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516 ARTS

Contemporary Art for Everyone

516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit, contemporary artspace in the center of Downtown Albuquerque that celebrates thought-provoking art in the here and now. We feature local, national, and international artists and inspire curiosity, risk-taking and creative experimentation. 516 ARTS offers fresh perspectives on relevant issues and cultivates engagement between diverse artists and communities. 

Founded in 2006, 516 ARTS produces curated exhibitions focused on socially relevant topics, accompanied by public programs including collaborations with museums and organizations around the region and beyond, public art projects, talks, panel discussions, the 516 WORDS literary arts series, workshops, performances and more. Education programs include exhibitions tours for schools and community groups with curriculum support packets for teachers, youth activities and more. Many of the exhibitions feature artwork for sale, with a portion of sales benefiting our public programs, 

In 2016, 516ARTS established Fulcrum Fund as a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, distributing grants directly to artists for artist-organized activities in our region.