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El Malpais Art Walks are Back! :)

Great News! After a rocky government shutdown and challenges with a limited staff, I am happy to announce that the monthly art walks are back! Let's all 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 two years. We get many enthusiastic artists, painters, sketchers and photographers out to gain a bit of inspiration. This Meetup is also announced on the Albuquerque outdoor and hiking page and the Arts New Mexico page.



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. However, if the weather is really bad, we can find inspiration looking out the warm sunlit windows of the Visitor Center.

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, gloves, 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

    It was outstanding and fun! Ranger Jenn always has super meetups!

    February 16, 2014

  • Martha S.

    Sick and unable to attend.

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry. I feel like I'm coming down with something so I better sit this one out. I signed up for the next one though. :)

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    To my very great disappointment I will not be able to make it Sunday. I was really looking forward to my first outing with the group. I do hope to be with you all very soon.

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was really excited to join the group tomorrow morning, but have just learned that I have to go to work in the morning unexpectedly. I will have to join you another time.

    February 15, 2014

  • Scott B.

    Won't make it tomorrow. Happy shooting.

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Although there is a picture of myself and bride of 35 years,I will be attending these meet ups solo....she has her own groups.:)
    Please let me know if anyone in the Rio Rancho area would like a ride on Sunday.

    February 10, 2014

  • Robin

    So sorry to miss. Cannot attend Feb and Mar due to prior commitment but will attend April if you have one that month.

    February 2, 2014

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