Today marks the third anniversary of Chroma Studios! April 1, 2008 we opened the doors as an art studio space. We had 10 studios in our original location at 1606 Central Ave SE, suite 201. Since then, we have gone through several changes. We grew into a large 12,000 square foot space and then downsized to a more manageable 6,000. After a two year gallery run, we are back to being just studio space again. Only now, we have two locations. The original Central location has 11 studios populated with painters, photographers, a web designer, a sculptor and a writer. The downtown location has 17 studios and is quickly becoming our band/musician location with a few artists mixed in for fun!
We have enjoyed the ride and would like to thank Albuquerque for help in making Chroma Studios a success!
Tonight is not just another First Friday here in Albuquerque, tonight is the night we celebrate our one year anniversary in business! I can hardly believe it’s already been a year. A celebration it will be, lots of art, jewelry, live music, a poetry reading, refreshments, open studios, artists to meet and fun to be had by all! Plenty of FREE parking too!
Featured artists are Paula Manning-Lewis, co-owner and founder and Chris Schelling, studio artist. Our upstairs studios will be open with artists here to share what they do. Carlos Contreras and Colin Hazelbaker will be entertaining upstairs with poetry readings, Aaron Lewis will be in his studio upstairs playing classical guitar, Jazz group, Duende, and bluegrass/blues group, Bleaker Street Boys will be out in the courtyard entertaining us with their music.
Hours are 6 – 10 pm, hope to see you here!