“Skywatcher in Placitas”

Outreach to the Community

Concerts and Art Exhibits at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Highway 165, Placitas NM Directions 2 pm - Visual Artists Reception 3 pm - Concert Please check individual concert details as dates and times may be subject to change

The Placitas Artists Series (PAS) Outreach Programs traditionally provide to the stu-

dents, administrators and other adults of Sandoval County a variety of programs

including live music, theater and dance. Our mission is to expand awareness of the

wider world of the Arts and to extend our presence in communities, schools and

senior facilities outside of Placitas.

During the early months of the 2021/2022 season, live performances were streamed

and made accessible with links emailed to ticket holders for viewing on their com-

puters. Seeing this platform as an opportunity to extend our Community Outreach

Program, PAS applied for a grant through the NM Arts for American Rescue Plan to

provide live-streamed chamber music programs of the highest quality to many indi-

viduals who are unable to negotiate a concert hall, such as residents of assisted

living facilities and other home-bound persons. PAS continues to offer a limited

number of free concert tickets through Senior/Community Centers in Sandoval

County, and the grant funds will enable PAS Outreach Volunteers to provide sup-

port for online viewing to seniors in the event that live performances are once

again suspended due to health concerns.

The Placitas Artists Series (PAS) Outreach Programs normally scheduled in public

schools and libraries have been halted since the COVID restrictions were in place. It

is our hope that we will be able to collaborate with these institutions again in the

current season so that younger patrons can enjoy the educational programs which

we help to promote.

Students in grades K-12 are always admitted to in-person concerts free of charge

when accompanied by a paying adult. All those with a valid student I.D. receive a

discount to attend live concerts. It is our pleasure to introduce young people to the

joys of live music.

The Placitas Artists Series is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. This project made possible in part by  New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. © Placitas Artists Series 2001-2023