Silver City Clay Festival

The Silver City CLAY Festival is the signature event for the Silver City Arts and Cultural District, and occurs in late July into early August. The week long festival celebrates clay in all forms at various venues in historic and friendly Silver City, NM. Festival offerings will showcase tile, pottery, adobe and natural building processes. Here’s a peek at what’s happening on the ground at this year’s festival:


  • CLAY Poker Tournament Fundraiser
  • Adobe & Stone Preservation Workshops
  • Tours featuring Mimbres Sites, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Syzygy Tile Factory, Mining
  • Ceramic workshops
  • Opening Night Gala and Exhibition
  • Lectures about Archaeology, Pueblo Cultures, Ceramics, Natural Building and More
  • Panel Discussion by Noted Southwest Archaeologists at Western New Mexico University
  • Various Clay-centric ½ Day Workshops
  • Free Yoga Sessions: Stay Grounded with Yoga
  • Free films
  • Juried Exhibitions in addition to other exhibitions around town
  • Activities for Children: CLAYground, Free Claymation Films, Re-Create History in Clay and More
  • Silver City Farmer’s Market Mud Pie Contest

For more details, visit CLAY Festival.