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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New Mexico Film Premiere of Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites

From the Award-winning director Elke Duerr, comes Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites. The first opportunity to view this film in New Mexico will be outdoors, under the stars at the stunning Open Space Visitor Center in celebration of its tenth anniversary. Introduction and Blessing by Peggy Wellknownbuffalo from the Crow Nation & Director Elke Duerr Buffalo Dance by Jim Red Eagle of the Nakota/Dakota/Lakota Nation, Screening of Bison Nation, 70 minutes, Q & A with the director, book signing We are still here. This is our story, the story of the bison, who inhabit the Northern Hemisphere. You might also know us as buffalo, tatanka, zubr, wisent, basha, Inii, ethanon, tatanga, It is a comical story, because sometimes we are caught in politics, colonialism or religion. It is a story of disconnection and destruction as well as a story of hope, resilience, beauty, interconnectedness, return and reunion. We are walking sacred sites because we take care of our biggest sacred site: The Earth. Elke is a filmmaker, conservationist and teacher and the founder and director of the nonprofit Web of Life Foundation W.O.L.F. Her favorite classes are with children as she loves to debunk myths and preconceived notions about our animals and natural world and revolutionize the way we see and experience nature. Her full-length documentary “Stories of Wolves-The Lobo returns” premiered in Santa Fe, New Mexico in October of 2011. She is the recent recipient of four awards for this film: Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards Stories of Wolves Documentary Feature Jury Mention, Hollywood Independent Documentary Awards Stories of Wolves Feature Winner, Hollywood Independent Documentary Awards Woman Filmmaker Feature Winner, and International Independent Film Awards Documentary Feature Silver Winner 2016.