ABOUT THE TOUR
The South Valley Studio Tour was self-organized by a group of artists in 2017. The purpose of the tour is to build healthy community, celebrate our neighborhood, and share our art that ranges from painting, drawing, collage, metal sculpture, ceramics, glass, and more. We believe that opening our homes to the public is a powerful act of generosity and good will. The 2019 tour will take place on Sunday, November 10, noon-5pm. It is free and open to the public. Come meet the artists, learn about their processes and have a South Valley adventure. Look for the red balloons!
ABOUT THE SOUTH VALLEY
The South Valley is a unique area within the urban environment of Albuquerque. It is a semi-rural enclave that is rich in culture as well as birds, cottonwood trees, farms and open space. Many artists have chosen this environment to establish their studios. We recognize that the South Valley is on the ancestral lands of the Isleta People, and are thankful to them as our neighbors. We celebrate that this neighborhood is also home to people from all over the world, newcomers and old-timers, young and old, rich and poor, traditional and transitional.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE TOUR
We invite people to participate in the South Valley Studio Tour based on their self-identification as an artist, their habitation within the 87105 area code, and their desire to be part of a community that upholds creative expression and cultural freedom. The tour itself is open to the public. To get involved in the 2019 tour, click here.
STATEMENT OF INCLUSION
The South Valley Studio Tour is a neighborhood organization where diversity and individual differences are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as a source of strength. We will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin or citizenship, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, intellectual and physical ability, sexual orientation, income, faith and non-faith perspectives, socio-economic class, political ideology, education, language, family status, housing status, creative style, or cultural expression. The individual intersection of these experiences and characteristics will be valued in our community.