Featured Events Spotlight

Opens October 15, 2016
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, 516 ARTS presents DECADE, a group exhibition and series of off-site projects that draw from the diverse local, national and international artists we have worked with since we opened. This exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and practices that 516 ARTS has explored since its inception.
October 4-30, 2016
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway's most recogni...
October 23, 2016
Join us for a family-oriented, Halloween-themed charitable 12-100 mile bike ride, full or half marathon, and 5k/10k walk/run. Whether you ride, run or walk, the 2016 Day of the Tread has a treat for everyone!
Through October 30, 2016
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque's Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians.
Through November 5, 2016
Día de los Muertos is a folk tradition reflecting the folkways and folklore of Mexico and the identity of its people. At the core Día de los Muertos traditions and rituals retain the primary mission of honoring, remembering and celebrating the life of all those who have come before us.
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Event Details
  • Time: Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4:30pm
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Admission: Free

  • Location: The Historic Village of Placitas

  • 3 Canon del Apache, Placitas, NM NM
  • Phone: 505-867-2450
  • Event Website

35th Annual Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale

Well-known for the arts, the Placitas Holiday Sale will be celebrating 35 years as one of the most entertaining arts & crafts fairs in New Mexico. Some of the finest Artists and Artisans come from all over our state to show their art at the Holiday Sale, held every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving in the historic Village of Placitas.

Painters, printmakers, ceramic and glass artists, woodworkers, silk painters, photographers, gourd artists, jewelers, metal artists and more will bring their handmade work to sell. Homemade clothing, leather goods, painted drums, hand-carved furniture, and much more art will be on display at the three central locations. Site #1, Anasazi Fields Winery; Site #2, The Big Tent, next to the Presbyterian Church and Site #3 the Placitas Elementary School.

The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale is spotlighting Nancy & Jon Couch as its 2016 Featured Artists. Long-time Placitas artists, the Couch's create glass Water Prisms that are popular throughout the world for the brilliant rainbows they produce by the refraction of sunlight, as well as their distinctive shapes.

Nestled at the foot of the Sandia Mountains and known for its beauty, Placitas is 25 miles north of Albuquerque and 50 miles south of Santa Fe. Visitors can take exit #242 from I-25 and drive east on Highway 165 for 6 miles to reach the village. Colorful signs will lead the way.

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