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Bernalillo County to Dedicate Blake Road Mural Project

On Nov. 1 at the NE corner of Blake Road and Coors Boulevard SW a mural, titled “Her Reflection is Resilience” that honors women of color who have raised and nurtured the South Valley community for generations will be dedicated.
blake road mural dedication friday, november 1, 10:30 a.m.

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.
mural dedication

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!

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

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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 over 450 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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  • Join us for Fall Family Fun Days each Sunday at Bachechi Open Space from noon to 5 p.m. This month's theme is Birding! Count the cranes passing overhead as we map their migration and learn about what adaptations allow birds to fly. Discover how feathers and how hollow bird bones work and make a bird feeder to take home.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    11/17/2019 12:00 PM - 11/17/2019 5:00 PM

  • Join us for pickleball Mondays through Saturdays at Los Vecinos Community Center!
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    11/18/2019 9:00 AM - 11/18/2019 12:00 PM

  • Join us Mondays and Thursdays from 12 to 1:30 for Home School P.E. for kids ages 6-14. See fliyer for cost and semesters.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 and a half, Old Highway 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    11/18/2019 12:00 PM - 11/18/2019 1:30 PM

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