Friday, April 3, 5-8pm
ABQ Designers Trunk Show
Shop at 516 ARTS for a special one-night trunk show of local designers!
During First Friday Artscrawl on April 3, visit 516 ARTS for a special one-night only trunk show featuring Albuquerque designers with fresh new work for sale, including unique clothing, home accessories and more. About her exceptionally comfortable and stylish clothing, Maude Andrade says, “I don’t chase fashion trends, but instead I look for inspiration in ethnic textiles, painting, architecture, sculpture, ceramics and art jewelry. I believe that good design makes style effortless. When we feel comfortable and look good, we are inspired to be our best selves in our lives and our communities.”
Kei & Molly Textiles is created by two friends in Albuquerque who produce artisan-quality, hand-printed fabric goods. Kei and Molly say, “We design all our images ourselves, often inspired by what we see in New Mexico as well as by our individual backgrounds – Japanese and Swiss American. Our product line includes kitchen linens and home & fashion accessories.”
Also shop for unique art and functional design by Westbund West artists Kenji Kondo, Katya Crawford, Mira Woodson, Kenneth Myers and Thomas Tomlinson. Westbund West is a design collaborative operating in a warehouse space north of Downtown Albuquerque where local designers engage the realms of industrial design, graphic design, furniture, architecture and landscape architecture. They seek the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Plus 20% off on gift shop and exhibition works in From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now.
Also for one night only during the ABQ Designers Trunk Show, receive 20% off in the 516 ARTS Gift Shop and throughout the exhibition From the Ground Up: Design Here & Now, which is on view through April 11. It showcases contemporary work by over 80 established and emerging Albuquerque area designers and architects, demonstrating shared interests in innovation, experience, material, form and function. The diverse body of work reveals the use of traditional methods in new conceptual ways, challenges conventional notions of beauty and materiality, and demonstrates a rigorous appreciation of craft and making.
This event is part of the citywide collaboration On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design.
Download a PDF of the map featuring information on all On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design events.
This information is also featured on the project website hosted by the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.ABQontheMap.com