Our Department

Albuquerque is a culturally rich community, due in large part to the efforts of the City's Department of Arts & Culture.  With 18 libraries, two museums, two performance theaters, a zoo, aquarium, botanic garden and popular fishing ponds, numerous large- and small-scale family-friendly events and activities, a vast array of public art, the historic plazas of Old Town, government television, and much more, our department sustains Albuquerque's quality of life at a high level for residents and visitors alike.

Executive Contacts

Main Phone: (505) 768-3556 (311 locally, Relay NM or 711)

Email: [email protected]

Director: Dr. Shelle Sanchez

Deputy Director: Elsa Menendez

Deputy Director: Brandon Gibson

Executive Assistant to the Director: Karl Ortiz

ABQ BioPark Director: Stephanie Stowell

Albuquerque Museum Director: Andrew Connors

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Manager: Nan Masland

Community Events Manager: Bree Ortiz

Fiscal Manager: Denise Ortiz

KiMo Theatre Manager: Larry Parker

Marketing Manager: Tanya Lenti

Media Services Manager: Diego Lucero

Public Art Urban Enhancement Program Manager: Sherri Brueggemann

Public Library Director: Dean P. Smith

Senior Personnel/Labor Relations Officer: Ramona Andrade-Miranda

South Broadway Cultural Center Manager: Georgia Michael