Arts Council Board And Staff Ready For Saturday’s Pumpkin Glow, Preparing For Affordable Arts Show In November


The Los Alamos Arts Council is excited to see the public on Saturday, Oct. 28at the annual Pumpkin Glow at Fuller Lodge. The carving party is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first 60 pumpkins are free (one per family please). Carvers are encouraged to bring their own pumpkins or buy one from the LAHS Choir Pumpkin Patch on site. Carved pumpkins may be dropped off for display in the glow between noon and 4 p.m. The glow starts at dusk. 

The Fuller Lodge Art Center is currently closed and preparations have begun for Affordable Arts in November and December. The board made the difficult decision to close early and let staff go because of funding challenges which are being resolved.  Additionally, the executive director is on leave helping her young teen recover from a traumatic car accident. Our classroom programs remain open as usual.

Affordable Arts, a seasonal favorite in Los Alamos, welcomes 27 new artists to the gallery and multiple returning favorites. The full list of artists will be announced on Nov. 7.  The board and staff will host a private opening for Members and Community Partners with artists on Nov. 14,  then have a grand opening on Black Friday followed by a day of fun and festivities for Shop Small Saturday. Board members and staff are proud to be a Neighborhood Champion serving the community this year. Alongside Los Alamos MainStreet and others, the people who volunteer for the board and work for the arts council support artist-run small businesses.

For more information on classes, programs, and upcoming gallery exhibits, please be sure to check the website. To support classes, events, and more, please visit the donation link. Consider becoming an arts council member for yourself and your family.

Artists and shoppers at the 2022 Affordable Arts show at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Maire O’Neill/