The Performing Arts Center was officially opened in 2007 due to the hard work and countless hours of many state officials and community members. Construction of the center was made possible through legislative funding secured by Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton and Governor Bill Richardson. After opening, Governor Richardson declared June 9, African American Performing Arts Center Day across New Mexico.
The mission of the African American Performing Arts Center and Exhibit Hall is to preserve, nurture and support the intellectual and cultural history of African Americans in New Mexico and the Southwest.
Our vision is to promote visual and performing arts that support African American Culture; and to sponsor scholastic and technological programs and projects that advance the research and preservation of the intellectual and cultural history of African Americans.
WAREHOUSE 508 BY NMX SPORTS
508 1ST STREET NW,
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102
Established in 2009 as Warehouse 508, Albuquerque's Downtown Youth Art and Entertainment Center allows for youth immersion in the Creative Arts. Warehouse 508 is a venue for creativity, a lab, an incubator of possibilities, and a safe, structured environment where young people have the opportunity to explore the world through the arts. Warehouse 508 is operated by New Mexico Xtreme Sports Association (NMX); together we provide urban arts and extreme sports programs for young people ages 11-20. Our mission is to offer youth a safe space for creative expression. We work for that moment when a young person is inspired by his or her personal potential.