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Harwood has a darkroom that is available for rent on a monthly basis! Inquire now >
 

Event and Facilities Rentals

The Harwood Art Center, originally the home of the Harwood Girls School (1925-1976), is housed in a 1925 neo-classical Revival style building just north of downtown Albuquerque on the Mountain Road side of the Sawmill-Wells Park neighborhoods. Harwood occupies most of the building with artist studios, galleries, classrooms and offices. Harwood also owns and operates the old church building at the corner of Mountain Road and Sixth Street as an art studio/classroom.

We welcome community use of our spaces — meeting, classroom and performance spaces; darkroom; and artist studios.

Meeting, Event and Performance Spaces

  • The 6th Street Studio South, located at 1023 Mountain Road, is the new home for many of our Art Classes and is available for small meetings.
  • The “Dining Hall,” located in our Main Building, boasts some of the best natural light in town and is a perfect location for community meetings, organizational retreats, presentations, screenings and performances.
  • The basement-level Theater offers a fabulous venue for small (max capacity 50) theatrical productions.
  • Our spring loaded dance floor (barefoot only please!) is available for private use and rehearsals.

Each of these spaces can be rented for as low as $45/hour (cleaning fee and deposit required). The Dining Hall and Theater space are available for rent after business hours M-F and from 7am-10pm Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Ebony Booth, Programs & Communications Coordinator >

HARWOOD STORIES

Barbara Grothus

Former Harwood Artist


I remember when the Harwood was a big empty building and Friedje had recruited a few people from the community to brainstorm about what it might become. The art community was large; studio and gallery spaces were limited. A match was made, and as the space filled up, the vision evolved. Albuquerque United Artists had an office, and held exhibitions during the 1990s. In 2000, I collected burned relics from the Cerro Grande fire.The Harwood had a space available, and though I have always had my own studio (OK, those burned things were sooty), I rented a studio there while I worked on some ideas. Eventually, I had two shows about the fire The Harwood also awarded me an exhibition in 2005. That was a true honor. The place has been part of my life for the entire time it has existed as a “home for art and artists.

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