Las Cruces Saturday Market

Living on the west side of El Paso in the Upper Valley puts you within 30 minutes of Las Cruces.  I don’t know if its the water, the elevation or the fact that it’s in New Mexico but there’s a different vibe from El Paso there.  Every Saturday they have a market downtown where they show case local artists, farmers and crafts that stretches for about 4 blocks.  Its quite impressive.


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This past weekend they added chalk artists to the mix giving the boys something to look at other than boring plants, they were especially interested in this one:

Adventure Time!
Adventure Time!

the chalk artists occupied about half a block and they even had a section of a parking lot taped off so the kids could go and create their own drawings.

Chalk it up
Chalk it up

Of course our boys paid no attention to the taped area and drew on the side walk but in their defense there wasn’t much room left.  Since the street is blocked off it gives the vendors lots of room to set up on both sides of the street utilizing the center for walking and additional space if necessary.

walking


They have such wide variety of vendors and artists you never know what you’ll stumble across.  The local Humane Society even had a selection of dogs available for adoption.

Adopt me!
Adopt me!

We had originally went to look at the chalk artists but by noon many were still working on their pieces and we were ready for lunch.  We headed out for a quick bite and then off to  check out a British car show in old Mesilla.

Las Cruces Market on Flickr