516 Central Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 242-1445
516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit contemporary arts organization, operating a museum-style gallery in the center of Downtown Albuquerque and offering programs that inspire curiosity, dialogue, risk-taking and creative experimentation, showcasing a mix of established, emerging, local, national and international artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Programs include exhibitions, collaborations with museums and organizations, public art projects, the 516 WORDS literary arts series, lectures, public forums, workshops, youth programs, performances and special community arts events like the Downtown Block Party.
Openings and events draw large, diverse crowds and generate excitement, dialogue and interaction among artists and the public. Schools and community groups visit the exhibitions for educational tours and activities throughout the exhibitions. 516 ARTS is known for its leadership of collaborations that have drawn national and international audiences and media coverage. 516 ARTS collaborates with an array of arts organizations and academic and civic institutions in our region and beyond, which expands the exposure of the artists we present as well as the reach and impact of our programs.