Albuquerque Public Art

Albuquerque Public Art ABQ Public Art aids in supporting Albuquerque's creative economy, while enhancing the urban environments the City has to offer.

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We are so lucky; can't wait to display this amazing work as part of the city's public art collection!
07/30/2021

We are so lucky; can't wait to display this amazing work as part of the city's public art collection!

We had a blast at the Opening Reception for All Black and White, The Balloon Museum's newest exhibit.If you missed it, d...
07/30/2021

We had a blast at the Opening Reception for All Black and White, The Balloon Museum's newest exhibit.
If you missed it, don't worry, the show will stay up through the summer of 2022!

Calling all non profits! The Urban Enhancement Trust Fund is searching for arts and culture focused, community-based org...
07/29/2021

Calling all non profits!

The Urban Enhancement Trust Fund is searching for arts and culture focused, community-based organizations to act as a partner to the City as we roll out an Artist Residency.
The UETF Committee will select five nonprofits that will receive $10,000 each to participate in artist support and community building and serve as the fiscal sponsor for the artists. Art by Jaque Fragua.

If you are interested in being a partner and fiscal agent, click here: https://buff.ly/3lidQim

Calling all non profits!

The Urban Enhancement Trust Fund is searching for arts and culture focused, community-based organizations to act as a partner to the City as we roll out an Artist Residency.
The UETF Committee will select five nonprofits that will receive $10,000 each to participate in artist support and community building and serve as the fiscal sponsor for the artists. Art by Jaque Fragua.

If you are interested in being a partner and fiscal agent, click here: https://buff.ly/3lidQim

ABQ Rail Trail Time Travel artists at tonight’s Friends of the Rail Trail kick off. Getting grounded in place knowing th...
07/15/2021

ABQ Rail Trail Time Travel artists at tonight’s Friends of the Rail Trail kick off. Getting grounded in place knowing this week with Tara Mei Smith of Extra Terrestrial Projects and Mayor Tim Keller. Thank you Garcia Automotive Group!

ABQ Rail Trail Time Travel artists at tonight’s Friends of the Rail Trail kick off. Getting grounded in place knowing this week with Tara Mei Smith of Extra Terrestrial Projects and Mayor Tim Keller. Thank you Garcia Automotive Group!

Planning the DataFest: ArtQuest takes a lot of work! And we have been lucky to partner with some amazing groups to put i...
06/22/2021

Planning the DataFest: ArtQuest takes a lot of work! And we have been lucky to partner with some amazing groups to put it on! Thanks to all who participated and worked so hard to host an incredible event.

New Mexico Foundation for Open Government
Code for ABQ
UNM SA+P
City of ABQ City Clerk and DTI

06/19/2021

Hi Everyone! We are wrapping for the day and giving all participants until 9am Monday to work through and report on any projects in development. Later that day, we will release the names of winners and honorable mentions! Stay tuned to the google group and your email for more details.

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY of the DataFest:ArtQuest! What a crazy, fun ride it has been.If you haven’t signed up, there is...
06/18/2021

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY of the DataFest:ArtQuest! What a crazy, fun ride it has been.
If you haven’t signed up, there is still time, and you will get access to:

-The NEW ArtQuest Scavenger Hunt
-Presentations from the first Saturday
-Swag bags and prizes
-And of course, a first look at all the wonderful projects that are being worked on!

You can sign up at cabq.gov/datafest, see you on Saturday!

Photo of Sky Portal by Randy Walker

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY of the DataFest:ArtQuest! What a crazy, fun ride it has been.
If you haven’t signed up, there is still time, and you will get access to:

-The NEW ArtQuest Scavenger Hunt
-Presentations from the first Saturday
-Swag bags and prizes
-And of course, a first look at all the wonderful projects that are being worked on!

You can sign up at cabq.gov/datafest, see you on Saturday!

Photo of Sky Portal by Randy Walker

Transparency is the key to holding governments accountable to residents. Find out more about transparency in government:...
06/18/2021

Transparency is the key to holding governments accountable to residents. Find out more about transparency in government: how open data can support this goal, how it gets produced, and some of the great ways it gets used in our community!

Don’t miss this intriguing conversation between Melanie and Tom from NMFOG and Mark from CABQ DTI.

The Open Data Workshop takes place during the DataFest: ArtQuest this Saturday, June 19th at 1pm (registration at buff.ly/3cMpMnt), AND will be livestreamed on our page.

Transparency is the key to holding governments accountable to residents. Find out more about transparency in government: how open data can support this goal, how it gets produced, and some of the great ways it gets used in our community!

Don’t miss this intriguing conversation between Melanie and Tom from NMFOG and Mark from CABQ DTI.

The Open Data Workshop takes place during the DataFest: ArtQuest this Saturday, June 19th at 1pm (registration at buff.ly/3cMpMnt), AND will be livestreamed on our page.

Coding for Beginners is a hands-on workshop designed for those with no experience.  Over the course of three hours, part...
06/17/2021

Coding for Beginners is a hands-on workshop designed for those with no experience. Over the course of three hours, participants will get a base understanding of the Java library Processing and end by creating their own graphics from data.

Coding for Beginners will be taught by Alexander Webb, Associate Professor of Emergent Technology and Stamm Professor of Advanced Design and Construction Practices at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico.

To attend and receive all the materials, sign up at the link in our bio for the last day of DataFest:ArtQuest!

More info below on the Public Art trading cards challenge! Thanks to community partner Eric Renz-Whitmore for the helpfu...
06/15/2021

More info below on the Public Art trading cards challenge! Thanks to community partner Eric Renz-Whitmore for the helpful graphic!

More info below on the Public Art trading cards challenge! Thanks to community partner Eric Renz-Whitmore for the helpful graphic!

We've got a new adventure for you! A scavenger hunt using Public Art Trading Cards. Come pick up some packs, find the wo...
06/15/2021

We've got a new adventure for you! A scavenger hunt using Public Art Trading Cards. Come pick up some packs, find the work pictured, snap a pic, and maybe win a prize! These images are from one of our DataFest:ArtQuest participants, Mark, while he was out in the field. Those registered with DataFest ArtQuest may stop by the Albuquerque Public Art Office to pick up their participation bag which includes Public Art trading cards and other fun stuff for engaging with the entire event. Register today at cabq.gov/datafest.

If you were unable to attend the first weekend of DataFest:ArtQuest, there’s still plenty of time to get involved! Regis...
06/15/2021
DataFest:Art Quest

If you were unable to attend the first weekend of DataFest:ArtQuest, there’s still plenty of time to get involved! Register today at cabq.gov/datafest and start your adventure. You will have access to Saturday’s presentations and tools to engage with public art and the data, and be able to take a closer look at some of the projects in development.
The program for Saturday, June 19 includes not-to-be-missed workshops on Open Data and Coding for Beginners.

DataFest:Art Quest is a civic engagement event from the NM Foundation for Open Government and the City of Albuquerque designed to foster open government and build engagement around Albuquerque area public arts.

Are you ready for DataFest:ArtQuest? Registration for in-person participation is open until 11:59 pm TONIGHT, June 10! I...
06/10/2021

Are you ready for DataFest:ArtQuest? Registration for in-person participation is open until 11:59 pm TONIGHT, June 10! It’s free so register today! Can’t wait to see you Saturday, either virtually or in person! cabq.gov/datafest

Are you ready for DataFest:ArtQuest? Registration for in-person participation is open until 11:59 pm TONIGHT, June 10! It’s free so register today! Can’t wait to see you Saturday, either virtually or in person! cabq.gov/datafest

Do you want more maps of Public Art? What about artist biographies? Or maybe a Random Art Experience Generator? You can ...
06/09/2021

Do you want more maps of Public Art? What about artist biographies? Or maybe a Random Art Experience Generator? You can vote on these ideas and submit your own at allourideas.org/datafest2021 The top rated ideas will be used in this weekend's Hackathon, part of the DataFest:ArtQuest.

Photo of a temporary installation by Lance McGoldrick

Do you want more maps of Public Art? What about artist biographies? Or maybe a Random Art Experience Generator? You can vote on these ideas and submit your own at allourideas.org/datafest2021 The top rated ideas will be used in this weekend's Hackathon, part of the DataFest:ArtQuest.

Photo of a temporary installation by Lance McGoldrick

06/07/2021

Starts this Saturday! Sign up now at cabq.gov/datafest.

@cabqculture and Public Art are searching for cut paper designs for a Temporary Pandemic Memorial Installation to acknow...
06/07/2021
Opportunities for Artists

@cabqculture and Public Art are searching for cut paper designs for a Temporary Pandemic Memorial Installation to acknowledge and honor the loss New Mexicans have felt as a result of the pandemic.
Deadline is this Friday, June 11th
Apply Here

City of Albuquerque Public Art opportunities for artists and designers.

So what is this DataFest:ArtQuest? It is a civic engagement event designed to foster open government and build engagemen...
06/06/2021

So what is this DataFest:ArtQuest? It is a civic engagement event designed to foster open government and build engagement around Albuquerque area public arts. Sign up at cabq.gov/datafest to become a Field Agent, visit public art locations and take and share photos, videos, and other information about the site and the artists.

There is something for everyone; coders and noncoders alike, with presentations, workshops, field visits, a hackathon, and so much more!

So what is this DataFest:ArtQuest? It is a civic engagement event designed to foster open government and build engagement around Albuquerque area public arts. Sign up at cabq.gov/datafest to become a Field Agent, visit public art locations and take and share photos, videos, and other information about the site and the artists.

There is something for everyone; coders and noncoders alike, with presentations, workshops, field visits, a hackathon, and so much more!

We love partnering with other City departments and community groups to make projects happen, and the best example is in ...
06/04/2021

We love partnering with other City departments and community groups to make projects happen, and the best example is in our beautiful Parks! Sign up at cabq.gov/datafest to become a Field Agent and see how many pieces of public art you can find in a park near you!

-The Guardians by Nora Naranjo Morse (Altura Park)
-Southwest Pieta by Luis Jimenez (Martineztown Longfellow Park) MRWM Landscape Architects
-Braden Memorial by J.L Mott (Robinson Park)

Look how much public art is around Albuquerque! What can you find when you walk out your door? Take some time today to e...
06/01/2021

Look how much public art is around Albuquerque! What can you find when you walk out your door? Take some time today to explore your own neighborhood and see what works of art are in your backyard. See the interactive map at http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/public-art/public-art-in-albuquerque/interactive-public-art-map

Check out cabq.gov/datafest to sign up for DataFest:ArtQuest, an opportunity to visit art, win prizes, and help tell the story of our public art collection.

Look how much public art is around Albuquerque! What can you find when you walk out your door? Take some time today to explore your own neighborhood and see what works of art are in your backyard. See the interactive map at http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/public-art/public-art-in-albuquerque/interactive-public-art-map

Check out cabq.gov/datafest to sign up for DataFest:ArtQuest, an opportunity to visit art, win prizes, and help tell the story of our public art collection.

It’s time to send Mural May on its way. Thank you to all of the muralists who contribute to the beauty of our City. The ...
05/30/2021

It’s time to send Mural May on its way.

Thank you to all of the muralists who contribute to the beauty of our City. The Department of Arts and Culture appreciates the City’s creative community and we hope everyone has learned a bit about these local artists. Remember to take selfies in front of your favorite murals, post them on your social media account, and use the hashtag #ABQMuralMay. Continue to celebrate the murals in your neighborhood until we honor more murals next May.

Hooray for Mural May!

For more information about Mural May visit: http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ ABQ Special Events MurosAbq.com ABQtodo.com - Things To Do in ABQ CABQ Arts & Culture Mayor Tim Keller

It’s time to send Mural May on its way.

Thank you to all of the muralists who contribute to the beauty of our City. The Department of Arts and Culture appreciates the City’s creative community and we hope everyone has learned a bit about these local artists. Remember to take selfies in front of your favorite murals, post them on your social media account, and use the hashtag #ABQMuralMay. Continue to celebrate the murals in your neighborhood until we honor more murals next May.

Hooray for Mural May!

For more information about Mural May visit: http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ ABQ Special Events MurosAbq.com ABQtodo.com - Things To Do in ABQ CABQ Arts & Culture Mayor Tim Keller

What is your favorite work of public art in Albuquerque? Part of the fun of DataFest:ArtQuest is that you get to tell us...
05/28/2021

What is your favorite work of public art in Albuquerque? Part of the fun of DataFest:ArtQuest is that you get to tell us all about it. What color is it? Where is it situated? How does it engage you? The event includes a hackathon with opportunities for anyone on the tech or art spectrum.

Check it out and sign up at cabq.gov/datafest

Image credit
Metal Pages
PAC.0576 William Vielehr

What is your favorite work of public art in Albuquerque? Part of the fun of DataFest:ArtQuest is that you get to tell us all about it. What color is it? Where is it situated? How does it engage you? The event includes a hackathon with opportunities for anyone on the tech or art spectrum.

Check it out and sign up at cabq.gov/datafest

Image credit
Metal Pages
PAC.0576 William Vielehr

Are you interested in investigating the past, present, and future? Offered under the Albuquerque Public Art's InSight Te...
05/27/2021

Are you interested in investigating the past, present, and future? Offered under the Albuquerque Public Art's InSight Temporary Art program, ten artists will be chosen to engage community members in an innovative imagining of space and time as it relates to the historic Rail Trail Corridor. These temporary "time travel engagement stations" will develop into future artistic endeavors or cultural programming along the Rail Trail.

Details and application at http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/public-art/for-artists/opportunities-for-artists
Deadline June 11th, 2021

Are you interested in investigating the past, present, and future? Offered under the Albuquerque Public Art's InSight Temporary Art program, ten artists will be chosen to engage community members in an innovative imagining of space and time as it relates to the historic Rail Trail Corridor. These temporary "time travel engagement stations" will develop into future artistic endeavors or cultural programming along the Rail Trail.

Details and application at http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/public-art/for-artists/opportunities-for-artists
Deadline June 11th, 2021

05/27/2021

Meet a Mural!

This floral mural by artist, Christian Michael Gallegos, can be seen inside of the Ted Gallegos Community Center. Its vibrant colors and bold color blocking add quite the fun ambiance to the walls of the center. Today, the artist explains his method when he painted this artwork last year. April showers truly brought May flowers when it comes to this mural.

For more information about Mural May visit: http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ Albuquerque Public Art MurosAbq.com ABQtodo.com - Things To Do in ABQ CABQ Arts & Culture One Albuquerque Media Mayor Tim Keller ABQ Special Events

Meet a Muralist!Growing up trekking back and forth between the East Coast and the Southwest, Christian Michael Gallegos ...
05/27/2021

Meet a Muralist!

Growing up trekking back and forth between the East Coast and the Southwest, Christian Michael Gallegos produces his work from the viewpoint of 35,000 feet. He creates a colorfully exuberant mix of imagery from both worlds. His stylized motifs and palette have become a signature style sustained throughout his body of work. Listen to him talk about his mural work today at 4 p.m. on Facebook in celebration of Mural May!

Discover other muralists at http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ ABQ Special Events MurosAbq.com CABQ Arts & Culture ABQtodo.com - Things To Do in ABQ One Albuquerque Media

05/26/2021

Meet a Mural!

There’s a new addition to the South Broadway Cultural Center exterior wall and it’s a bright, beautiful, and bold mural, thanks to Albuquerque artist, Adelina Cruz. Learn about the symbolism, characters and importance within this artwork as Cruz speaks to its significance. If you’re in the area, be sure to enjoy this mural for yourself. It can be seen on the south wall of the center. Take a selfie with it, or any mural, and use the hashtag #ABQMuralMay!

For more information about Mural May visit: http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ Albuquerque Public Art MurosAbq.com Mi Vida Jota Art by Adelina M. Cruz ABQtodo.com - Things To Do in ABQ CABQ Arts & Culture One Albuquerque Media Mayor Tim Keller ABQ Special Events

05/25/2021
Mural May: Sunport Swimming Pool

Meet a Mural!

This enormous mural can be seen at the Sunport Pool. It portrays a variety of happy swimmers enjoying their time in the water. Local artist Natalie Voelker painted this work last year, adding to the Albuquerque Public Art’s collections. Listen to the artist talk about this fun and active mural. Still swimming through Mural May!

For more information about Mural May visit: http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ Natalie Voelker, Artist Albuquerque Public Art MurosAbq.com ABQtodo.com - Things To Do in ABQ CABQ Arts & Culture Mayor Tim Keller One Albuquerque Media ABQ Special Events

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“Enhance our community through exceptional public art by embracing a transparent process that reflects the diversity and interests of Albuquerque.”

ABQ Public Art aids in supporting Albuquerque's creative economy, while enhancing the urban environments the City has to offer. The Public Art Urban Enhancement Division, housed within the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department, provides the staffing and administrative support for enabling the Albuquerque Arts Board and its subcommittees to carry out their duties as defined in the Art in Municipal Places Ordinance.

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How do we get these Albuquerque Art trading cards?
Been having a blast finding and photographing all the public art here. Great stuff!
Hi, I hope this is alright to post. I'm going to post it in a few Albuquerque sites and would really appreciate any help. My Brother and his family were visiting from Phoenix and someone broke into their car and stole my nieces bag. All she wants back is her art sketchbook, she's a very gifted artist and it means so much, if anyone knows anything please contact me. Like I say not fussed about other things just really want to get this back. Any help is greatly welcomed. Thanks
Come this weekend to Bernalillo.
Hello! If you are looking for something fun to do on a Saturday, here's an upcoming event at the Main Library in May. Lots of local art on display, music, and more at this FREE event!
"The Birth of Color" (please click on art to get the full effect of this work) You can buy it at don-barrett.pixels.com
"Experiment, Experiment, Experiment" My advice to emerging artists. (click on art for a larger image with more detail) Available now at don-barrett.pixels.com
The Space Craft Isaac Asimov leaves Earth orbit on the first populated mission to the red planet Mars. It's scheduled to land on "The Red Sands of Cydonia". (Please click on art for a larger image with more detail) Available exclusively from don-barrett.pixels.com.
Hybrid Abstract: I'm ten years old and my neighbor Nanci and I are playing "A Game of Jacks" I wonder if I can still get to tenzies... (please click on art for a larger image with more detail) My website is: don-barrett.pixels.com
"Ballet Folklorico" It was very important that I give this work a sense of movement and a lot of color. (please click on the art for a larger image with more detail) My website is: don-barrett.pixels.com
"Before the Invention of the Cell Phone..." (please click on the art to enlarge it and get the full effect of the work) My website is don-barrett.pixels.com
"The Red Sands of Cydonia" Science Fiction Space Art! (please click on art to get the full effect of the work) My website is: don-barrett.pixels.com