‘El Paso’s Finest’ hosts local artwork from across the city – The Prospector


Jasmine Campoya

El Paso’s Finest is a small boutique in downtown El Paso filled with works by local artists and businesses.

El Paso is the art heart and home for local artists. From graphic designers to painters and photographers, located at 314 N. Mesa St., El Paso’s Finest is home to many talented people to sell art. El Paso’s Finest founder and local photographer Ruben Gómez opened the store in 2017.

“As an artist myself, I started at the farmer’s market and dealt with people who know more about business than art,” Gómez said. “I wanted to build something led by an artist, for artists.”

In early September, El Paso’s Finest celebrated its fifth year of supporting the local artist community. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday and encourages El Paso residents to come out and support our city’s creative community.

“I was interested in having my art shown somewhere,” said Vanessa Clark, graphic designer and mixed media artist. “As an artist, El Paso’s Finest gives me a bigger platform for the people of El Paso to learn about my art.”

Changing artists quarterly keeps El Paso’s Finest customers wanting more and expanding the collective of artists in the store. Items like postcards, prints, canvases, coasters and more are sold to add sparkle to your home or office.

“We have about five permanent artists in the shop,” Gómez said. “In addition to our permanent artists, we try to rotate other artists as much as possible and try to keep it fresh for our customers.”

In addition to amazing artwork, El Paso’s Finest also hosts small events downtown. The store hosts live painting sessions with the artists and invites the community to get to know the artists through these classes. It also offers many themed art exhibits for community involvement and for local residents to show their work to the city.

“As a store, we try to have a collective of artists to travel and do shows outside of town,” Gómez said. “We would like our artists to represent the store and represent our city elsewhere.”

For more information, follow them on Instagram at @shopepfinest and visit shopepfinest.com.

Jasmin Campoya is a staff photographer and can be reached at [email protected]

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