Making it Public – Creative Industries Presentation

Join renowned Belen sculptor and arts educator Paula Castillo in an exploration of the possibilities of public art.

This two-hour training is designed for audiences from different backgrounds and professions who want to learn about public art and community placemaking. The intensive workshop will give participants an overview of the different forms public art and funding can take and the range of processes and materials necessary to produce meaningful public art.

We will cover temporary and permanent projects and various approaches, from social engagement to pop-ups. Participants will engage in panel discussions, round-robin sessions, learning activities, and networking opportunities and leave prepared to imagine bringing purposeful public art into community spaces.

Paula Castillo is a recipient of the 2023 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Her sculptures have been installed across the globe, from Santa Fe to Korea, from Denver to Alabama.

Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the Belen Public Library meeting room. For more information, email:

Sponsored by the City of Belén and Belen Public Library and made possible by a grant from the
Creative Industries Division of the NM Economic Development Dept.