A town of only 10,000 residents, but with more than 50 galleries and art spaces, Silver City offers visitors a wealth of unique cultural experiences. Nestled in the foothills of the Gila National Forest in Southwestern New Mexico, Silver City is home to a vibrant arts scene—featuring painters, potters, print makers, weavers, glass blowers, and jewelry makers, among others. In addition to arts and crafts, the town boasts a thriving community theater and live music calendar at a wide variety of venues - from Western New Mexico University to the Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House. The outdoors beckons with excellent hiking, trail running, biking (both road and mountain), ancient monuments and natural attractions. Nearby hot springs, rivers, lakes, forests, canyons and buttes make Silver City and Grant County an adventure destination for all ages. Our annual festivals run to the dozens, from clay to blues and everything in between.