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Downtown Albuquerque Arts & Cultural District
1 Civic Plaza NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Central

Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city and a gathering place of diverse arts and cultural experiences including arts galleries, significant public art, and numerous performance venues. Albuquerque is home to many events including Mariachi Spectacular, Downtown Summerfest, and other innovative activities that bring people downtown each year. The district includes the historic KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque Convention Center, and a wealth of live music venues. A strong contemporary art presence is at the forefront of Downtown Albuquerque’s Arts & Cultural District. There are a variety of galleries including 516 ARTS an independent, nonprofit contemporary arts organization, Richard Levy Gallery and Central Features Contemporary Art. The Sanitary Tortilla Factory - a new visual art center includes art studios and gallery space. Downtown Albuquerque is home to a proliferation of adventurous contemporary murals by local, national and international artists. Located in both prominent locations on and near Central Avenue as well as some of the back alleys, murals created by accomplished professional artists with youth apprentices bring the streets of Downtown alive. The district is a leader in the creative economy providing numerous cultural experiences, including public art and historic building walking tours; and a wealth of food selections, microbreweries and distilleries that are sure to fuel cultural visitors.