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: 9am-12pm
  • Admission: $10-$15

  • Location: 516 ARTS

  • 516 Central Ave S.W., Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • Phone: 505-242-1445
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Workshop: Personal Narrative: Spoken Word with Dahlak

516 ARTS and Outpost Performance Space present a special workshop for teens and adults with NPN Resident Artist Dahlak from Los Angeles. He says, "Personal narrative is a key element in the writing of Hip Hop artists. The culture expects that emcees use lived experiences as a springboard for any topic they choose to tackle. The autobiographical, however, is usually only a foundation of the over-arching narrative." Participants will write, share and be encouraged to re-imagine their personal narratives in order to speak to their society with relevance. The goal of the workshop is to free participants from being "bound" to the facts, and instead use their imaginations to highlight parts of their stories.