BOB: Community Pick
State Senator, Albuquerque District 13
The Carnuel [Road] Parade every fall. It was started by the Sawmill Land Trust in cooperation with the Harwood Art Center. It celebrates what used to be a march down from the mountains starting at Carnuel.
Best Theater Space
The VSA North Fourth Arts Center black box theater. The space―which is fairly small but well-equipped with great seats―is hard to separate from the excellent ongoing art events they have there, like the Global DanceFest.
Best Gift Shop
Pfeifer Studio. They've got wonderful gifts, jewelry, accessories and tableware from around the world.
Best Art Gallery
In Old Town, the co-op Yucca Art Gallery, where local artists display their work and also work in the gallery. ... The other place I really give a tip-of-the-hat and a wag-of-the-finger to is Factory on 5th. They really deserve recognition for the creativity, initiative and daring that owner Jerry Miller has shown.
Golden Crown Panadería, for its family origins and trueness to our local traditions. Where else can you get pan dulce on the Day of the Dead?
Acequia Booksellers. The owner is an independent-minded entrepreneur and lover of old, historic art books and poetry books.