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Albuquerque's Birthday Celebration

Festivities featuring all things Albuquerque.

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Albuquerque's Birthday Celebration | April 10-25, 2021

In efforts to support small businesses and the creative economy, while broadening community involvement in Albuquerque’s Birthday Celebration, the City of Albuquerque has formed a newly imagined two week-long experience from Saturday, April 10 to Sunday, April 25, 2021. The Department of Arts & Culture will offer a variety of fun-filled festivities for families to join and wish the City a Happy Birthday!

Dazzling Displays

The City of Albuquerque is calling for visual artists and local businesses to apply to participate in celebrating the City's 315th birthday. This opportunity will allow local artists to create and install displays in storefronts with the goal of attracting the public to support local businesses and celebrate all things Albuquerque.

Visual artists interested in participating are encouraged to submit a family-friendly, creative display proposal for the entire community to enjoy. In efforts to support local businesses and the creative economy, the City of Albuquerque will provide some funding that will assist in the cost of the art installation. Stipends start at $500. To be considered for Albuquerque's Birthday Celebration funding, proposals should be thoughtful, complete and incorporate creative criteria such as illuminated elements, visibility from the street, a family-friendly concept, wow factor, quality presentation, and uniqueness while incorporating a local theme.

  • If you are a business that has in-house staff capable of installing a display: Apply here.
  • If you are a business that would like to participate and needs to be paired with a local artist to install a display: Apply here.
  • If you are an artist who knows which business you will be working with: Apply here.
  • If you are an artist who would like to participate and need to be paired with a participating business: Apply here

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 12, 2021.

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