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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.
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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!

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

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

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.
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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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Latest News
  • Bernalillo County’s 2019 Summer Lunch Program will begin Wednesday, May 29 and will run until Aug. 2. This marks the 46th year of the free lunch program offering healthy meals to children and teen...

  • Bernalillo County Parks & Recreation’s popular Movies in the Park series is showing from June through August, with family-friendly nights and family-friendly movies. All movies begin at dusk, but ...

  • Bernalillo County swimming pools and the Alameda Spray Park will open Saturday, May 25 at noon. The county’s four pools, plus the spray park will open for the season providing a safe and enjoyable...

Community Services
  • 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:
    5/26/2019 12:00 PM - 5/26/2019 5:00 PM

  • See flier for details.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333 Tijeras
    Time:
    5/27/2019 9:00 AM - 5/27/2019 12:00 PM

  • Children in grades K-5 are invited to the Youth Beat Dance Camp at the South Valley Multipurpose Center May 28-31 where they will learn a hip hop and funk dance routine. The cost is $30 and includes a music CD and a performance on May 31. For more information contact Chamar Garrison at (505) 314-0478.
    Location:
    South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW
    Time:
    5/28/2019 9:00 AM - 5/28/2019 11:00 AM

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