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Downtown Public ARTScrawl Coming Friday, Oct. 7

Bernalillo County Cultural Services’ Public Art program, in collaboration with Albuquerque ARTScrawl and City of Albuquerque Public Art, presents Downtown Public ARTScrawl on Friday, Oct. 7, from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Kiawitl Mural Dedication is Sept. 24

Join Bernalillo County Public Art, PAZ and apprentice artists from Working Classroom on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. for the dedication of the Kiawitl Mural at Bernalillo County's Rio Grande Pool at 2312 Arenal SW.
kiatwitl mural

"Reels and Wheels" Public Art Dedication and Block Party Was a Rocking Success

The Reels and Wheels Public Art Dedication and Block Party was a rocking success at the Hiland Theater on April 23 with '50's tunes by Bobbby Box, a hula hoop contest and roller derby girls serving pie.
"Reels and Wheels" Public Art Dedication and Block Party April 23

South Valley MainStreet, BernCo Public Art Seek "Cultural Gateway" Art

NEA Our Town, South Valley MainStreet and Bernalillo County Public Art have a call for artwork to be located at Gateway Park.
gateway mural

Bernalillo County Public Art Has a Call for Artists

The Bernalillo County Arts Board solicits a call for artists to propose sketch ideas for “Outposts” outdoor sculptures to be located along highly visible avenues and boulevards within Bernalillo County.
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Our Philosophy

our philosophy
Bernalillo County's Public Art Program was established in 1992 with the adoption of the county’s Art in Public Places Ordinance.

Our Collection/Public Art Map

Our Collection
The Public Art Program currently has about 350 works of art placed around the county. Click here to see a map.

Our Board

Our Board - Picture of art
The 10-member Arts Board consists of appointed advisory members.
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  • Join us October 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. for "Bats: The Many Shapes, Sizes, and Colors Found Around the World" with presenter - Dr. Ernie Valdez, U.S. Geological Survey Discover the different shapes, sizes and colors of bats that occur around the world, as well as learn about their unique behaviors that reflect their amazing morphology. Presented by the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Free, but participants must register at bernco.gov/openspace.
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • FREE! Each month will focus on a different theme and each week will feature new activities for families that include an experiment for older explorers and a craft that will challenge your mind and your hands. Come answer a challenge question to receive a prize! Bring your friends and join a game, or come each week and build your own nature experiences.
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

  • Open Fitness Center hours at Westside Community Center. Come see us and get a great workout!
    Westside Community Center
    1250 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Albuquerque, NM

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