The Harwood Art Center is in the Wells Park neighborhood of Albuquerque, just north of downtown.
The Harwood Art Center is a hub for community arts. Its programs include youth arts, education, exhibitions, community events and creative sustainability. The majority of programs take place at the main building, located at the corner of 7th and Mountain. There is also an art studio at the corner of 6th and Mountain. Outreach programs happen at neighborhood locations and throughout the state. For example, the Wells Park Community Garden is overseen by the Harwood Art Center.
Galleries and Events
The Harwood has several galleries with revolving exhibits. Receptions for the shows take place the first Friday of each month in coordination with the city-wide Albuquerque Artscrawl.
The Harwood also plays host to Burque Bop, live music for grown-ups that also welcomes families. The ongoing, monthly event takes place every third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Dancing is encouraged.
The Harwood Art School has art classes for adults and teens 15 and older. Classes include but are not limited to weekly drop in drawing classes with models, oil painting, papermaking, jewelry making, fiber arts, printmaking, etching, plein air and stitching.
Community classes range from video arts to dance and yoga and Qi Gong. A monthly filmmaker gathering covers topics such as how to pitch your film idea.
Studio and Space Rentals
Studio rentals are available, as well as spaces to rent for community workshops. You'll find artist studios, classrooms, community spaces, a darkroom, and spces for theater, dance and performance arts.
In addition, Robin's Kitchen is located in the center and is open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. The kitchen features healthy soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.
A little more about Roswell
Roswell is a very interesting place to be an artist. There is very little going on in that part of the world, yet it is something of a 'strange attractor' for creative energy. It was astonishing to me to discover just how much has come out of the "Greater Roswell Co-Prosperity Sphere", which includes South Eastern New Mexico into West Texas.
To give you some idea of the sort of support for the arts you can find in the Roswell community the Roswell Museum has a beautiful facility for any member of the museum to use pretty much free of charge (materials extra), that includes painting studios, a huge ceramics studio with maybe 15 wheels and substantial kilns, a printmaking studio, and a photography studio w/ darkroom