Please Welcome Our New Executive Director

On behalf of the Corrales Arts Center, we would like to thank each Got Art event attendee and contributor for being a part of the Got Art fundraiser. It is because of such heartfelt support that the CAC continues to grow. It takes a Village pulling together to make a vision possible and the we appreciate each of you being a part of building that vision.

Corrales Arts Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Abby Boling, will be the Center’s new Executive Director beginning August 1, 2019. Abby is a multi-media artist with experience in developing arts-based programming and she has passion for collaborating with others.

A current Corrales resident, she has been a horse person since childhood. She learned to ride along the Corrales bosque and in the South Valley where she grew up.

Abby has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Socially Engaged Art and a minor in Arts Management from the University of New Mexico. Upon graduation she was labeled an innovator within the arts and received the McRae Outstanding Senior Award for her honors thesis and using art to build bridges.

She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from New Mexico State University. She has studied under the State of New Mexico's former Deputy Secretary for the Department of Tourism. After completing this first degree she became a systems and operations manager for Carlson Hotels Worldwide’s corporate team leading Radisson properties throughout the US.

Boling has also held leadership roles with non-profit organizations, as a board member, practitioner collaborating in pilot program development, a designer, chair of various committees and as a college intern. Over the years a few of the organizations she has worked with have been the Vortex Theater, Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Roadrunner Food Bank, Fudrr a program of Kids Cook!, Comienzos and Heading Home (previously the Metropolitan Homelessness Project).


BC Nowlin Salon May 2018


Corrales Arts Center offers and nurtures arts and cultural opportunities that unite our diverse community through the experience and support of all arts. 


Corrales Arts Center enhances people’s lives, by making the arts a common experience of everyday life and learning.  


The concept of a local arts center with its many cultural and economic benefits grew out of a long range project of the Corrales Kiwanis Foundation in 2009. The idea grew over time and resulted in the Corrales Arts Center organizing and holding its first meeting in February 2011.  Six years later the Center attained its first facility. Today, the Corrales Arts Center (CAC) is a vital, growing organization with events such as salons, art education for adults and kids, and house concerts for established and emerging musicians. CAC also maintains an art gallery featuring local and visiting artists.  

CAC supports the unique arts and cultural opportunities that make the Village of Corrales so distinct.  CAC is an active member of the Corrales Arts Partners that organized in 2016  to foster collaborative relationships in the arts. CAC also supports local artists through exhibitions in its gallery and by hosting artist receptions.  These artists also offer classes through CAC to further the belief that "everyone is an artist."  

Nurture.  Generate.  Encourage.  Experience.  Appreciate.

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