Albuquerque – The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is proud to present Women & Creativity 2009, a month-long celebration from March 1 - 31 promoting women in the arts. This festival is sponsored by Mark Pardo Salons and runs the entire month of March.  In collaboration with over 35 arts organizations, artists, writers, and independent business owners, this celebration features more than 50 events and exhibitions, at various venues throughout Albuquerque and Santa Fe, such as: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 516 ARTS, Georgia O’Keefe Museum, and Harwood Art Center, Explora, and The Lensic Performing Arts Center, as well as many other participating partners.

Events in the Women & Creativity 2009 celebration are filled with renowned musical and comedic performances, workshops, classes, and lectures, all honoring the creative efforts of women in a multi-dimensional manner. This festival encourages public participation on many levels. Similarly, it aims to recognize and celebrate the creative women within our community and the artistic and imaginative spirits within each of us!  Ticket prices for NHCC shows will vary by event. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets, or in person at the NHCC box office. The NHCC is located at 1701 4th Street SW (Corner of 4th Street and Avenida César Chávez). Fees for venues other than NHCC will vary by location.

Partners in the Women & Creativity 2009 celebration include: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Foundation, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Mark Pardo Salons, 516 ARTS, Camino Real Productions, College of Santa Fe, Departments of Creative Writing and Art, College of Santa Fe Department of Moving Image Arts (MOV), Combing Cultures Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, Diva D’Luxe, Explora, Georgia O’Keefe Museum, Harwood Art Center, Hispanic Women’s Council, Instituto Cervantes, Keshet Dance Company, La Colectiva De Raices/KUNM, La Parada Mercantile, Las Meganenas, La Tiendita, Laurie Magovern, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Littleglobe Inc, Loren Kahn Puppet & Object Theatre, Maple Street DanceSpace, More Than Organized, Outpost Performance Space, Patricia Forbes Art, Prime Time Publishing, Rainbow Artists, SCA Contemporary Art, Teatro Nuevo México, UNM Women’s Resource Center, Urban Chickens, Weaving Ourselves Whole, and WIMIN: Women in Movement in New Mexico.  A complete listing of all Women & Creativity events can be downloaded from the homepage of the NHCC website at 

The mission of the National Hispanic Cultural Center is to preserve and promote Hispanic arts and humanities at the state, national and international levels.  The NHCC is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.