City of ABQ wants your feedback on art icon

July 10th, 2014 at 6:35 pm by under Latest Posts

The Albuquerque Arts Board and the Public Art Program are pleased to invite the public to an information session about numerous new public art opportunities for Downtown Albuquerque and beyond.

The Arts Board developed its 2013 Strategic Plan informed in part by a community and visitor survey in late 2012. Over 30 project requests submitted by community members, artists and elected officials during 2013 were reviewed against the Strategic Plan Evaluation Matrix based on what the survey takers expressed as favorable public art themes styles and locations.

“Our public art pieces help define us as a city and really tell our story,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “Albuquerque is enriched with traditions and a depth of cultural heritage, community projects like these unite us with meaningful visuals. Downtown is the ideal venue to showcase these identifying works of art.”

Twenty new projects were identified to roll out over the next 12-14 months. Five large scale projects are slated for the Downtown core with an additional 15 throughout other areas of the city. Other public art projects include Bike Trails, destination venues such as the BioPark and Balloon Museum, bus and train stops and community centers all scored high among the submitted ideas.

The public information session will take place on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the historic KiMo Theatre at 5:30 pm. Citizens, artist and civic leaders are all invited to attend.

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