Martin Wannam, Memoria, on view at 516 ARTS

Windows on the Future

July 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020

516 ARTS, in partnership with Vital Spaces (Santa Fe) and Paseo Project (Taos) present a regional series of art installations in windows across our three cities.

The collaborative effort supports working artists with stipend payments and brings vibrancy and vitality to central and northern New Mexico’s commercial districts while still encouraging social distancing.

The public is invited to walk and drive by to see these scenes from the sidewalk and street. Windows include retail stores, office buildings, public libraries, galleries, museums, theaters, and hotels. The installations take on a variety of topics and styles in their imaginings of the future, from environmental to social interactions, from realistic to fantastic scenes.

For a map of where to find installations in Albuquerque, click HERE.


Lea Anderson, Exhibit/208, 208 Broadway Blvd SE

hazel batrezchavez, 100 Gold Ave SW Suite 104, (west window)

Frank Blazquez, 119 Gold Ave SW

Ophelia Cornet & Sofia Resnik, 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave SW

Peter Glidden, 102 Gold (SW corner of 1st and Gold)

Hernan Gomez Chavez, 100 Gold Ave SW Suite 104 (east window)

Kendra Grace, 119 Gold Ave SW (north window on 2nd St)

Megan Jacobs & Amaris Ketcham, 100 Gold Ave SW Suite 102 (east window)

nicholas b. jacobsen, 100 Gold Ave SW Suite 102 (west window)

Miguel Enrique Lastra, q-Staff Theatre, 400 Broadway Blvd SE

MK, 116 Gold Ave SW (between Tucanos & Sushi King)

Aziza Murray, Display window between 110 & 116 Central Ave SW

Myriam Tapp, 119 Gold Ave SW, corner window (Gold & 2nd St)

zac travis, Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras Ave NW

Cat & Hariette Tsosie, Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras Ave NW

Martin Wannam, 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave SW

David Weirdly, Cell Theatre, 700 1st St NW

Raina Wellman, 119 Gold Ave SW, (window closest to building entrance on Gold)


Neal Ambrose-Smith, Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW


Zahra Marwan, Tractor Brewing, 118 Tulane Ave SE

Charlotte Thurman & Tara Booth, Maple Street Dance Studio, 3215 Central Ave NE

Grace and Isabel Hees, The Carlisle, 3600 Central Ave SE

Santa Fe: Dani Prados, Jamison Chās Banks, Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG), Andrea Vargas-Mendoza with youth from Warehouse 21, Santa Fe Girls School Class Of 2020 with Shelley Robinson, Janet Bothne, Crystal Benson, Laurie Ann Larimer, The Eyes of Time, Rocío Rodríguez, Yvette Serrano and Kemely Gomez, Andres Machin with New Mexico School for the Arts Alumni, Chelsea Call, Robyn A. Frank, Daniel Forest, Amelia Bauer, Victor Teng, Ileana Alarcon, Benjamin N. Ortega, and Gregory Allen Waits with Linen Clay Productions.

Taos: Sarah Hart, J. Renee Tanner, Anaïs Rumfelt & Nina Silfverberg, Heather Bergerson, Mandy Stapleford, Sarah Bush and Tawni Shuler, Julie Lake, Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes, Laurel Taylor, Toby Morfin, Jodie Herrera, Nadine Lollino, Jessica Fitzgerald, Emily Schumacher, Anita Rodriguez, Deborah Lujan, and Betil Dagdelen.
“A Storefront Art Exhibition Must Balance Creative Expression With Private Interest” by Ellie Duke, Southwest Contemporary


“Hopeful message: Artworks brighten empty spaces amid pandemic in ABQ, Santa Fe, Taos” by Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal

“In New Mexico, Storefronts Become Spaces For Socially Distanced Art Showings,” by Michele Herrmann, Forbes

Series turns storefronts into art installations,” Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal

“Artists are trained for times like these The Paseo Project gets busy,” by Lynne Robinson, Taos News

“Murder of crows at the Kachina Lodge Artists and owner have a ‘creative difference’” by Crystal Starr, Taos News

“Windows on the Future, Will be Paid,” Pasatiempo/Santa Fe New Mexican

Special thanks to Falling Colors, The LOR Foundation and the Taos Community Foundation for their generous sponsorship of Windows on the Future. Thank you to Creative Santa Fe for partnering with Vital Spaces on the Santa Fe portion of the project, and Taos Mainstreet in Taos. Thank you to the businesses and private donors throughout Northern and Central New Mexico who have supported this project, providing the use of their windows and volunteer time. And thank you to Joan Vorderbruggen, Director of Hennepin Theatre District Engagement, Hennepin Theatre Trust in Minneapolis, Minnesota for all of her generous guidance.