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celebrate sunflowers, life, art and music
come to Mountainair, New Mexico, Saturday August 25, 2012

Mountainair Sunflower Festival

presented by the Manzano Mountain Arts Council in collaboration with all Mountainair

Art Alley Sunflowers, photo by Adolphine Carole

Attractions, Contact Information, Sunflowers Galore!


see Sunflower Festival page for additional information
about featured arts council events and activities

Juried Art & Crafts at the Dr Saul Community Center  

 Live music and entertainment in the Town Square (in front of Community Center)

Town Square Open Air Market
     Sunflower Art and activities about town
  • iCreate / MMAC hands on community art project to paint a mural (next to the P.O.); music outreach program players; children's arts and crafts activities.
  • Children's Sunflower Art (not yet confirmed but we hope appearing on display in store fronts all over town)
children's sunflower art, 2008 Mountainair Sunflower Festival
  • Sunflower displays in local storefront windows
  • Impromptu & unscheduled Sunflower Folk Art at various locations 
  • Mountain Arts on Broadway Open House: (not confirmed for 2012)
Sunflower Art Raffle

sunflower art raffle

Van of Enchantment (Salinas NPS Visitors Center)

Self-guided tours
    • strolling about town, Broadway-Main-Summit loops 
    • LeRoy's Simmon's Forge Art at Alpine Alley 
    • Gordon Mc Math's "critters" ~ folk art metal sculptures,  3rd St behind Shaffer Hotel
    • exploring the historic Shaffer Hotel, Pueblo Art Deco ceilings in the dining room, famous wild folk art cement gate, garden, gazebo and more.
    • driving out to Rancho Bonito to see more of Pop Shaffer's wild folk art
    • visiting the Salinas Pueblo Missions ruins at Abó, Quarai and Gran Quivira
Sunflower Hat Parade and Contest
Mountainair Farm & Garden Market, Sidewalk Sales on Broadway, Street Vendors and Yard Sales about town

Annual Library Booksale, on Town Square in front of Mountainair Community Library

 Earthsong / Ancient Arts on Broadway:JoAnn Dale, Pleasant Wright: pottery, jewelry, folk art, mixed media, fiber art

In Mountainair  everyone dons sunflowers for the Festival

For more information

Manzano Mountain Art Council

PO Box 534, Mountainair,
New Mexico 87036

Call (505) 847-2855

MMAC Contact page

  Sunflowers Galore!

Facts about sunflowers

What is the Mountainair Sunflower Festival? (essay) 

 sunflowers collection: art, culture, news, events, history & more

Dale Harris' sunflower pottery & poem, "Manzano Sunflowers"

Sunflower Festivals around the world

More Sunflower Poetry
Sunflower Quilts

Gallery of sunflowers in art & more

Gallery of Sunflower Hats

more sunflower images

sunflower links

...and visit Sunflower Festivals past but still going on in the blogospere

Attractions, Contact Information, Sunflowers Galore!

road to Mountainair NM

Just follow US 60 or NM 55 to the heart of New Mexico & you'll find us..

Sunflower © pages by  Vanessa (2000-2012)

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