The Arts Council's first public art project was the colorful Las Palomas Fountain ceramic sculpture on Main Street. It celebrates our hot springs mineral water and historic surroundings through a multi faceted fountain and canal system. The Arts Council's inception was to facilitate the U.S. Department of Transportation's funds designated to build public artwork in each of the county seats along both interstate highways in New Mexico.The Cultural Corridors Project placed art projects along the El Camino Real Corridor along I-25 and I-40, the old Route 66, to commemorate Transportation.
Local renowned Recycled Art artist R. Wm. Winkler created Joy, a steer made from steel and wood. The Arts Council partnered with the City of Truth or Consequences and a local bank to place the sculpture in downtown T or C.
Jeff Barbour, also a local Recycled Art artist, designed a large-scale steel sculpture he calls Reed Rocket. The Arts Council partnered with the City of Truth or Consequences and Main Street Organization to place this sculpture in the City's new Art Park on Main Street in downtown T or C.