◀︎return to newslistIn Albuquerque, Placemaking Persisted even as City Life Was Suspended

May 19, 2020 – 

Writing for Shelterforce, Johanna Gilligan recently described Albuquerque as a “sprawling, car-centric town.” That’s why it was so remarkable that the city’s residents embraced ABQ Artwalk, a placemaking initiative that involves parking those cars and walking around downtown for monthly First Friday events that support local artists as well as small businesses. That is, until New Mexico’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order went into effect in mid-March.