Outreach Programs

  • Creative Roots, Family Art Day

  • Creative Roots members in the Annual Marigold Parade

  • Mayor’s Art Institute mosaic on the Albuquerque Convention Center

Harwood Reaches Out

In 1991, Harwood Art Center was created as the community outreach program of Escuela del Sol Montessori. The school made its home in the heart of Albuquerque, in one of its most historic neighborhoods, between Old Town and Downtown. The area was also designated a “pocket of poverty." Understanding that art is vital for a healthy community, Harwood Art Center was designed to increase access to the arts and inspire a passion for life-long learning in our community.

Harwood has deep roots in our neighborhood. We partner with local community centers and offer free art workshops and public events with the goal of building strong relationships around the city.

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HARWOOD STORIES

Karen Mazur
Karen Mazur

Current Harwood Artist


I have been a Harwood Artist since 2001. Four different spaces, four different lifetimes and across media. Sometimes my studio has been a graphic arts workshop, sometimes a painting studio, sometimes a production pottery shop, but being here is always wonderful. From late nights preparing materials for art students to mornings doing pre-natal yoga while I waited for the older child to be done with his work at Escuela del Sol, it is wonderful to reflect on all the art adventures I’ve had over the years at Harwood. The very first night I lived in Albuquerque was spent at a film program at Harwood and from that moment I knew this was an organization I wanted to be involved with. That was 17 years ago and the dream of that first night has blossomed into a reality and a community of which I am proud to be a part!

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