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    Alameda Drain Trail and Public Art Dedication

    On Aug. 1, 2019, the new Alameda Drain Trail and "Outpost" Public Art works were dedicated on a renovated trail that spans one mile on north 2nd Street between Montano and Osuna.
    Alameda Drain Trail and Public Art Dedication

    BernCo Dedicates Public Art

    Bernalillo County’s newest public art will be dedicated at a ceremony on Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Vista Grande Community Center in the East Mountains. The two-part sculpture is titled, “Living Landscape” and is the brainchild and creation of artist Karen Yank.
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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.
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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!
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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!

    The Making of Reels & Wheels

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

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    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

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    The 10-member Arts Board consists of appointed advisory members.
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    • Bernalillo County Open Space and Cottonwood Gulch Explorations are hosting Fall Family Fun Days every Sunday through November, noon – 5 p.m. at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW. Fall Family Fun Days offers free fun for the whole family. Each week includes a new crafts project, outdoor activities and experiments, to help everyone discover the outdoor world. Every month is also a new theme. In September, learn how to identify wildlife by “Tracking.” Families receive tracking guides with molds of animal tracks and scat to discover the activity of local creatures.
      Location:
      Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW
      Time:
      9/15/2019 12:00 PM - 9/15/2019 5:00 PM

    • Come enjoy this guided nature meditation that includes a short nature walk from the Bachechi Open Space Environmental Education Building to a prime sitting location for sunset. Learn to connect with nature on a deeper level and further develop your own inner stillness through mindfulness meditation in the outdoors. Bring layers appropriate for the weather and either a blanket or camp chair to sit on.
      Location:
      Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
      Time:
      9/15/2019 6:00 PM

    • Westside Community Center is offering FREE youth and adult guitar classes from Sept. 9 through Oct. 19! They take place every Sunday fron noon to 1 p.m. and every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call (505) 314-0176 for more information.
      Location:
      Westside Community Center, 250 Isleta Blvd.
      Time:
      9/15/2019 6:30 PM - 9/15/2019 7:30 PM

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