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All Black & White S.T.E.A.M Night Event

Monthly event for curious minds of all ages on June 18 includes live music.

June 13, 2022 - The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum announces its next event, S.T.E.A.M. Nights at the Balloon Museum, with the theme All Black & White, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. Join the Balloon Museum and presenting partner the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for an evening event of bold pattern and design in celebration of the museum's exhibition All Black and White.

Whether it’s in the uniforms worn by “Zebras” or Launch Directors during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® or in the artwork by New Mexican artists, black and white design is an important part of our culture and shared history. Visitors can meet artists featured in the exhibition and create works of art under their guidance. There will be hands on art activities for all ages, live music by the Adrian Wall Trio, and a food truck.

Visitors can contribute to a group mural of balloons painted in the style of Native American pottery with painter and muralist Amanda Beardsley and sculpt a three-dimensional work led by mixed-media artist, Shawn Turung. Bring your own white t-shirt and learn about screen printing techniques from artist Karl Bautista.

“So many great elements of our New Mexico culture will be explored at this fun-filled event,” said Museum Manager Nan Masland. “We invite you to wear a black and white outfit as we celebrate black and white design in the arts and ballooning.”

A food truck will be on site with snack and dinner options. Weather permitting, there will be a Radio Controlled hot air balloon inflation. Guest are invited tour all exhibitions including All Black and White.

Tickets will be sold at the door, but space is limited. Advance tickets are available at Admission to the event is $6 for adults ($5 with New Mexico ID), $4 for seniors 65 and older, $3 for youth ages 6 to 17, and free for children 5 and under.