Mountain Arts Activities in Mountainair

Looking for something to do in the Mountainair area in September? Mountain Arts on Broadway holds ongoing classes at the Art Center at 122 East Broadway Ave. (aka US Rt. 60 and Ross Ave.) in Mountainair. Here’s the list for this month.

Yoga Classes- 9:30 to 11 am and 4:30-6:00 pm by Ellen Ashbrook, Physical Therapist and Yoga Teacher.
The month of September is for make-up and drop-ins – for those regularly enrolled who might have missed a class or two and for anyone else who wishes to come! Cost is $5.

Speak Spanish- Eat Lunch (Habla Espanol-Almuerza)- 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Bring your own lunch. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. For more information, contact Tomas Wolff: or 505-847-2444.

ICreate Free Summer Music Classes (Adult and Children). 4:30. Call Kay (847-2301) or Lenora (847-847-2419)

Open Studio- Clay and Mosaics-10 am to 1 pm. Tomás Wolff (505-847-2444) conducts this class. $10 for art council members, $15 per class for nonmembers.

Community Garden- 9:00-11:00

Mountain Arts on Broadway is a project of the nonprofit Manzano Mountain Art Council,, and is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information contact Art Center Director Kent Potter at 847-0295 or


De Profundis Concert at Quarai Monument

Once again, the de Profundis annual concert at Quarai on Sunday, September 15 opens the twentieth season of de Profundis concerts. The theme for this year’s concert is “Homeward: Songs of Longing and Return.” Quarai is a unique space – a 17th century Spanish mission church, abandoned in the 1670s – part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. The monument is one of the three “salt missions” on the Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway. The top part of the church is open, and yet the acoustics in the stone walls are wonderful.

The concert starts at 3:00 pm and is free of charge. Arrive early with your picnic lunch – and make sure to make time before or after the concert to tour the grounds of Quarai. And don’t forget your water, head cover, and sunscreen!

The Quarai Mission Ruins of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument are located north of Mountainair on NM55 and south of Tijeras on NM55. Rain location is the Mountainair Elementary School Gym.

For more information about de Profundis, their music, and concert schedule, go to