November 9, 2017 marked the opening night of the New Mexico Veteran Art Show. This non-profit organization is staffed by volunteer veterans and seeks to promote the artistic talents of military personnel, past and present, their spouses, and their children. You can read more about the organization by visiting their website here. The Art Show was housed in the Fine Arts building of the New Mexico Fairgrounds and is open to the public for 2 weeks.
May 6, 2018 marked the 33rd Annual “Run for the Zoo – And Walk With Us Too!” at the Albuquerque Zoo. This nonprofit event is so popular that it caps at 12,000 participants. Proceeds from the event support the Albuquerque Biopark, which includes the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach.