516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit contemporary arts organization, operating a museum-style gallery in the center of Downtown Albuquerque. 516 ARTS offers programs that inspire curiosity, dialogue, risk-taking and creative experimentation, showcasing a mix of established, emerging, local, national and international artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Programs include exhibitions, collaborations with museums and organizations around the region and beyond, public art projects, the 516 WORDS literary arts series, lectures, public forums, workshops, youth programs, performances and special community arts events like the Downtown Block Party. Presenting partners include the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Outpost Performance Space and UNM Art Museum, among others. Visit our website for more information.
Fires of Change explores the social and ecological issues behind the rise of catastrophic wildfires in the western United States through collaboration between scientists and contemporary artists. The ...
516 ARTS presents a solo show in the upstairs gallery by Karsten Creightney, an accomplished Albuquerque artist and UNM MFA alumnus. Paper Visions is the culmination of Creightney's latest body of wor...
Events in Albuquerque this week include Día de los Muertos celebrations, last chance for Growers' Markets, the Doggie Dash & Dawdle and more! Watch our KRQE events segment for all the details.…more
This week offers sweet treats with a caramel making workshop, a free concert from the New Mexico Philharmonic, spend Halloween at the KiMo Theatre or head down to the South Valley for the 22nd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration. …more
It's week thirty-two of our #365DaysOfEvents campaign. This week head out to Wagner's Farmland Experience in Corrales and make your way through the corn maze, view the partial solar eclipse and board the ABQ Trolley of Terror if you dare.…more
It's week nineteen of our #365DaysOfEvents campaign. This week be sure to check out the Digital Latin America exhibit, take the family to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science for a fun Family Summer Science Night. …more
Beginning on June 7th, 516 ARTS and other local sponsors will present the art event, Digital Latin America. Digital Latin America is part of the newly launched New Media New Mexico, which seeks to highlight media arts in our state. …more
The nonprofit 516 ARTS presents a fundraising event featuring Albuquerque-based, contemporary artists who, using the popular studio sale format, are selling selected works from their inventories.…more
516 ARTS and Westbund West have teamed up to present a pop-up exhibit at Westbund West featuring fresh new collages by over 20 local artists exploring the subject of Albuquerque’s eclectic identity.…more
516 ARTS is honored to announce that it has been awarded a prestigious national grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York for $100,000 ($50,000 a year for two years).…more