irene Loy, Annual Giving Director, at (505) 216-6888 x409.

Final Dress Rehearsal
May 20 from 2-4 p.m.

Family Performances
May 20 from 6-8 p.m. and May 22 from 2-4 p.m.: Tickets are $15 per person.

All performances take place at New Mexico School for the Arts (500 Montezuma Avenue), and tickets are available by calling (505) 216-7888 x403, or online at

About NMSA

Founded in 2010, New Mexico School for the Arts, based in the heart of Santa Fe, is the only four-year, statewide, tuition-free public high school serving young artists across New Mexico with a rigorous, award-winning dual-curriculum arts mastery training and academic program. The school’s academic program (and a small fraction of its arts program) are funded via the State Equalization Guarantee. The arts, outreach and residential programs are funded via private donations and foundation support.