Albuquerque International Sunport Partners with We Are This City to Host Temporary Art Installation – November 28, 2018
Over the next six months, visitors to the Albuquerque International Sunport have the opportunity to take in the sites of community-made art thanks to the non-profit organization We Are This City.
The installation, which includes pieces from four collections of locally-made art, is on display throughout the public areas of the Sunport’s terminal building. Each piece was first a part of a gathering in which the community covered MDF panels with paint by way of handprints, footprints, or paint-filled balloons. Those panels were later cut down to size and distributed to more than 150 local artists to create their individual masterpieces.
“We are super excited to have this opportunity to showcase the work of the artists in our collective,” said Max Baptiste, We Are This City Council Member. “Exhibiting in the Sunport means a lot to everyone who has been involved in these four projects. It adds a huge sense of pride in place for our community.”
To celebrate the installation, We Are This City will be hosting an art opening in the Great Hall of the Sunport. The opening, titled “Stars Gotta Land Somewhere,” will take place on Thursday, November 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
“We are delighted to be displaying pieces from so many talented local artists in the Sunport,” said Nyika Allen, Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque. “New Mexico is known for many wonderful things such as art, and now visitors have the opportunity to see a piece of the local art scene as soon as they step off the plane. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with We Are This City and are excited to bring travelers more unique exhibits in the years to come.”
For more information about We Are This City, visit wearethiscity.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.