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Bosque Chile Festival – A celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande

Join in the celebration of the chile harvest on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Admission is $5. Children 5 and under are free.

This event will offer entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, agricultural workshops, chef demonstrations and more.

Like us on Facebook and receive up to date info about the Bosque Chile Festival, www.facebook.com/bosquechilefestival.

For more information email bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov or call (505) 468-1418.

This event is presented by Bernalillo County and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Ristra Run

The 5k and 10k fun runs for all ages begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and follow the scenic Bosque Trail.

Register for race at www.active.com. Early bird registration is only $25 and includes a festival t-shirt and entry into the Bosque Chile Festival event.

After Aug. 7, participants must register on race day at the event, and the cost will be $40/person (check or cash only, no credit cards accepted). Event t-shirt not guaranteed.

Packet pick-up on Friday, Aug. 16 from 3 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 17 from 7 – 8 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Call for Original Artwork

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, both happening later this year. The call for art is open to New Mexico professional and amateur artists of all ages.

The artwork selected for each event will be showcased on promotional materials, t-shirts, and social media.

Important submission details for each event:

Bosque Chile Festival – Ristra Run

  • Event date is Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019
  • Artwork will be specific to the Ristra Run race event
  • General theme: Red chiles, green chiles and/or ristras, and running
  • Dimensions: No smaller than 8.5 x 11, no larger than 11 x 17, original artwork preferred, JPG, TIFF or PDF are acceptable digital formats for submissions
  • Submit:
    • Email all submissions to publicart@bernco.gov
    • Please include contact info: phone number and email address
  • Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 5 p.m.
  • Notification of selection: Friday, June 14, 2019
  • $250 awarded to the selected artist

Sugar Skull Fun Run

  • Event date is Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019
  • General theme: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • Dimensions: No smaller than 8.5 x 11, no larger than 11 x 17, original artwork preferred, JPG, TIFF or PDF are acceptable digital formats for submissions
  • Submit:
    • Email all submissions to publicart@bernco.gov
    • Please include contact info: phone number and email address
  • Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019, 5 p.m.
  • Notification of selection: Friday, June 21, 2019
  • $250 awarded to the selected artist

For questions, please contact Public Art Program Coordinator Nan Masland at (505) 314-0467.

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shawn Perry-Turner at spturner@bernco.gov.

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