Monthly Archives: October 2019

Tipping Points | Creative Economy Resources for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs

Attention Fair West Creatives and Artists!

Tipping Points is a new initiative curated by the City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services and Economic Development departments. This program aims to connect local musicians, visual and performing artists, artisans, and other creative entrepreneurs to resources and services that will help them get to the next level and make a living doing what they love.

You are welcome to participate in one of two in-person gatherings taking place on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Convention Center. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • Engage with 50-100 artists like yourself  to refine your most pressing needs regarding your creative practice. You’ll participate in small group clinics to sense-make and fine-tune your challenges and come up with actionable ways to move forward.
  • Learn about professional development opportunities to support you with new ideas, strategies and meaningful time to connect with other artists from all disciplines.
  • Connect with resources and services to help you get to the next level.

In order to express your interest in attending, please complete this short questionnaire – – by November 1.

You will be notified via email to confirm your participation in one of the Tipping Points convenings by November 13th.

For more information Contact Dr. Shelle Sanchez
City of Albuquerque, Cultural Services Department

FWNA Board Meeting Sunday October 20th

The Fair West Neighbor Association Board Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 20th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Sundowner Apts. (front meeting room) at 6101 Central Ave NE, 87108.

The 10/20 board meeting has been opened up to Fair West neighbors to observe. The Office of Neighborhood Coordination has agreed to give us a facilitator to help with this new meeting format. Kathleen Oweegon, who helped us with the State Fair parking meetings, has agreed to be our facilitator.

Please RSVP to Kathleen Oweegon at (505) 242-6141 or so she can set up properly for the amount of people who will be there. Thank you!

Itinerary includes:

  • A plan to update the bylaws
  • Approve a budget for the Scary Supper
  • Develop a process for expenditure reimbursement.
  • Approve of Neta from Kaps and Eric Sutton to the board

Sundowner Location

You Are Invited to Plan the Plan!

A public collaboration to design the Community Planning Area Assessments

The City of Albuquerque’s Planning Department is inviting the public to attend one of several “Plan the Plan” meetings to talk about how Community Planning Area assessments could and should work and to collect feedback that best represents our neighborhood and community’s needs.

Come and see initial results of the needs assessment that will help determine the order of which area goes first. Your input will help shape staff’s recommendation of the order to City Council, who will make the final decision.

The next Plan the Plan Meeting happening nearest to Fair West Neighborhood is:

Tuesday Oct 15th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International District Economic Development Center
111 Wyoming Blvd DE 87123

The City of Albuquerque is also offering civic skills workshops focused on the planning history and how Albuquerque has countered negative impacts of planning with economic development and Metropolitan Redevelopment projects along with a new zoning ordinance.

Thursday, Oct 24th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
NM Asian Family Center
115 Montclaire Dr SE 87108

Tuesday Oct 29th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International District Economic Development Center
111 Wyoming Blvd DE 87123

  • Lunch or Dinner will be served in the first 30 minutes of each session so be sure to arrive on time.
  • Activities for youth 6+ will be available.
  • Spanish interpretation will be available. If interpretation is needed for other languages, please contact Francine Pacheco at at least 48 hours before the meeting.


“Plan the Plan” flyer in English (PDF)
“Planear el Plan” volante en Español (PDF)

Can’t make any of these meeting dates or times? Send your ideas to  Or come meet with staff. (Friday afternoons are dedicated to “office hours.”