|CALL FOR ARTISTS:|
IN SIGHT- CIVIC PLAZA PUBLIC PIANOS
Albuquerque’s Public Art Program, in collaboration with SMG Management for Civic Plaza and Ripe Incorporated, is looking for artists to propose designs for two upright pianos that can be used by the public, which will engage music and visual arts with a lasting impact for the community to enjoy. Two pianos will available to be transformed into an interactive works of art.
The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. A full prospectus can be found at https://goo.gl/SFydUu.
|RISE AND TRY WEEK|
A variety of special events and programs are scheduled at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum during this week’s Rise and Try Week.
Spring Break Family Day, now in its 11th year, returns Wednesday, March 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy bubbles, gliders, golf discs, butterflies and hands-on art stations.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own kites or purchase in the Museum Shoppe to fly on the museum’s vast lawn. Guests can bring a picnic or enjoy food truck fare served on the Balloon Museum’s North Grounds. Entry to all activities is included with payment of regular Balloon Museum admission fees.
|FREE FIRST WEDNESDAY|
Start your month off right with free admission to Albuquerque Museum on Wednesday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the museum’s permanent collection, exhibitions include Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Art of Politics, The US-Mexico Border, and Mansions, Motoring, and Millennials.
FIESTAS DE ALBUQUERQUE
An afternoon of live music and dance is just one thing to enjoy during Albuquerque’s birthday celebration, Fiestas de Albuquerque, in Old Town on Saturday, April 7 from noon to 5 p.m.
There will be local food and beverages, the traditional Founders’ Procession at 3 p.m., live artists’ demonstrations, and the opportunity to visit Old Town’s unique shops and galleries. Free children’s activities include face painting and braving the 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the Parks & Recreation Dept.