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Learn About Exciting Additions to BernCo's Public Art Program

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

Victims of Gun Violence Memorial Public Art Project Request for Qualifications

The proposed location for the memorial is along the north or east side of the Steve Schiff Building located at 520 Lomas Blvd NE, which is the site of the Second Judicial District Attorney’s office.
call for entries

BernCo Public Art Request for Qualifications for Blake Road Mural

The BernCo Arts Board is looking for artists to submit qualifications to lead a group of youth artists in a mural project
blake road mural

Bernalillo County Dedicates New Public Art Sculpture

There will be a dedication and ribbon-cutting of “Vecinos,” a sculpture by Mark Horst and Working Classroom, Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Dolores Huerta Gateway Park, 100 Isleta SW.
art sculpture ribbon-cutting

Public Art Pieces for Open Space's 20th Anniversary Event

Here are the special art installation pieces that will be on display at the Open Space 20th Anniversary event on Friday at Bachechi Open Space.
open space 20th event art pieces

BernCo Open Space Seeks Artists for 20th Celebration Event

The Bernalillo County Arts Board is looking for artists to create up to three art installations at Bachechi Open Space for the 20th anniversary celebration event of Bernalillo County Open Space on Sept. 28, 2018. Artists must submit proposals by July 20 to be considered. Artists in all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply, but must reside in Bernalillo County. Finalists will be announced on Aug. 1.
open space art

BernCo Commission Approves Purchase Agreement for Asian American Monument Public Art Sculpture

The County Commission approved a motion authorizing an artwork purchase agreement with Cheryll Leo-Gwin and Stewart Wong, creators of the sculpture, "View from Gold Mountain," which will be located on the West side of the Second Judicial District Courthouse.
public art purchase approved

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.
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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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  • Play, learn and explore with the entire family at Spring 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:
    3/24/2019 12:00 PM - 3/24/2019 5:00 PM

  • New Mexico's long and fascinating human story is often overlooked or condensed in history books. This presentation by Alan Osborne examines our history during the time before Columbus with a focus on Paleo-Indian, archaic and classical ancestral cultures that are now much better known and understood.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    3/24/2019 1:00 PM - 3/24/2019 2:00 PM

  • See flier for details.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333 Tijeras
    Time:
    3/25/2019 9:00 AM - 3/25/2019 12:00 PM

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