The Belen Arts and Culture District will officially kick off Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21.
The kickoff will feature art shows, food trucks and other special events at the Belen Art League, Studio 508, Books on Becker, the Bugg Lights Museum, Old City Hall and Gaze Gallery. The district will also celebrate the grand opening of Through the Flower Art Space, Judy Chicago’s new art gallery.
Along with the juried New Mexico artists, artists from Tomé Art Gallery will also show their work at Old Belen City Hall this weekend.
A collection of art from the gallery in Tomé will on display, as well as photographs by Bob Christianson, jewelry by Deb and Greg Schwirtz, ceramics, small sculptures and saints by Ann Marie Werner Smith, pottery made by Jan Pacifico, and Gary Hutchinson’s pewter casting.
Places To Go
• What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Belen Arts and Cultural District
•When: 4 p.m., Saturday, July 20
•Where: Old City Hall
•What: Belen Arts and Cultural District
•When: 12-5 p.m., Sunday, July 21
•What: Art by George Strasburger
•When: 12-4 p.m., Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20
•Where: Studio 508, 508 Becker Ave.
•What: Grand opening of Gaze Gallery
•When: An artist reception will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday, July 19; and an open house will be held on Saturday, July 20
•Where: Gaze Gallery, 210-B, South Main St. Belen
•What: Arts and Craft Fair
•When: 12-5 p.m., Saturday, July 20
•Where: Books on Becker, 513-B Becker Ave.
•What: Tin Lizzy Car Show and Picnic
•When: 12-4 p.m., Sunday, July 21
•Where: Belen Harvey House Museum, 104 N. First Street
The Belen Art League Gifts and Gallery and the Bugg Lights Museum will also be open during the ongoing Belen Arts and Culture District events. Food and drinks will be provided by Jaramillo Vineyards Wine Tasting Room, a beer garden at Studio 508, Rita’s New Mexican Restaurant, Pete’s Cafe, and food trucks, Greg’s BBQ, Hawt Pizza Co., Lu Lu’s Lemonade and Rockin Bubble Waffles and Po Boys.