Located within the walls of The Historic Shaffer Hotel, La Galeria @ The Shaffer is an extraordinary gallery space. The Hotel was first built in 1923 by Clem Shaffer who migrated to Mountainair, NM from Indiana in the early 1900s. The hotel has its own history that tells of the depression era, the drought that brought the pinto bean industry to its knees and the variety of businesses that have occupied its space.
In June of 2019, The Shaffer Hotel and Dining Room reopened after being closed for three years. Linda Marie and Rebecca Anthony jumped at the opportunity to open a classic gallery in the West end of the Hotel. Six local professional artists currently are displaying and selling their artwork. Rebecca Anthony (Art on the Gray Hill) and Linda Marie (Fine Art by Linda Marie) are both New Mexico True Certified Artists.
La Galeria offers art classes and workshops hosted at La Galeria or inside the Shaffer Hotel.
The location and the talent surprises many visitors. The question often asked is, "What draws so many artists to Mountainair?" There is something very special here and we encourage visitors to experience it for themselves. We like to compare La Galeria to a gem in the high desert.
Our hours are Thursday through Monday from 10 am to 5 pm.