Sunflower Festival

DRAFT Sunflower poster 2017



FREE Community event at Mountain Arts on Broadway Center, and at the Dr. Saul Center in downtown Mountainair.

Live Entertainment with Folk City Hipsters, The WesternHers and Sauvecito.

Arts & Crafts • Sunflower Hat Contest • Juried Art Show • Children’s Activities • Food Vendors • Art Raffle

The event is free and sponsored by the Manzano Mountain Art Council, supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Manzano Mountain Art Council presents

Mountain Arts on Broadway — 101 E. Broadway
Opening reception Friday August 25   5:00-8:00 
Wine  •  Music  •  Refreshments 
Show runs from August 25 - September 30

The Manzano Mountain Art Council Invites you to celebrate the opening of the 22 Years of Enchantment Art Show featuring artists from across the state.

Award winning New Mexico Black’s Smuggler Winery will serve a variety of their wines and New Mexico beers. Enjoy the music of jazz group Nervous Nation. Light refreshments will be served.

You must be 21 and over to attend. 

All proceeds will benefit the Manzano Mountain Art Council (MMAC) Building Fund.

$10 per member • $15 per nonmember
$5 for music and light refreshments only.

A large show of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, wood works, mosaics, tin work, multimedia, weaving, quilting, jewelry, and photography.

Featuring artists: Bonnie Worker, Addie Draper, Lorenzo Romero, Heather Davis, Jim Rodgers, Ray Darnell, Rebecca Anthony, Dianne Doan, Brenda Cain, Nadine Berg, John French, Linda Henneman, David Demsich, Tomas Wolff, Dee Melaragno, Meg Greene Malvasi, Lore Wills, Darlene Ryer, Rudy Cavalier, Kevin Suarez, Greg Attaway, Roy Taylor, William Riley and Anne Ravenstone. Visiting Judge: Kaline Carter from the  COLLECTOR'S GUIDE

Artists & Vendors


If you have not already applied for 2017, we hope you will participate in the 2018 Festival.

Accommodations — Make a weekend of it!
Come for the Sunflower Festival and stay for the weekend at one our comfortable accommodations listed below. Mountainair offers the best access to the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, consisting of ruins at three sites: Quarai, Abó, and Gran Quivira. Because of its proximity to these ruins, Mountainair is known as the “Gateway to Ancient Cities.” Also, visit our interesting shops and restaurants and enjoy a stroll through town to see our community murals featured in the Walking Tour Brochure.

Turner Inn & RV Park (Pet Friendly)
This independently, American owned motel and RV park is situated at the east end of Mountainair and offers a friendly and inviting atmosphere at affordable prices. Rooms come with refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, DirecTV, WiFi, and free long-distance phone.  An on-site patio area with BBQ, a laundry facility, and a hospitality/exercise room are available for guest use. The RV park comes with full hook-ups, free WiFi, and a shower house. Tent campers are welcome. Big rig parking is available. Reservations and Rates: 505-847-0248.

Casa Manzano Bed & Breakfast
Casa Manzano Bed & Breakfast is located on a foothill overlooking the Manzano Mountains. Accommodations open onto a central garden courtyard. The design synthesizes environmentally sound construction, traditional Southwest materials, and innovative contemporary features. Owner Guy Seiler will happily welcome you to his lovely retreat. Reservations and Rates: 505-384-9767.

Two Ponyz Ranch

Two Ponyz Ranch is a spacious 40-acre ranch adjacent to the Cibola National Forest. Situated among plentiful piñon and juniper on red-colored land that rolls and climbs towards the Manzano Mountains, Two Ponyz offers a real taste of New Mexico’s best — brilliant blue skies along with mountain and mesa views that stretch for miles. The guest house features a kiva fireplace, heated stone floors, jetted tub, FREE WiFi and FREE Dish TV. There is also a stable, should you want to bring along your horses. Check the website for special offers. Reservations and Rates: 505-847-0245.

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