Save the Date!

North Fourth Holiday Stop & Shop

December 5, 2015
Saturday, 10am-5:30pm

(Saturday Only)

At North Fourth Art Center and numerous business locations along 4th Street NW

or 505-345-3669

N4th Gallery


November 20, 2015 – January 4, 2016

Friday, December 4, 5-6:30pm

Info: 505-345-2140

Exhibition of a series of original lithographs by VSA Artists created in collaboration with the internationally renowned Tamarind Institute

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N4th Theater

Camino Real Productions and The Harlen Group present
Trotsky & Frida

Written by Leonard Koel
Directed by Harry Zimmerman

October 25 – November 15, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm

The imagined story of the very real affair between two larger than life figures, Leo Trotsky and Frida Kahlo

Admission: $20 General; $18 Students & Seniors (65+)
Half price previews Friday & Saturday October 23-24

Tickets available:

New Mexico Young Actors present
Big Bad

November 21, 2015
Saturday at 6pm & 7:30pm

Big Bad Wolf, the greatest criminal mind in fairytale land, goes on trial and the audience determines the outcome.

General Admission: $6
Tickets info: 505-821-8055

Storytellers of New Mexico present

Sunday, November 22, 4pm-6pm

Annual nation-wide storytelling event celebrating stories in hundreds of communities on the same weekend

Admission: FREE
Info: 505-306-4476

Visual Arts Outreach


November – December 2015

Opening Reception:
November 13, 2015
Friday 5-7pm

Peace Hall / Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
202 Harvard Drive SE, Albq NM 87106

Exhibition of artwork by VSA Artists

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VSA Artwork in Bernalillo Co. Annex

On view through December 2015
415 Tijeras NW, Albuq 87102
Bldg Hours: 8am-5pm

VSA artwork by Peter Hirsch featured at 415 Tijeras in Bernalillo Co. Annex.

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Arts Adventures Fall Session 2015

Teen Night: September 25 – November 20, 2015
Saturday Program: September 26 – November 21, 2015

More information

N4th Newsletter

January-July 2015 Newsletter

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 Sarah Wilson with her painting Dove of Peace; photo by Tom Brejcha

Sarah Wilson with her painting Dove of Peace; photo by Tom Brejcha

Making Peace with our Differences

ART PEACE Exhibition at the Albuquerque
Center for Peace & Justice

On view November and December 2015
Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm

Opening Reception: Friday, November 13, 5-7pm

Peace Hall / Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
202 Harvard Drive SE, Albq NM 87106


An invitational exhibition at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice features a sampling of artwork by some of the many talented artists from VSA’s Day Arts and Exploratory Arts programs. The theme for the show, making peace with our differences, is intended to evoke the many kinds of differences among people everywhere, with art as a means to bridge those differences implicit in the show’s title, ART PEACE.

The opening reception for ART PEACE takes place on a very lucky Friday the Thirteenth (Friday, November 13, from 5–7pm). Those attending the free event will be treated to music by flautist and bamboo flute maker Dan Hooke. Refreshments will be served, along with some “food for thought” to engage viewers in the exhibit theme. The show is on view through December in the center’s Peace Hall, which is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

For more information about the artists and artwork of ART PEACE contact VSA/North Fourth Art Center at 505-345-2872 x11

More N4th Artists in the Community

States of Autism by Peter Hirsch, mixed media (detail)

States of Autism by Peter Hirsch, mixed media (detail)

Art, Autism and ARTScrawl

Peter Hirsh Paintings in Downtown Exhibition

On view through December 2015

Bernalillo County Annex Bldg Lobby
415 Tijeras NW, Albuq 87102
Bldg Hours: 8am-5pm

The October Downtown Public ARTScrawl is featuring paintings by Exploratory Artist Peter Hirsh. States of Autism is a large, colorful grouping of 11’ x 14” abstract paintings in watercolor and mixed media. The abstracted shapes of different states hang separately in identical frames yet the work is even more evocative as a whole, the implicit message of the title becoming explicit in one work of carefully wrought calligraffiti: Autism is the fastest growing disability in the United States.

Initially installed as part of a Bernalillo County District 3 Art Show in Spring 2014, States of Autism is again being brought into public view thanks to Bernalillo County. The Bernalillo Public Art Program collaborated with the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program to feature public art in four different locations for the October ARTScrawl.

ARTScrawl schedules and info can be found at


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We'd like to help. We welcome community members to our facilities for arts and education-related activities. Our rental fees are negotiable. We have six studios and classrooms ranging in size from 20' x 13' to 30' x 30'. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible and available for community use. We are an ever-expanding resource for the community! Contact us today! 505-345-2872 ext. 15