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El Malpais Art Walk

NEW and Exciting! After over a year and a half of art walks we are moving to the Third Sunday of every month, instead of the second. This should provide everyone with enough room in their schedules to have a stress free morning of art and photography! The BLM at El Malpais National Conservation Area have been offering monthly art themed nature walks for over a year. We get many enthusiastic artists, painters, sketchers and photographers out to gain a bit of inspiration. This Meetup had been announced on the Albuquerque outdoor and hiking page for a long time and I felt it was time to invite more photographers directly. :)

We will meet at the North West New Mexico Visitor Center at 9:00 am. Then we will caravan to a different place within the National Conservation Area each Sunday, where all artistic minded folks can set up their easels, or pull out their cameras and let nature inspire. There can be as little or as much walking involved as you wish. There might be artistic inspiration right in the parking area. Or you can join Ranger Jenn on a short walk for a stunning view. Total round trip mileage each Sunday should not be more than about 1 and 1/2 miles. It's more about being outside getting creative, than about hard core hiking.

Bring your own art supplies: paint, canvas, pencils, cameras, or sketch books. We plan to finish by noon or 1 depending on weather and the feelings of the group. Artists are encouraged to linger if they wish.

Dress for changing weather, layered clothing, closed toe shoes, hat, sunscreen, water, and snacks.

Please contact me at the BLM office[masked] if you would like more details. or on the day of the walk, call the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center at[masked] Hope you can join us! :)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a very nice time, thank you very much!

    August 19, 2013

  • Ranger J.

    One of the best ones yet!

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Jenna, for a delightful morning, and thank you Scott for being a generous driver and fun fellow photographer, and thanks to all for a great experience. Barbara

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time exploring

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there anyone who would be interested in carpooling from Albuquerque to the visitor center? I hate the idea of 12 separate cars driving all the way out there...

    August 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Walmart at 7:30 sounds good to me. See you then.

      August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be there!

      August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving myself to be sure to get back to ABQ in time, so I'll meet you all at the visitor center in Grants. Barbara

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone think we'll be back in ABQ by 4 pm? If not, I will have to cancel. Barbara

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I can meet you all there but am not familiar with that Walmart. I'll come on I40, then do I take Coors N or S? Barbara

    August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Take Coors north. At the first light make a right, this brings you around the shopping complex. Make another right and go down to the second right which brings you to the Walmart. It is very easy. You should see the Chilis, I'm parking in that area, Burgandy Murano.

      August 15, 2013

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