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Public Art Program Year in Review Video

The annual event is to thank the Arts Board members for volunteering their time and honor former members for their years of service. Artist and Albuquerque Academy teacher Louis Schalk and Master Photographer Oscar Lazoya are honored for their service
Public Art Program Year in Review Video

BernCo to Dedicate Mural at Animal Care and Resource Center

This mural is made possible by a free art program through the Harwood Art Center called Creative Roots that offers art classes to middle schools in the after school hours.
mural dedication

Call for Original Artwork for Two Major BernCo Events

Bernalillo County is looking for original artwork submissions for two major events, the Bosque Chile Festival’s Ristra Run and the Sugar Skull Fun Run, happening later this year!
call for original artwork

Learn About Exciting Additions to BernCo's Public Art Program

Additions are being made to the Bernalillo County public art collection!

The Making of Reels & Wheels

Learn about the making of Reels & Wheels, a combined public art piece and bus shelter.
reels and wheels

Artist to Open New Exhibit at Bachechi Open Space

Well-known New Mexico artist, Danielle Rae Miller is putting her latest artwork on display for public viewing. Bernalillo County Public Arts Program and Bernalillo County Open Space will host an opening reception for Miller on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bachechi Environmental Education Building.
vivarium

Reels and Wheels Documentary

The documentary follows the Reels and Wheels commission by the Arts Board and the design/build process by artist Howard Meehan and culminates with the dedication of the piece in front of the Hiland Theater on Central Avenue on historic Route 66.
Reels and Wheels


 

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 400 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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Latest News
  • The summer edition of Poetry Through The Seasons is set for Wednesday, July 17 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Bachechi Open Space in the North Valley. The course, led by poets and instructors Cynthia Gra...

  • County Commissioners approved the lease and operating agreements with the Albuquerque Indian Center for the Tiny Home Village. The agreement approvals bring the transitional housing project one-step ...

  • Registration for artisans, value-added producers/growers, food trucks, and both amateur and professional cooks for the “chicharron challenge” is now open for the Fourth Annual Bosque Chile Festival. ...

Community Services
  • Youth ages 11-19 are invited to participate in our free Teen 3-on-3 basketball program every Friday night from 7-10 June 14 through Aug. 9. Dinner will be served before each event at 6 p.m. with a mandatory life skills workshop at 6:30. Registration begins May 13. For more details contact Ashley Gutierrez at (505) 314-0465.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    7/19/2019 7:00 PM - 7/19/2019 10:00 PM

  • Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333 Tijeras
    Time:
    7/20/2019 10:30 AM - 7/20/2019 1:30 PM

  • Play, learn and explore with the entire family at Summer Family Fun Days at Bachechi Open Space! Each Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. come out for weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments that will deepen your discovery of the world. Each week will have a unique craft that you can take home, and the theme changes every month! Best of all, it's FREE! Call (505) 314-0420 for more information.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    7/21/2019 12:00 PM - 7/21/2019 5:00 PM

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