Community Services

Call for Original Artwork for Sugar Skull Fun Run Event

BernCo is looking for original artwork submissions for the Sugar Skull Fun Run, which will be showcased on t-shirts, face masks, promotional materials, and social media.

Bernalillo County’s Public Art Inspires Life

Bernalillo County’s Public Art Program believes public art can energize public spaces, inspire thought, and transform live, work and play places.
Bernalillo County Public Art

Check Out A Book From A Little Free Library

BernCo worked with UNM to design and construct little free libraries to promote literacy.
Little Free Library

  

Cultivating Bernalillo County

Cultivating Bernalillo County
Part of Bernalillo County’s mission is to protect prime agricultural lands.

Public Art Program

Picture of honey
The Public Art Program currently has about 500 works of art placed around the county.

Open Space Properties

Open Space
Get outdoors and enjoy our hiking trails, scenic landscapes and serene vistas.

Bernalillo County Cultural Assets Mapping and Survey Study

Bernalillo County, along with Creative Albuquerque, conducted this study in 2013; results are being used to take an in-depth look at the county’s cultural resources to plan for future investment, consider public needs and desires, tourism marketing strategies and future arts and cultural programming.

Cultural Services thanks the Bernalillo County residents who participated in this important study. If you have any questions, please contact Cultural Services Manager Bernadette Miera at (505) 468-1279 or email her at bmiera@bernco.gov.

 

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  • Bernalillo County is seeking public comment for the Alvarado Square chambers mural project. The three finalists for the project presented their proposals virtually during a Zoom webinar to the Art...

  • Bernalillo County community centers will be open and running summer programs for kids beginning June 7. Summer programs are open to kids aged 5 – 14 and there is limited availability, on a first-c...

  • Bernalillo County is looking for original artwork submissions for the Sugar Skull Fun Run, happening later this year on Sunday, Oct. 24. The call for art is open to New Mexico professional and amateu...

Community Services
  • In this workshop, we will use the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program (ABQ BRP) workbook and learn a myriad of ways the Bachechi Open Space might better support local plants and wildlife. Meet with the ABQ BRP team who will feature Bachechi Open Space as an example to demonstrate the first step in becoming a certified habitat – and in turn, be able to certify your own garden as a backyard refuge. Registration closes May 14.
    Time:
    5/15/2021 9:00 AM - 5/15/2021 10:30 AM

  • Join us May 21 - July 31 for a taste of local history through the outdoor exhibit along the agricultural fields on the grounds of Gutiérrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center, a Bernalillo County Open Space located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW. The exhibit invites visitors to explore the varied origins and paths to New Mexico of key elements in our local foods. We’ll examine Pueblo agricultural trade and innovation, the impact of Spanish colonization on local crops and foods, and the influence of changing technology on what ingredients are available to New Mexicans. The exhibit tells the story of how generations of farmers and cooks adopted, adapted, and embraced foods from around the globe to create the unique and recognizable flavors that New Mexicans treasure as our local culinary traditions. The exhibit is located outdoors along the agricultural fields, with ample spacing. Downloadable and print guides for self-led tours will be available for those who wish to explore the exhibit alone or with a small group. On-site parking is available dawn-to-dusk, 7 days a week. Check online for updates about free reservations for guided tours of the exhibit and Gutiérrez Hubbell House. Museum hours and tour availability subject to change, in compliance with covid-safe practices. The exhibit will be accompanied by programs provided either online or in hybrid forms that allow digital participation. All Bernalillo County Open Spaces are responding flexibly in the face of changing COVID-19 conditions and public health orders. We will share updated information on site-specific practices and restrictions on this page and recommend you check back before attending the exhibit. The museum and grounds are ADA compliant and NM-Safe Certified. As conditions and restrictions related to COVID-19 change, updated information can be found at both the exhibit website and https:/www.bernco.gov/coronavirus. You can also find the link to our video on Open Space outdoor etiquette during COVID-19 at these locations or on the BernCo YouTube channel. Please call 505-314-0400 for more information or to request accommodation.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center, 6029 Isleta SW
    Time:
    5/21/2021 12:00 AM - 7/31/2021 12:00 AM

  • Are you fascinated by the weather? Learn how to stay safe and be prepared. Join National Weather Service of Albuquerque Meteorologist who will teach the basics of severe local storms. This incredible two-hour workshop includes training about thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes, and more. This event is part of the volunteer SKYWARN weather spotters and volunteers training for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). Registration closes May 21.
    Time:
    5/22/2021 9:00 AM - 5/22/2021 11:00 AM

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