CALENDAR

Sep
14
Fri
Raton International Art Exhibition & Sale @ International Bank
Sep 14 – Sep 21 all-day

Annual International Art Exhibition & Sale at International Bank

The Annual International Art Exhibit & Sale is sponsored by Raton Arts & Humanities Council. For more information contact: Brenda Ferri @ 575-445-2052 or got to: www.ratonarts.org

International Art Show

Join us at International Bank, Sept. 14-21

https://www.ratonarts.org/docs/Invitation_to_artists_2018.pdf

Sep
21
Fri
Red River Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

Aspencade Art & Crafts Festival

Head to the southern Rockies for this exciting event featuring handmade crafts, jewelry, home furnishings, food, art, pottery, and specialty goods. The fall colors are one of a kind and the local flavor of art is just as unique and beautiful. Enjoy shopping outdoors in the spacious Brandenburg Park or head into the Red River Conference Center for more to explore.

Red River Folk Festival accompanied Aspencade this past year and was a huge success. Expect to see the 4th Annual Red River Folk Festival at Aspencade in 2018!

Taos Fall Arts Festival
Sep 21 – Sep 30 all-day

TAOS FALL ARTS FEST: SEPTEMBER 21-30, 2018

In the Land of Enchantment exists a Place of Extraordinary: Taos.

Nestled amongst breathtaking vistas, blanketed under luminous skies, and steeped in an enticing blend of cultural diversity, Taos has inspired artists for over a century and risen to prominence as a world class art destination. Each autumn, both locals and visitors gather in anticipation of the Taos Fall Arts Festival (TFAF), an opportunity to experience and celebrate all the artists of Taos.

Join us for our Open Exhibition opening reception on September 21, 5-8pm at the Historic Guadalupe Parish Gymnasium, 205 Don Fernando Road. The show will remain on view through September 30.

Opening Artist’s Reception & Awards Ceremony, Friday evening, September 21, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Daily Hours, September 22 – 30, 10:00am – 6:00pm

For over forty years the Taos Fall Arts Festival has been successful because of our artists and volunteers. If you would like to volunteer in capacities from take-in art days to greeting our many visitors please contact our volunteer coordinator, Anna, at taosfaf@gmail.com.

Sep
22
Sat
Albuquerque Mural Fest
Sep 22 – Oct 13 all-day

When Nature Calls

September 22nd – October 13th


Beautify, Unify & Showcase!

West Downtown, Downtown, EDo, South Broadway, Barelas, Wells Park, Nob Hill, International District, Indian Acres and @Midtown

 

This year’s theme When Nature Calls brings focus to Planet Earth’s climate crisis and how it is effecting all life on this floating rock we call home.  From California being on fire to Houston, Puerto Rico & Hawaii drowning in water and lava to New Mexico facing one of the worst droughts in history – we felt a need to bring our world community together through murals, music and culinary arts to highlight solutions we can all play a part in moving forward.

 

Beautify

We aim to build off of last years success and good vibes where we had 45 muralists on 12 locations throughout Downtown, EDo and Wells Park.  This year we plan to bridge the Central Corridor, blessing our city with positive pieces of art, celebrating Mother Earth and all she provides.

Sustainability, global warming, water protectors, farm-to-table, healthy eating habits and the strength of community to turn crisis into opportunity will be among the themes being painted in this year’s festival.

 

Unify

We are bringing artists, non-profits, local businesses, neighborhood associations & main streets, The City of Albuquerque and You together to celebrate our culture and the path to a safer, more sustainable future.

Mural Fest 2018 calendar dates align with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We will be offering the million visitors to our city with exciting adventures in art, music and cuisine spurring economic growth for local businesses and our artist community.

Mural Fest is a catylist in the development of a more unified, safer, beautiful city. We go about this in several different ways:

• Offering a Festival Pass which has over 100+ businesses along the Central Corridor with free, cool stuff and discounts on goods and services. We want to drive as much traffic as possible to these struggling merchants suffering from the construction of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project.

• The launching of The Hub ABQ: city guide, magazine, event calendar and on-line shop (August 2018). This is our love affair with The Land of Enchantment showcasing everything we do great! Offering marketing, design and consulting services to local businesses, non-profits and creators throughout New Mexico.

• Turn Albuquerque into an International Arts District for three weeks every year. We aim to keep the million visitors from Balloon Fiesta to stay in Albuquerque as well as attract art lovers from around the world. This will not only boost local, national and International tourism, but plant seeds of empowerment & pride in our local art scene.

• Form a non-profit alliance coalition: Mural Fest will offer non-profit organizations a space to share their mission online, in print and at several events throughout the festival along with year-round representation on The Hub ABQ. In doing so we want to plant seeds of communication and action steps that every organization can make to form greater partnerships with other civic-minded individuals and organizations.

• A marketing & promotional avenue for neighborhood associations, main streets, The City of Albuquerque, non-profits and our artist community. Mural Fest & The Hub ABQ are champions of our neighborhoods and their common mission moving forward as a safer, more economicly viable, inspiring place to raise a family. It has been proven that more foot traffic decreases crime and that murals squash vandalism while raising community pride and tourism.

 

Showcase

For twenty two days we aim to turn Albuquerque into an International Arts District, featuring some of the worlds most renowned muralists along side New Mexico’s best. There will also be community walls where emerging artists, youth and the entire family will have the opportunity to create a piece together.

We are coordinating with local businesses and non-profits to offer dozens of art, music and culinary events throughout the festival. There will be a full calendar paired with the Festival Pass giving participants free entry and discounted deals to over 100 restaurants and local shops.

There will also be a film being shot throughout the festival interviewing people of all walks of life on their views of what they love about our city and how we can improve it. Mural Fest is the foundation in which artists, non-profits and local businesses can roll their carts to, plant their seeds and dream up a brighter future for all citizens of our great city!

The problems we face as a city might be bigger than you, they might be bigger than me, but they are not bigger than you and me! Can you dig it?

Celebrate Mural Fest right with the 2018 Festival Pass!

Featuring Albuquerque’s best restaurants, bars and shops.

Get Free Food & Drinks,
Discounts to Your Favorite Shops,
Entry to Awesome Events

The pass is a mere $100 with a value of over $300 of cool free swag!
The pass will be availble to purchase online and at selected locations throughout ABQ & Santa Fe.
Check back soon for the full list 🙂

Get on the Pass!

Are you a local restaurant, bar or shop? Let us help drive our audience to you. It’s all about getting butts in seats. Come join the party.

Email us here for more info@MuralFest.com

Events

Check back soon for updates to the calendar!

Saturday Sept 22nd
Opening Ceremonies 
@ Banque Lofts Rooftop
219 Central Ave NW
Downtown
5:30pm
BanqueLofts.com

Sunday Sept 23rd
The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St SW
Barelas
10am – 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Fresco Exchange • Collective Exhibition
DJ Josh Burg & Grinch Muzik

@ OT Circus
709 Central Ave NW
Downtown
2-9pm
FrescoExchange.com

Saturday Sept 29th
TEDx ABQ
@ National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW
Barelas
TEDxABQ.com

@Midtown Block Party
@ Keshet Center for the Arts
4121 Cutler Ave NE 87110
@Midtown
6pm – 9pm
KeshetArts.org

Sunday Sept 30th
The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St SW
Barelas
10am – 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Flamenco Works Block Party
1010 Coal Ave SW
Barelas
12pm – 8pm
FlamencoWorks.org

Friday Oct 5th
First Friday Gallery Night

@ Duel, Relic, OT Circus, Boese Brothers, Gallery Chaco & Tortuga Gallery
7pm – till

Saturday Oct 6th
ABQ Corks & Brews

@ The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St. SW
Barelas
12-4pm
ABQCorksAndBrews.com

Sister Bar Concert
Alxxs Garza & Nosotros

407 Central Ave NW
Downtown
8pm – till
SisterTheBar.com

Sunday Oct 7th
The Rail Yards Market

777 1st St. SW
Barelas
10am – 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Nob Hill Block Party
Central & Tulane
Nob Hill
12pm – 7pm

Monday Oct 8th
Emerson Elementary School Block Party

3407 Central Ave NE
International District
6pm

Rustic Star Anniversary Party
3407 Central Ave NE
Nob Hill
all day

Friday Oct 12th
Family Style Vol. III • Collective Exhibition
@ Artichoke Cafe
424 Central Ave SE
EDo
6-10pm
ArtichokeCafe.com

Saturday Oct 13th
Octo Fair • EDo Block Party 

Central & Edith
EDo

High Road Artisans Art Tour @ Sante Fe to Taos
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is a lovely, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. It offers magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages.

This lovely scenery has inspired many artists and artisans who live along the High Road, some of whom are featured in our blog:

We welcome you to come, explore, and help sustain the rural economy of this charming, centuries-old region. Always the last two full weekends of September, the 2018 High Road Art Tour takes place September 22, 23 and 29,  30.

On both weekends during the tour there will be farmers’ markets set-up at Gaucho Blue in Peñasco and at High Road Art Gallery in Truchas.

We will also have some farm locations open to the public throughout the two weekends.

Download the 2018 High Road Art Tour brochure with map .

While the High Road Art Tour Brochure is meant to be used as a year-round guide to the studio sites within the region, please note that not all sites on the map are open for visitors year-round. Please call or email the artist(s) before you go on days other than the studio tour weekends.

Please consider supporting our organization, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donations are tax deductible.

High Road Artisans Art Tour @ Sante Fe to Taos
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

General Information

The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is a lovely, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. It offers magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages.

This lovely scenery has inspired many artists and artisans who live along the High Road, some of whom are featured in our blog:

We welcome you to come, explore, and help sustain the rural economy of this charming, centuries-old region. Always the last two full weekends of September, the 2018 High Road Art Tour takes place September 22, 23 and 29,  30.

 

On both weekends during the tour there will be farmers’ markets set-up at Gaucho Blue in Peñasco and at High Road Art Gallery in Truchas.

We will also have some farm locations open to the public throughout the two weekends.

 

Download the 2018 High Road Art Tour brochure with map .

While the High Road Art Tour Brochure is meant to be used as a year-round guide to the studio sites within the region, please note that not all sites on the map are open for visitors year-round. Please call or email the artist(s) before you go on days other than the studio tour weekends.

Please consider supporting our organization, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donations are tax deductible.

Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Sep 22 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.

Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Sep
23
Sun
Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
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. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109

Sep
29
Sat
Corrales Harvest Festival @ La Entrada Park
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

SEPT 29 & 30, 2018

10am – 6pm

Harvest Festival is a beautiful fall weekend full of activities organized by the Kiwanis Club of Corrales Foundation. This is a Non-profit event staffed by volunteers. Net proceeds are awarded to non-profit organizations supporting children’s programs and animal welfare organizations.

 

New this year!

A Corrales Harvest Festival Kickoff at Casa Vieja
Friday Night, September 28, 2018

Schedule of Events

Saturday

When

What

Where

Stop#

All Day Live Music! Corrales Rec Center
& La Entrada Park
3, 14
All Day Hay Rides Throughout the Village All
9am Pet Parade 200 Target Road to Anderson Lot
(N. of Post Office)
7, 11
10am – 6:30pm  Many Activities (Schedule) Village Mercantile 1
9am–5pm Food Tasting, Giveaways,
CHAMP Demonstrations
Frontier Mart Meadowlark
& Corrales Rd
2
9am–5pm Arts & Crafts Show La Entrada Park 14
10am–5pm Library Book Sales La Entrada Park 14
9am–5pm Business/Non_Profit Fair Village Office Complex 4
9am–5pm Kids Zone Soccer Field 6
9am–5pm Casa San Ysidro Casa San Ysidro 9
12 noon–6pm Wine Fair Corrales Community Sciences
W. Ella & Corrales Rd
13
10am–5pm Model Train Display Annex Building at Village Offices 4
9am–5pm Music, Produce, etc. Wagner Farms 8

Sunday

When

What

Where

Stop#

All Day Live Music! Corrales Rec Center
& La Entrada Park
3, 14
All Day Hay Rides Throughout the Village All
9am Pet Parade 200 Target Road to Anderson Lot
(N. of Post Office)
10am-6pm Many Activities (Schedule) Village Mercantile
9am–4pm Arts & Crafts Show La Entrada Park 14
10am–5pm Library Book Sales La Entrada Park 14
9am–5pm Business/Non_Profit Fair Village Office Complex 4
12noon–6pm Wine Fair Corrales Community Sciences
W. Ella & Corrales Rd
13
9am–1pm Growers’ Market Corrales Rec Center 3
9am–5pm Kids Zone Soccer Field 6
9am–5pm Casa San Ysidro Casa San Ysidro 9
10am–5pm Model Train Display Annex Building at Village Offices 4
9am–5pm Music, Produce, etc. Wagner Farms 8
High Road Artisans Art Tour @ Sante Fe to Taos
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is a lovely, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. It offers magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages.

This lovely scenery has inspired many artists and artisans who live along the High Road, some of whom are featured in our blog:

We welcome you to come, explore, and help sustain the rural economy of this charming, centuries-old region. Always the last two full weekends of September, the 2018 High Road Art Tour takes place September 22, 23 and 29,  30.

On both weekends during the tour there will be farmers’ markets set-up at Gaucho Blue in Peñasco and at High Road Art Gallery in Truchas.

We will also have some farm locations open to the public throughout the two weekends.

Download the 2018 High Road Art Tour brochure with map .

While the High Road Art Tour Brochure is meant to be used as a year-round guide to the studio sites within the region, please note that not all sites on the map are open for visitors year-round. Please call or email the artist(s) before you go on days other than the studio tour weekends.

Please consider supporting our organization, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donations are tax deductible.

High Road Artisans Art Tour @ Sante Fe to Taos
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

General Information

The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is a lovely, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. It offers magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages.

This lovely scenery has inspired many artists and artisans who live along the High Road, some of whom are featured in our blog:

We welcome you to come, explore, and help sustain the rural economy of this charming, centuries-old region. Always the last two full weekends of September, the 2018 High Road Art Tour takes place September 22, 23 and 29,  30.

 

On both weekends during the tour there will be farmers’ markets set-up at Gaucho Blue in Peñasco and at High Road Art Gallery in Truchas.

We will also have some farm locations open to the public throughout the two weekends.

 

Download the 2018 High Road Art Tour brochure with map .

While the High Road Art Tour Brochure is meant to be used as a year-round guide to the studio sites within the region, please note that not all sites on the map are open for visitors year-round. Please call or email the artist(s) before you go on days other than the studio tour weekends.

Please consider supporting our organization, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donations are tax deductible.

Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Sep 29 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.

Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Sep
30
Sun
High Road Artisans Art Tour @ Sante Fe to Taos
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day

The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is a lovely, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. It offers magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages.

This lovely scenery has inspired many artists and artisans who live along the High Road, some of whom are featured in our blog:

We welcome you to come, explore, and help sustain the rural economy of this charming, centuries-old region. Always the last two full weekends of September, the 2018 High Road Art Tour takes place September 22, 23 and 29,  30.

On both weekends during the tour there will be farmers’ markets set-up at Gaucho Blue in Peñasco and at High Road Art Gallery in Truchas.

We will also have some farm locations open to the public throughout the two weekends.

Download the 2018 High Road Art Tour brochure with map .

While the High Road Art Tour Brochure is meant to be used as a year-round guide to the studio sites within the region, please note that not all sites on the map are open for visitors year-round. Please call or email the artist(s) before you go on days other than the studio tour weekends.

Please consider supporting our organization, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donations are tax deductible.

High Road Artisans Art Tour @ Sante Fe to Taos
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day

General Information

The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is a lovely, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. It offers magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages.

This lovely scenery has inspired many artists and artisans who live along the High Road, some of whom are featured in our blog:

We welcome you to come, explore, and help sustain the rural economy of this charming, centuries-old region. Always the last two full weekends of September, the 2018 High Road Art Tour takes place September 22, 23 and 29,  30.

 

On both weekends during the tour there will be farmers’ markets set-up at Gaucho Blue in Peñasco and at High Road Art Gallery in Truchas.

We will also have some farm locations open to the public throughout the two weekends.

 

Download the 2018 High Road Art Tour brochure with map .

While the High Road Art Tour Brochure is meant to be used as a year-round guide to the studio sites within the region, please note that not all sites on the map are open for visitors year-round. Please call or email the artist(s) before you go on days other than the studio tour weekends.

Please consider supporting our organization, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donations are tax deductible.

Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
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. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109

Oct
5
Fri
Red River Oktoberfest @ Red River Conference Center
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

Oktoberfest

Meet Ms Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Authentic German food & music, craft beer & New Mexico wines, arts & crafts vendors, entertaining games & contests, ski trip giveaway, family friendly activities, changing colors, and more!

Admission is only $5 for the whole weekend! You can buy your commemorative taster mug for $10 or stein glass for $20 when you get to the park: includes beer tastings.

ACTIVITIES

Oktoberfest Beard/Mustache Competition

“No shave November” now starts in October! Come show us the hairs on your chin-y chin chin!
Prizes for Best Overall Beard and Best Overall Mustache

Children’s Pumpking Painting

Live Polka Music

Come experience Live Polka Music by the band Eurofest

DJ JP will be spinning your favorite polka (and non-polka) hits all weekend long!

MS & MR OKTOBERFEST COMPETITION

Get out your loveliest dirndl or heartiest lederhosen and come compete for $100 in cash. The Miss Oktoberfest competition will begin at 12pm and include a stein holding contest and an obstacle course. Immediately following, the Mr. Oktoberfest competition begins.  This event includes a stein holding contest, an obstacle course, and maybe a special surprise category. Sign up at the Chamber of Commerce booth when you arrive at the park. Viel Glück (good luck)!

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details
Located in the Conference Center, 101 W. River Street
Telephone: (575) 754-2366
Fax: (575) 754-3104
Email: rrinfo@redriverchamber.org

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival @ Sandia Resort & Casino
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

Oct 5-7 & Oct 12-14  30th Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 

Now Ranked #10 in the Nation! – Sunshine Artist Magazine, 2018

Every October thousands of shoppers and collectors from all over the world attend the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, which coincides with Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta.  This juried show features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S., offering tourists and residents a unique, world-class art experience.  The people of Albuquerque recognize the show by the landmark ‘Big White Tent’ – which is bigger than a football field!  In addition to a fantastic artist lineup, the festival features great entertainment and music in the outdoor pavilion, a culinary arts tent with samples of New Mexican fare, artist demonstrations, a Kids’ Creation Station, great eats and more!

LOCATION

In the Big White Tent at Sandia Resort & Casino

DATES

October 5-7 & Oct 12-14, 2018

HOURS

Fridays: 9am–5pm

Saturdays: 9am–5pm

Sundays: 9am–5pm

Tickets must be purchased at the door

ONE-DAY PASS $10

Kids under 12 FREE

FESTIVAL PASS $14

(Admission for all 6 days)

GRANDE PASS $23

(Unlimited Admission AND FREE PARKING at our shows at Expo New Mexico.)

PARKING

FREE COVERED PARKING. (Where? Click here.) HANDICAPPED PARKING is adjacent to the tent.  There are also parking shuttles provided by the resort.  The festival is on flat astroturf and is fully accessible.  

200 ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN

Shop from the works of the best artists & craftsmen from all over the country, including a great selection of artists new to the show!

ENTERTAINMENT

Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing entertainment in our outdoor shaded pavilion.

AND MUCH MORE

This family–oriented festival features something for everyone – great shopping, dozens of ‘Artists at Work’, an outdoor food court, a large selection of specialty foods booths, beer and wine, the Kids’ Creation Station and More!

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.