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VIRTUAL Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair & Online Auction
June 20 @ 8:00 am - July 2 @ 8:00 pm
Join us for our VIRTUAL 4th Annual Art Along the Rio Grande — an art fair showcasing the
cultural heritage and ecological significance of the Rio Grande Valley!
Although we couldn’t hold our Annual Art Fair in person this year, we are excited to hold a Virtual Event from June 20th – 27th, where we will highlight on Facebook some of the amazing artists who have participated in Art Along the Rio Grande. We will share their artwork, and contact information so you can support local artists this summer!
Additionally, we have an Online Auction from June 20th – July 2nd featuring some of their artwork!
All proceeds from our Online Auction will benefit the
Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the Hubbell-House Alliance!
To participate in our Virtual Event, visit our Facebook Event Page to learn about several local artists.
We will post about a new artist each day from June 20th – 27th!
Many of these artists have participated in the Art Along the Rio Grande for many years, and have
online stores or methods for purchasing their artwork. Consider supporting our local artists this summer
and stock up on gifts for family, friends and yourself!
Check it out at and RSVP to the event to get daily reminders: https://www.facebook.com/events/303411207328392/
The Art Along the Rio Grande Online Auction will start at 8:00 am on June 20th, and end at 8:00 pm on July 2nd.
We have many unique art pieces up for auction that showcase the cultural heritage and ecological significance of the Rio Grande Valley!
All proceeds from the Online Auction will benefit the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR and the Hubbell House Alliance,
so consider placing ample bids!
Through our Online Auction Website, you can sign-up for text/email alerts when someone bids on the items
you have an eye on, additionally, you can set-up a “Proxy Bid” and set the the amount you are willing to bid up to, and
the system will automatically make your bids!
Visit the Online Auction Website today: https://bit.ly/ArtAlongtheRioGrandeAuction
Art Along the Rio Grande was slated for its fourth year this April. The event has quickly become a South Valley spring tradition, bringing together residents of the Valley and from throughout the Albuquerque metro area to stroll the grounds of the historic Gutiérrez Hubbell House and browse and buy art from local vendors to benefit two local organizations which support local public lands including: Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and Gutiérrez Hubbell House.
The global coronavirus pandemic led first to rescheduling and then cancellation of the April 2020 event, leaving organizers, artists, and community members disappointed. Dave Barber, Friends of Valle de Oro NWF President and planning committee member noted, “Our members and neighbors look forward to getting together, enjoying the beautiful South Valley spring, and supporting two of the places that help our community thrive. In times like this, we need those connections more than ever.” The Friends of Valle de Oro NWR and Hubbell House Alliance sought a way to maintain community connections in a virtual space. Demetria Gutierrez, a member of the planning committee representing the Hubbell House Alliance said, “We wanted to celebrate the amazing community of artists that has grown out of the past three years of the Art Along the Rio Grande art fair. Because we can’t be together in person this year, we decided to set aside the week of June 20-27 to highlight the amazing artists who make this event so fabulous.”
So we opted to host an online event, sharing the work of some of the artists who planned to participate in the event, in tandem with an online auction of selected artwork. We are excited about this new way of sharing their love of art and providing a way for the community to support their work. Gutierrez said, “The Art Along the Rio Grande art fair is an important fundraiser for our organizations and helps support our programs and access to wildlife, art, history, recreation, and culture to the South Valley. We’re grateful to the artists who were able to contribute items to help us make up for some of the lost revenue of this annual event.” Barber added, “The pandemic brought many unexpected changes to our lives and work and will surely continue to do so. We are fortunate to work with the support of a community of artists, nature-lovers, storytellers, and all the other beautiful facets of our shared community. Let’s come together virtually to share and build our community from home, until we can be together in person.”
If you have any questions about the Virtual Event or Online Auction, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-750-3383.