Creativity & Culture in Los Alamos
Creativity abounds in Los Alamos and White Rock and plays a major role in community life. Los Alamos is home to more than sixty organizations and educational programs dedicated to the arts and performing arts. Contact or visit one of the groups listed below for current events and activities.
Los Alamos has a unique culture of creativity. The same intellectual curiosity that drives scientific discovery and creativity has also produced a deep appreciation and involvement in cultural pursuits. Art, music, dance, theater, and lecture activities are accessible every day of the year. Art fairs, concerts, lectures, demonstrations, plays, recitals, parades, festivals, etc. are frequent. See calendar for events.
Whether you are at one of the many festivals held throughout the year, the fair and rodeo, a classical music concert, a dance performance, or one of the weekly outdoor concerts held during the summer in the center of town, you cannot miss the small-town comfort and ambience that permeates the local culture.
Los Alamos is a 45-minute drive to Santa Fe, a city with an international reputation for southwest culture, arts, and cuisine. We are within 45 miles of eight Native American Pueblos, which represent the bedrock of our layered history and culture. Los Alamos residents have the dual benefit of small town living coupled with close proximity to a diverse variety of cultural and entertainment possibilities.
Culture in Los Alamos
Los Alamos Arts Council
Sponsors seasonal Arts & Crafts Fairs, a spring Kite Festival, the Missoula Children’s Theater, Pumpkin Glow, Los Alamos Film Society, noon-time Brown Bag Performance Series evening programs and more.
Los Alamos Creative District
Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District spearheads activities and promotions that support the local creative economy, including producing engaging community events such as Los Alamos ScienceFest, the Day of Arts & Culture, Tuesdays at the Square summer entertainment series and more.
Fuller Lodge Art Center
Run by the Los Alamos Arts Council, the Fuller Lodge Art Center showcases and sells art by local and regional artisans in its gift shop, and produces crafts fairs, classes, and exhibits.
Los Alamos Little Theatre
Community theater at its best—from one-act plays to musical productions—featuring Los Alamos’ local talent, ages 6 to 96!
Los Alamos History Museum and Shop
Housed in an historic building, the museum features exhibits and books about the area’s geology, anthropology and history.
Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library
Designed by famed New Mexico architect Antoine Predock, the gallery features local artist exhibits and special programs.
Dance Arts Los Alamos
Features top dancers, including guest performers, as well as a winter production of “The Nutcracker” and a spring recital.
Los Alamos Concert Association
Bringing world-class artists to the local stage since 1947. Presents five concerts per season in the Los Alamos High School Duane Smith Auditorium.
Los Alamos Community Winds
A local wind ensemble comprised of both amateur and professional musicians of all ages and backgrounds from middle and high school students, to retirees.
Los Alamos Choral Society
The Los Alamos Choral Society has served the community of Los Alamos since December of 1944, singing delightful choral classics from every era.