WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 12-6pm
WHERE: on 2nd Street between Lead & Coal, Downtown Albuquerque
HOW MUCH: FREE
Art, music, food & fun for the whole family!
Everyone is invited to join the fun at the Downtown Block Party, an outdoor festival of arts and culture on Saturday, September 16, 12-5pm on 2nd Street between Lead and Coal Avenues in Downtown Albuquerque. Admission is free and families are encouraged to attend.
The Downtown Block Party is at this location for the second year. It became a tradition starting in 2012 established by 516 ARTS where it was held for several years on Central Avenue. The annual Downtown Block Party is unique in its particular emphasis on arts programming and collaboration among arts organizations. This year’s line-up includes programming from 516 ARTS, Axle Contemporary, The Orpheum Arts Space, Rock 101, The Sanitary Tortilla Factory and Warehouse 508.
Joseph Toledo of Jemez Pueblo, who is arranging Jemez Pueblo youth dancers to perform as part of 516 ARTS’ Cross Pollination activities at the block party, says, “Our local Jemez Day School dance group called the Little Eagle Drum Group will be performing the Butterfly Dance, which holds all pollination properties. In dance, song, and attire, the significance of the dance pollinates all living mother earth existence. Without pollination, nothing grows.”
Check out music by local musicians including the teen girl band Hiss with Rock 101 and Space Blanket with Warehouse 508. Shop local crafts and artisan products presented by Moonlight Market. And enjoy craft beer and cider, food trucks, and a variety of games including pool tables, badminton and pinball.
This year, The Sanitary Tortilla Factory and Sidetrack Brewing are the lead presenters of the Downtown Block Party, in partnership with 516 ARTS, Downtown Albuquerque MainStreet /Downtown Arts & Cultural District and the following businesses: Tractor Brewing Company, A Good Sign, HomeWise and Gertrude Zachary.
Sheri Crider, owner of The Sanitary Tortilla Factory and lead organizer of the event, says, “I really enjoy bringing people together, especially people who might not ever meet under different circumstances. The hope with this event is that the activities will bring people to downtown who might not normally venture this direction and allow them to interact and come together in new ways.”
Downtown Block Party Activities Include:
MUSIC & DANCE
Hiss, Kevin Herig with Rock 101 – 12:00pm Jemez Pueblo Little Eagle Drum Group – Butterfly Dance – presented by 516 ARTS – 2:00pmSpace Blanket with Warehouse 508- 4:00pm
Cross Pollination activities with 516 ARTS
Steve Barry: Wave, an exhibit inside the gallery at the Sanitary Tortilla Factory
Text & Image: Playing with Haiga, an exhibit in Axle Contemporary Mobile GalleryOpen Artists’ Studios inside the Sanitary Tortilla FactoryLive Painting with Warehouse 508
ARTS & CRAFTSArtisan Market curated by Moonlight Marketing
Badminton • Jenga • Corn Hole • Pinball • Billiards
FOOD & DRINK
The Supper Truck • Sidetrack Brewing • Tractor Brewing
Our first artist-in-residence Christine Wong Yap just launched her website for Belonging.
“The goal of Belonging is to reveal the pivotal experiences that shape one’s sense of belonging and connectedness to a place and country, and how it ultimately defines our authentic selves; and to say, We All Belong Here.”
Special thanks to 516 Arts, City of Albuquerque Public Art & Coronado Decorating and paint.
Opening: First Friday, March 3, 6-9 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 23, 6-7 pm
In this immersive installation of video, performance, sound, lithography, and sculpture, Erin Fussell transforms an urban desert flood control dam into a creative site.
Read more about our exciting news here:
June 17 – August 28, 2016
Ashley Autumn, Michael Apolo Gomez, JC Gonzo, Sam Atakra Haozous, Invasive, Nick Simko & Aaron Mcintosh, Eros, Logan Bellew, Kirstyn Russell
The Sanitary Tortilla Factory is pleased to announce a collection of queer photographers and queer subject matters that expand the ideas of identity, politics and image-making. Queering the Lens is an exhibition of photographic based works that stretch the dominant norms of the contemporary categories of photography. The exhibition is not a collection of specific sexual identities but of the act of looking at the world itself. The works selected for this exhibition create an opportunity to posit the viewer in a context of queerness. The layered disruption of both subject and artifact create moments of subjectivity where queerness can dismantle labels while creating open ended inquiry. Queering the Lens is part of the PhotoSummer exhibition program and is co-curated by Jessamyn Lovell & Sheri Crider.
April 22, 2016
Yes To All is dedicated to Laancer, and to Vana’diel, the digital world she lives in. In the show, Laancer takes one last look at her world. Once-bustling cities and markets are quiet. The beaches are empty. Old friends have disappeared as though they never existed at all. Soon she will disappear, too. Digital avatars leave no traces: no footsteps, no voices, no ghosts. Who will remember Vana’diel when its servers are finally shut down? Some goodbyes are longer, and more difficult, than others.
April 15, 4:00 PM
A CONDENSED SLEEPOVER GROUP HYPNOSIS MFA TALK. Together we will journey into the unconscious mind
PLEASE BRING YOUR SLEEPING BAG, PILLOWS, BLANKETS, WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE COMFORTABLE.
This will start PROMPTLY at 4:00 PM and not run past 5:30 PM.