Art Obscura
Art Obscura
4.5
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Art Obscura is the one place to shop where you are guaranteed to find something out of the ordinary to call your own. Whether you're interested in art, antiques, collectibles, or even silver jewelry we've got something for you. By shopping At Art Obscura you'll be supporting local artists and stimulating the local economy. Shop local, shop Art Obscura.
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Katharine M
Cortlandt Manor, NY42 contributions
Couples
Obscura is a good name. Full of strange and interesting art. Far from the typical art galleries, it is worth a visit to widen your horizons!
Written March 24, 2018
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Sue-Rockstraw
Las Cruces, NM1 contribution
Friends
so glad I stopped in! It is full of fantastic art from so many talented individuals as well as antiques and good people.
Written January 11, 2015
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Joshua F
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States1 contribution
Solo
I highly recommend Art Obscura to anyone passing through or living in Las Cruces. Every time I visit there's some new antique or collectable with an interesting back story to ogle in this sparkling clean store. Make conversation with Deret, the owner, and he just might have something not on display you might like more. Better yet, he'll keep an eye out while he's looking for treasures for something just for yourself. With every visit he shows me something new that I want cause he knows what I'm into. In addition to vintage portion of his establishment there's the gallery/art aspect. The work is coming from locals and is often overlooked until now. Thanks to Art Obscura the next generation of artists from the area can shine.
Written January 8, 2015
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Five15
Sydney420 contributions
Couples
Went out of our way to visit this place as the online info says it was open, but on the door is says it is closed Monday-Wednesday. Meh... call ahead if you want to visit i reckon.
Written July 13, 2015
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Joey F
1 contribution
Friends
Each visit to Art Obscura I notice something I missed the last time: from electric landscape paintings to cheeky buttons and magnets, this store is FUN! The best part is the way the old and new are paired side by side: carefully curated collectibles from years past right next to the freshest, never-before-seen art made by emerging professional artists. When you go, don't forget to go upstairs for even more art and antiques!
Written December 28, 2014
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David S
Las Cruces, NM12 contributions
This engaging artspace/antique shop has become a staple of the local art community, with professional exhibitions of eclectic artworks on rotational display monthly. A wonderful place to find the perfect gift for picky friends and family. It's been made even more inviting with the addition of The Hood -- featuring collectible cars and motorcycles, art, objects, apparel, oddities, jewelry, memorabilia and more -- in the back of the building. Now there are two great reasons to visit!
Written February 25, 2020
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Karen G
Las Cruces, NM54 contributions
Family
Deret, the owner is a graduate from NMSU where he was an art major. He has created a wonderful space for upcoming and well known artists to show their work.
Written April 28, 2019
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Milonguero23
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States138 contributions
Friends
Yes, the Art Obscura Gallery is quirky! Yes, they showcase local artists in their two floors of gallery space. Yes, they always have something that evokes emotion or a memory if you hunt around in there enough. But, wait! They also host Poetry Slams every couple of months and have regular Art Openings with a Food Truck on site. You had better get on their Facebook page or you will be missing out. I love this gallery.
Written March 24, 2018
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Margaret D
Las Cruces, NM92 contributions
Sort of out of the way, maybe just not my taste- I was hoping to see more local art and antiques. Felt like college art really funky- maybe interesting to look at but not something I'd hang on the wall. Not many antiques at all.
Written November 14, 2016
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Dr_Nancy53
Las Cruces, NM26 contributions
Family
So many interesting things/art to explore packed into a small place. Some of the best stuff is upstairs, "hidden" away in a tiny room. Take your time with this one, folks.
Written June 2, 2016
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Art Obscura (Las Cruces) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Art Obscura is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM