international district


V.25 No.37 | 09/15/2016

Event Horizon

District 505

Saturday, Sep 24: International District Festival

A showcase of the diverse art, food and entertainers from the southeast area of Albuquerque.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Nkazi Sinandile and her granddaughter Thandiwe
photos by Littleglobe

Arts Feature

From War Zone to Melting Pot

How the International District reinvents itself through art

ID Live! features the stories of International District residents told through art in all its forms, including sculpture, painting, mosaic, writing, photography, film and performance.
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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

News

International District residents say no to another drug clinic

In this week’s Opinion section, longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson takes on a tough issue. UNM wanted to build a substance abuse treatment center near Central and San Mateo. But residents in that area say there are already too many of those kind of places in their neighborhood. UNM argues that more than half of its patients live in or near that region, and it’s serviced by a reliable bus line.

The issue hit close to home for Carlson this year. Read her story and her thoughts on the clinic, addiction and recovery.

Neighborhood Watch

Close to Home

UNM halts plans to build a substance abuse clinic after neighbors protest

Longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson pens an opinion column about opiate addiction in Albuquerque.
V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011

Alibi Picks

Albuquerque International Festival

The goal of the third annual Albuquerque International Festival is to showcase a sampling of all the food, music, dance and art the melting-pot International District has to offer. Take in karate demonstrations, traditional New Mexican music, Native American jewelry and more while learning about services in the resurgent neighborhood. Oh, and you might want to save the best for last; Steps' food cart pod, a one-stop shop for mobile morsels found across the city. The festival is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Talin Market (88 Louisiana SE). For more, you can call 508-9225 or visit stepsabq.org.

V.18 No.46 | 11/12/2009
John Lorne took the International District’s re-beautification project into his own hands. He stands here in front of his mural, done with spray can, based on “Pilgrimage to Chimayo” by Colorado artist Jan Oliver.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Newscity

The Writing on the Wall

Zoning official uses graffiti to alter the urban landscape—and perceptions

John Lorne stands admiring a graffiti mural on Second Street and Kinley, near Downtown. It’s a portrait of a Native American spiritual leader who has feathers for hair and a face that appears flooded with the blue sky. “Look at the shading in there. Look at these lines,” he says in a Bronx accent. “Look at this eye.” He points an imaginary spray can close in against the wall to simulate a fine point.

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