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Animas River Arts & Entertainment (ARAE) has produced their signature event, the wildly successful Blues & Brews Fest, in Aztec, New Mexico for 7 years!

NOW— IN 2013 —

ARAE IS ANSWERING YOUR WISHES FOR MORE QUALITY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS RIGHT WHERE YOU LIVE!

New 2013 Headline Events include:

Boots & Brews- A Country Music Festival – Saturday, September 7
Get Yer Boots On! – An Adults Only Kick-Off Event- Friday, September 6
Rev It UP!- A New Adults Only Kick-Off Event for Blues Fest on July 12
Young @ Art!- H.S. 11th & 12th Grade Students Competition & Exhibition- April 27

If you don’t know ARAE--
ARAE is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to producing quality art, music and literary events that benefit communities on many levels.

Our Mission Statement:

Animas River Arts & Entertainment produces quality arts
& entertainment events in rural Western communities to:
♦ enhance and increase attendees’ cultural
experiences, and
♦ fund the development and production of fine
and performing arts workshops and events for
high school students, and
♦ proactively contribute to the economic
development of those communities.

Entertainment

Rural Western America offers a wide variety of recreation options and
ARAE seeks to do the same by offering arts & entertainment options to
those of us who live here and our visitors.

ARAE offers indoor and outdoor events featuring music, art, books and
poetry… and often a unique blend of them all in any one event!

The intimate scale of our events provides attendees with the opportunity to meet performers, artists, authors, etc.

We strive to produce a quality experience for our guests from ticket purchase to event departure.

Education

ARAE events often include workshops for musicians, writers, poets and artists.
Topics range from the techniques of each craft to developing your craft into a successful business.

In addition, ARAE has established a scholarship program for students accepted into a post-secondary fine arts or performing arts program.

Economic

ARAE events support economic development in several ways.

ARAE and our vendors purchase local goods and services for the preparation and production of events.

ARAE contracts with area artists and food vendors to show and sell their
products at our events.

Event attendees purchase motel rooms, fuel, food and other goods & services when attending ARAE events.

Event attendees identify host communities as arts & entertainment destinations. This encourages additional tourism.

Business owners seeking to relocate existing enterprises or start new ones
frequently list a vibrant cultural life as a desired location characteristic. ARAE events positively contribute to that factor.