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BernCo Open Space Seeks Artists for 20th Celebration Event

The Bernalillo County Arts Board is looking for artists to create up to three art installations at Bachechi Open Space for the 20th anniversary celebration event of Bernalillo County Open Space on Sept. 28, 2018. Artists must submit proposals by July 20 to be considered. Artists in all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply, but must reside in Bernalillo County. Finalists will be announced on Aug. 1.
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BernCo Commission Approves Purchase Agreement for Asian American Monument Public Art Sculpture

The County Commission approved a motion authorizing an artwork purchase agreement with Cheryll Leo-Gwin and Stewart Wong, creators of the sculpture, "View from Gold Mountain," which will be located on the West side of the Second Judicial District Courthouse.
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The Making of Reels & Wheels

Learn about the making of Reels & Wheels, a combined public art piece and bus shelter.
reels and wheels

Artist to Open New Exhibit at Bachechi Open Space

Well-known New Mexico artist, Danielle Rae Miller is putting her latest artwork on display for public viewing. Bernalillo County Public Arts Program and Bernalillo County Open Space will host an opening reception for Miller on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bachechi Environmental Education Building.
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Reels and Wheels Documentary

The documentary follows the Reels and Wheels commission by the Arts Board and the design/build process by artist Howard Meehan and culminates with the dedication of the piece in front of the Hiland Theater on Central Avenue on historic Route 66.
Reels and Wheels


 

Our Philosophy

our philosophy
Bernalillo County's Public Art Program was established in 1992 with the adoption of the county’s Art in Public Places Ordinance.

Our Collection/Public Art Map

Our Collection
The Public Art Program currently has about 350 works of art placed around the county. Click here to see a map.

Our Board

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The 10-member Arts Board consists of appointed advisory members.
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Latest News
  • Bernalillo County’s East Mountain open space properties will be reopened starting Friday, July 13, at 8 a.m. Due to the recent monsoon rains, and increased humidity, Ojito de San Antonio, Sandia K...

  • Bernalillo County is set to cut the ribbon at the South Valley Pool to celebrate the grand opening of the state’s largest splash pad. Admission is free on Friday, July 20. WHO: County Commissio...

  • Registration for artisans, food trucks, cooks for the “chicharron challenge” and volunteers is now open for the 2018 version of the Bosque Chile Festival. The third annual Bosque Chile Festival is...

Community Services
  • Enjoy Pickleball for those ages 50 +. Free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Call (505) 468-7341 for more info.
    Location:
    South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW
    Time:
    7/20/2018 12:00 PM - 7/20/2018 4:30 PM

  • Join Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation for Teen 3-on-3 Basketball on Friday nights starting June 8. Participants must attend the 30-minute life skills workshop before playing basketball. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. in the gym. This program is free of charge, but participants must register.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105
    Time:
    7/20/2018 6:00 PM - 7/20/2018 10:00 PM

  • Join us every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for Summer Family Fun Days. This free, family-fun activity features themed and educational weekly crafts and experiments. Check the flier for specific monthly themes.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9251 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    7/22/2018 12:00 PM - 7/22/2018 5:00 PM

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