art

Arts are at the heart of our community. New Mexico has a long tradition of artistic creation, and Albuquerque reflects this in the unusually high number of people engaged in the arts.

Take your pick, there’s something for everyone! Live theatre, dance, music of every type, spoken word running from live comedy through award-winning slam poetry, to visual arts. And be sure to take a look at our amazing public art!


Galleries


CFA Downtown Studio
113 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts located in Downtown Albuquerque regularly works with emerging local artists, collectives, curators, art historians and musicians. Run by a CFA graduate student, CFA Downtown Studio provides opportunities to students to showcase their current art to the public.


516 Arts
516 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Founded in 2006, 516 Arts strives to have thought provoking art that focuses on timely themes of immigration and the environment. With a focus on Latin America, 516 Arts also provides educational opportunities by offering exhibition tours for schools and community groups with curriculum support materials for teachers, youth activities, and hands-on workshops with guest artists.


Up Gallery
105 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Formerly the Downtown Contemporary Gallery, you can find unique pieces here! Located on 4th street, this gallery has been described as “Art that will catch your eyes and your heart.”


Richard Levy Gallery
514 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Offering One-of-a-kind modern and fresh art pieces, Richard Levy Gallery makes a great stop.


Exhibit/208
208 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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This downtown located gallery is home to local and internationally known Albuquerque artists. While the main gallery features a one-person show for 10 months, the back gallery highlights a changing group show.


El Chante: Casa De Cultura
804 Park Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Created as a community space to promote New Mexican History and Art, El Chante has become an art gallery and place to host a variety of community events. Come check out the current art gallery, the boutique, and listen to some local poets at open events.


Gallery 606
606 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Located in East Downtown, Gallery 606 brightly decorated exterior is hard to miss! With exciting art shows, this gallery also hosts artists workshops, shows, and meetings alongside local and international art.


relic
3127, 117 7th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Featuring mid century modern furniture and decor paired with contemporary local art, you can find unique furniture and art pieces. Located downtown, relic offers a one-of-a-kind upscale homey environment.


Harwood Art Center
1114 7th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Originally home to an all girls school, Harwood Art Center offers open artist studios and galleries for the public to view. Harwood has built its own community of artists and connected to the neighborhood. They offer a variety of programs including arts education and engagement along with teaching and professional development opportunities for artists.


Community Art Spaces


Art! Attack
3137 San Mateo NE Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Art Attack is a paint your own pottery and mosaic tile studio. No skill level or experience is required. The studio is a place where artists of all ages can discover their own creativity, the joy of painting, and create something unique.

The space offers an inventory of more than 600 pieces of ceramic bisque that visitors can choose as a canvas to paint. All materials needed to bring any idea to life are available and easy to use. The studio also offers guided classes.


Off Center Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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OFFCenter is a non-profit that believes art-making is central to community building. The space hosts free-of-charge open studio hours four days a week, which provide a safe place for everyone to make art. Get your hands on a wide range of supplies, resources, and equipment for everything from art, jewelry, sewing and metal-smithing.

OffCenter also offers weekly skill-building workshops in art, crafts, music and writing!


Warehouse 508
508 1st St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Warehouse 508 is Albuquerque’s downtown youth art and entertainment center which encourages youth immersion in the creative arts. Warehouse 508 is a venue for creativity, a lab, an incubator of possibilities, and a safe, structured environment where young people have the opportunity to explore the world through the arts.

Programs and workshops are intended for young people ages 11-20 and include DJing, screenprinting, mural arts, music theory, photography, poetry, dance and more.


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