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A guide to City of Albuquerque family-friendly music events, street festivals and parades, hosted by the Cultural Services Department. Discover what makes Albuquerque such a wonderful city for visitors and residents alike.

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06/15/2021

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Poetry party! The first Poet Laureate of Albuquerque Hakim Bellamy  has a long list of accolades including holding three...
06/10/2021

Poetry party!

The first Poet Laureate of Albuquerque Hakim Bellamy has a long list of accolades including holding three consecutive collegiate poetry slam titles at the University of New Mexico and is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion. Bellamy is publishing a book of poems as part of the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program. Preorder is now available for his book of poems, “Commissions y Corridos”. Slam down some poetry!

To learn more about the program and book of poems visit: : https://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/albuquerque-poet-laureate-program.
#ABQPoetLaureate #CABQ #UNMPress

Poetry party!

The first Poet Laureate of Albuquerque Hakim Bellamy has a long list of accolades including holding three consecutive collegiate poetry slam titles at the University of New Mexico and is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion. Bellamy is publishing a book of poems as part of the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program. Preorder is now available for his book of poems, “Commissions y Corridos”. Slam down some poetry!

To learn more about the program and book of poems visit: : https://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/albuquerque-poet-laureate-program.
#ABQPoetLaureate #CABQ #UNMPress

Put poetry into your life! Jessica Helen Lopez was Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate from 2014 to 2016 and was the first femal...
06/08/2021

Put poetry into your life!

Jessica Helen Lopez was Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate from 2014 to 2016 and was the first female to hold the title. It’s now time for this writer to release her book of poems as part of the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program. “The Blood Poems” is now available for preorder. Snaps to Jessica and her accomplishments!

For more information about the program and book of poems visit: https://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/albuquerque-poet-laureate-program.
#ABQPoetLaureate #CABQ #UNMPress

Put poetry into your life!

Jessica Helen Lopez was Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate from 2014 to 2016 and was the first female to hold the title. It’s now time for this writer to release her book of poems as part of the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program. “The Blood Poems” is now available for preorder. Snaps to Jessica and her accomplishments!

For more information about the program and book of poems visit: https://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/albuquerque-poet-laureate-program.
#ABQPoetLaureate #CABQ #UNMPress

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 Albuquerque Public Art 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 Albuquerque Public Art MurosAbq.com ABQtodo.com - Things To Do in ABQ CABQ Arts & Culture Mayor Tim Keller

Nominate a Creative today! The Creative Bravos Awards are given annually to individuals, youths, teams, events, programs...
05/27/2021

Nominate a Creative today!

The Creative Bravos Awards are given annually to individuals, youths, teams, events, programs, organizations, and businesses that implements creative work that benefits Albuquerque. Nomination deadline is Friday, July 2, so submit nominations now!

For more information and nomination forms visit: http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/creative-bravos-awards.
#CreativeBravos

Nominate a Creative today!

The Creative Bravos Awards are given annually to individuals, youths, teams, events, programs, organizations, and businesses that implements creative work that benefits Albuquerque. Nomination deadline is Friday, July 2, so submit nominations now!

For more information and nomination forms visit: http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/creative-bravos-awards.
#CreativeBravos

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

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 Albuquerque Public Art 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

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

Meet a Muralist!Natalie Voelker, Artist is a contemporary visual artist whose works include painting, drawing, mural, an...
05/25/2021

Meet a Muralist!

Natalie Voelker, Artist is a contemporary visual artist whose works include painting, drawing, mural, and installation art. She has produced commissioned works for The Harwood Art Center, 508 Mural Festival, the City of Albuquerque, and various private collections. Her murals can be seen around the City. Listen to her speak about her artwork today at 4 p.m. on Facebook. Let’s dive into murals!

Discover other Mural May muralists at http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ

Meet a Mural!When David Santiago was asked to paint “I Spy”, his first mural, he didn’t let on that he wasn’t entirely s...
05/23/2021

Meet a Mural!

When David Santiago was asked to paint “I Spy”, his first mural, he didn’t let on that he wasn’t entirely sure what he was doing, he just went with what he knows, paint. He filled the entire side of a building on Mountain Rd. and Brother Mathias Pl. with a female face and her stark white hair. The simple aesthetic has become his signature style and can be recognized in galleries all over the state. This may have been his first, but it wasn’t his last mural. The Albuquerque artist also has artwork on the side of Duke City Beaches. Keep your eye peeled, murals are around every corner!

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

Meet a Muralist!David Santiago, also known as his artist name, St Jame Art, has a very recognizable artistic style. His ...
05/23/2021

Meet a Muralist!

David Santiago, also known as his artist name, St Jame Art, has a very recognizable artistic style. His original artwork can be seen in galleries all over New Mexico and many art enthusiasts have had the opportunity to collect his prints from art markets around Albuquerque. He often depicts a female face with a piercing stare, usually painted on wood, he switched up his canvas for a wall.

First mural but not his last!

Discover other Mural May muralists at http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ Albuquerque Public Art MurosAbq.com ABQtodo.com - Things To Do in ABQ CABQ Arts & Culture Mayor Tim Keller

Meet a Muralist!

David Santiago, also known as his artist name, St Jame Art, has a very recognizable artistic style. His original artwork can be seen in galleries all over New Mexico and many art enthusiasts have had the opportunity to collect his prints from art markets around Albuquerque. He often depicts a female face with a piercing stare, usually painted on wood, he switched up his canvas for a wall.

First mural but not his last!

Discover other Mural May muralists at http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ Albuquerque Public Art MurosAbq.com ABQtodo.com - Things To Do in ABQ CABQ Arts & Culture Mayor Tim Keller

05/22/2021
Mural May: Beauty & Bread

Meet a Mural!

“Beauty & Bread” is a mural painted by Albuquerque artist, Aaron Stromberg Art. It can be seen on a shipping container that houses the food hall and taproom that is @Tin Can Alley Albuquerque. The theme of the artwork references the enjoyment of sharing a meal or drink with people of different backgrounds. Listen to the artist describe the depiction in his own words. Nothing brings people together like food and murals.

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 Mayor Tim Keller

Meet a Muralist!Aaron Stromberg is a proud Albuquerque artist who loves this City! When he’s not working on art projects...
05/22/2021

Meet a Muralist!

Aaron Stromberg is a proud Albuquerque artist who loves this City! When he’s not working on art projects, he’s enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds ABQ. Stromberg spends time in the Sandias with his family or rock climbing. His work can even be seen on the walls of Stone Age Climbing Gym. Being involved in the community is just as important to this artist as his art. Listen to what he has to say about his newest mural, today on Facebook at 4 p.m. Keep it local and show love for murals!

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

Meet a Muralist!

Aaron Stromberg is a proud Albuquerque artist who loves this City! When he’s not working on art projects, he’s enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds ABQ. Stromberg spends time in the Sandias with his family or rock climbing. His work can even be seen on the walls of Stone Age Climbing Gym. Being involved in the community is just as important to this artist as his art. Listen to what he has to say about his newest mural, today on Facebook at 4 p.m. Keep it local and show love for murals!

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

New mural alert!The “Abya Yala: Indigenous Freeways” mural is freshly painted and can be seen on the wall of Homegrown, ...
05/21/2021

New mural alert!

The “Abya Yala: Indigenous Freeways” mural is freshly painted and can be seen on the wall of Homegrown, a Native-owned contemporary art store at 3904 Central Ave. NE. Join the Native Health Initiative today, Friday, May 21 at 6 p.m. for the official unveiling.

Hooray for more murals in May!

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

05/20/2021
Mural May: Inspired by "Bless Me, Ultima"

Meet a Mural!

This mural, by local artist Madeline MacKenzie, is on the south wall of Plaza del Sol off of Roma Ave and 2nd St. MacKenzie chose to reference “Bless Me, Ultima” by Albuquerque author, Rudolfo Anaya, because of the literary significance it has to New Mexico, and because the symbols and imagery convey the sweetest, richest elements of the land. Watch to hear what the artists has to say about her experience painting this wall. This mural is local pride in the heart of Downtown Albuquerque!

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

Meet a Muralist!Madeline MacKenzie is a painter and designer from Albuquerque who specializes in folk-inspired mural wor...
05/20/2021

Meet a Muralist!

Madeline MacKenzie is a painter and designer from Albuquerque who specializes in folk-inspired mural work where she incorporates the natural beauty and environment of the southwest. She is interested in how rich colors and simple forms painted at large scale can evoke deep feelings. Today at 4 p.m. on Facebook, we’ll be featuring her newest artwork to celebrate Mural May!

To learn more 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 Mayor Tim Keller

05/18/2021
Mural May: Somos Unidos

Meet a Mural!

“Somos Unidos” can be seen on the corner of Coal Ave. and 2nd Street in Downtown Albuquerque. The mural is meant to portray the energy and excitement of the fans of the local football club, New Mexico United. The theme of unity is striking and obvious when looking at the enthusiastic painted faces. Muralist, Noé Barnett describes the intention, learn more in this video to hear the meaning behind the paint.

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

Meet a Muralist! Murals by artist Noé Barnett are all around Albuquerque. The artist has his work on walls in Downtown A...
05/18/2021

Meet a Muralist!

Murals by artist Noé Barnett are all around Albuquerque. The artist has his work on walls in Downtown Albuquerque, Nob Hill and beyond. He creates fast, efficiently and with purpose when it comes to his artwork. Listen to him today at 4 p.m. on Facebook talk about the importance of the people who he depicts in his murals. Who knows, one day you could see your face in a mural!

Set a reminder to watch and learn more about Mural May at: http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ NB Artistry Albuquerque Public Art MurosAbq.com

Meet a Muralist!

Murals by artist Noé Barnett are all around Albuquerque. The artist has his work on walls in Downtown Albuquerque, Nob Hill and beyond. He creates fast, efficiently and with purpose when it comes to his artwork. Listen to him today at 4 p.m. on Facebook talk about the importance of the people who he depicts in his murals. Who knows, one day you could see your face in a mural!

Set a reminder to watch and learn more about Mural May at: http://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/mural-may.
#ABQMuralMay #OneABQ NB Artistry Albuquerque Public Art MurosAbq.com

05/16/2021
Mural May: Power to the Patients

Meet a Mural!

“Power to the Patients” has a unique backstory you’ll want to hear. The mural on the wall of Outpost Performance Space was painted by Jaque Fragua and designed by the acclaimed, Shephard Fairey. Listen to Fraqua’s father describe how this mural came to be a part of the Albuquerque mural scene. Keep an eye out for more murals!

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

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My Santa services are available this holiday season.
This Sunday we have this special workshop with the focus being on Soul Retrieval & Healing Trauma. We hope you will join if you are able! https://www.facebook.com/events/2469369866608413/
The 'Holy Walkamolies '... would like invite everyone, to come their Ice Bucket Challenge. All the money raised, will go towards The Walk to Benefit ALS. The event will be from 11am to 1 pm. Hamburgers and hot dogs available for $5. Lots of fun...bring a friend. Challenge each other to the Ice Bucket Challenge. Thanks to Border States Electric...for hosting the event. And thanks to a few local radio celebrities...who are willing to come out and host the event. There will be people from the New Mexico ALS Chapter, ready to assist everyone in registering for the walk on, September 22nd. Thank you all. I'll see you there.
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