Friends of 516 ARTS

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Join the Friends of 516 ARTS!

Support 516 ARTS

516 ARTS, an independent, nonprofit organization, just celebrated our tenth anniversary. Ten years of producing groundbreaking, world-class art exhibitions and cultural happenings. Ten years of putting Albuquerque on the map for our city, state and region. Ten years of anchoring arts and culture in Downtown revitalization. 

516 ARTS needs your help at the beginning of this new decade of contributing to Albuquerque’s quality of life. Our collaborative programs have reached hundreds of thousands of people through exhibitions, educational outreach, public art and events. But while national funders like the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts recognize the quality and value of 516 ARTS, we need to strengthen support from individuals in our community. 

We have begun to intentionally build a group of local supporters for 516 ARTS who are passionate, knowledgeable, interested in seeing relevant work, and eager to meet and interact with one another and our local, national and international artists. We are reaching out to select, forward- thinking individuals like you to join the Friends of 516 ARTS at the $2,500 level. Your annual support is crucial to keeping our doors open and our programs world-class.

Look for the spotlight on 516 ARTS in the upcoming New York Times travel article about Downtown Albuquerque! Click here to see a short video about our tenth anniversary, and click here for a video about our Botanical Mural Project with artist Pastel from Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

One of our longtime supporters, David Vogel, said about our recent tenth anniversary exhibition, “It’s amazing what 516 ARTS continues to accomplish. You keep setting your own bar higher and higher and then beating it. We are lucky to have such a dynamic and progressive arts organization
in the midst of our community.” 

Please consider joining a respected list of 516 ARTS’ individual and business supporters. Benefits include small dinners with artists and curators in collectors’ homes and the best restaurants. If you would like to be publicly recognized, your name will be featured on the entrance wall of the gallery and throughout our marketing in program guides, catalogs and on the web.

To join the Friends of 516 ARTS, you can pay by credit card in person or over the phone, mail a check, or pay online with a credit card or via Paypal at Many thanks for considering joining our family of supporters!

Levels of Support:

Student/Senior:  $25
Individual: $50
Couple: $75
Family: $100
Supporter: $250
Contributor: $500
(includes benefit print)
(includes benefit print)
(includes benefit print)

Contributions can also be paid by:

• Pay by credit card over the phone by calling 505-242-1445

• Mail a check to 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
• Gifts can be made through United Way (505-247-3671)
• Grants from family foundations are welcome.

Thank you to our invaluable Friends and supporters for helping us to provide a creative space for artistic gathering and learning in our community.

Membership Benefits:

• Invitations to private gallery talk
• Program and event mailings
• 10% discount on 516 store merchandise
• Discounts to ticketed events & workshops

Benefit print by Timothy Cummings created at Tamarind Institute

Cummings Benefit Print webWe are pleased to offer this special gift of a print by Timothy Cummings to donors $1,000 & upMaster Printer Valpuri Remling, and Apprentice Printers Ash Armenta and Thomas Cert, from the world-renowned Tamarind Institute of Lithography collaborated with resident artist Timothy Cummings to produce a limited edition of the print titled “Musicians.” Cummings drew on a litho stone for the key image, and after some experimentation, selected a delicate lavender ink for the ground. The edition is printed in two-colors, and the artist is selectively hand-coloring each print.

Thanks to the generosity of Tamarind Institute and Timothy Cummings, the first 20 prints in the edition will be gifted to donors to 516 ARTS at the level of $1,000 and up while supplies last. The prints will be available for a limited time. Reserve your print now by joining 516 ARTS at the level of $1,000 or above. Call 516 ARTS at 505-242-1445 to contribute over the phone or use the buttons below.


Business Sponsorship Opportunities
Click here for information on the 516 ARTS Business Sponsorship Program  


Image: Timothy Cummings, Musicians, 2016, 2-color lithograph with hand coloring, sheet 20 x 15 inches, Edition of 30