2000 Mountain Rd. NW – (505) 243-7255 – albuquerquemuseum.org
Sunday, September 8, 1-3pm
AABA presents our Local Treasures. For the sixth year, the Albuquerque Art Business Association is honoring area artists who not only excel in the arts, but who have given back to their communities. By sharing their time, talent, and passion, they help develop a whole new generation of art lovers and artists and sustain the hope that New Mexico will continue to be home to thousands of working artists for many years to come.
This year we honor eight artists as Local Treasures; Adabel Allen, J. Waid Griffin, Robert Kuester, Richard Maitland, Mary Carroll Nelson, Penny Singer, Bill Tondreau, and John Trever. We will award one “Preserving our Past for our Future” award to conservator Luis Neri Zagal at an awards ceremony at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Sunday, September 8, 1-3pm. Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy will speak. In addition there will be receptions for the artists throughout the month including First Friday Artscrawl on September 6 and Northeast Heights Artscrawl on September 20.
Central & 8th Street – Downtown Albuquerque – offcenterarts.org
Sunday, September 8th, 10am-4pm
The 11th Annual “We ART the People!” Folk Art Festival is a flurry of creativity giving everyone a chance to celebrate, experience and participate in the arts. Spontaneous fun for the whole family! Festivities include a Giant Puppet Parade, over 100 arts and crafts vendors selling affordable, locally-hand-made unique creations, free art activities with an Art Making Tent and Giant Coloring Book/Murals (for kids of ALL ages!) There will be two performance stages with five different styles of folk music, folk dancing, magic, performance art and food. This event is FREE