The Los Alamos Creative District is teaming up with local organizations to create the first Downtown Creative Crawl and Museum Monday this February. The Downtown Creative Crawl will take place on Friday, Feb. 1 and will be followed by Museum Monday on Monday, Feb. 4.
Both of the events will be held within the Creative District and are intended to foster collaborative community programming with a shared theme in order to encourage locals and visitors to spend more time downtown.
The Downtown Creative Crawl will highlight various gallery exhibitions and music, while Museum Monday will feature the more historical aspects of the community, from established brick-and-mortar museums to special pop-up exhibits and installations, as well as special Atomic City Tours of the Los Alamos Historic District and the town itself.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. No reservations are required.
“Encouraging collaborations and supporting each other’s events is really important in our creative community,” said Jennifer Loveless, Los Alamos Creative District Curator and Event Manager. “We have so many wonderful things that happen in town and sometimes it is hard when they have to compete against one another.”
The full event schedules and Downtown Creative Crawl map, which are subject to change, can also be found on the Creative District website at www.CreativeLosAlamos.com or at each of the participating locations.
Friday, Feb. 1
Los Alamos Downtown Creative Crawl Schedule:
3-5pm Rose Chocolatier – Gallery featuring artist Alix Morgan pen and ink drawings and watercolor.
4-6pm Los Alamos History Museum – Exhibition “Atoms and Art -The Intersecting Lives of Maria Martinez and Bernice Brode.”
4pm-1am UnQuarked Wine Room – Music from Famous On The Weekend presents “Famous Fridays” Classic Rock and Oldies. Freestyle Music and DJs until 1am.
5-7pm Fuller Lodge Art Center – Exhibition “Fly on the Wall” based on what artists discover while stepping back to observe, from the candid and intimate to the wild and the shy.
5-7pm Bradbury Science Museum – Premier Screening of “Racing Toward Dawn,” the final cut.
7pm Los Alamos Nature Center – Planetarium Tour, February’s night skies. Learn what is coming up in February’s night skies during this interactive tour of the heavens with Paul Arendt. *Admission: $6/adult, $4/child.
7:30pm FullerLodge – Live in Los Alamos Concert, presenting an evening with singer-songwriter Thom Chacon. *Tickets $15 or $20 at the door.
Monday, Feb. 4
Museum Monday Los Alamos Schedule
10 a.m. Los Alamos History Museum “Fam Tour” – “Fam” Tour of the Los Alamos Historic District and History Museum.
10am – 2pm Fuller Lodge – Pop-Up Museums in the historic Los Alamos former Ranch School, featuring the Mathamuseum, the Los Alamos Museum of Art, and the Northern New Mexico Museum of Lace.
10am- 2pm- Atomic City Tour Sampler –Jump aboard the yellow van in the History Museum and Fuller Lodge Art Center parking lot for a 30 minute tour.
1pm – 2pm Los Alamos Nature Center – Sweet Treats and Planetarium Show as well as a tour and some exciting conversation with an expert in the wildlife observation room.
1pm-5pm Bradbury Science Museum – Learn about the Lab’s current mission and its vital role in the economy and quality of life in the northern New Mexico community.
2pm Los Alamos History Museum “Fam Tour” – “Fam” tours of Los Alamos Historic District and History Museum.
5:30-7pm UnQuarked Wine Room – At the latest installment of the Los Alamos Creative District’s Art On Tap, in partnership with the Los Alamos Arts Council, hear from Ann McLaughlin, Artistic Director of the Los Alamos Concert Association give a preview of the Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet.
7-9pm Reel Deal Theater – Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at the Reel Deal Theater for a special film showing of “The Unruly Mystic: John Muir.” Director Michael Conti and producer Heather Boyle will give a short Q&A after the screening. *Admission: $12. Please purchase tickets at the Reel Deal.
About the Los Alamos Creative District: The Los Alamos Creative District is a program Los Alamos MainStreet, both part of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, projectY cowork Los Alamos, and the Los Alamos Research Park.