The public art project, created as a part of the Hahn Arroyo Rehabilitation Project, was submitted as Albuquerque’s entry in the national Public Art Network Year in Review Award for 2012.

The Ribbon-Cutting December 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. featured AMAFCA Director Tim Eichenberg and City Hahn Water Quality structureCouncilor Michael C. Cook to celebrate the completion of the Hahn Arroyo Rehabilitation Project. See the invitation for more information.

The Hahn Arroyo Rehabilitation Project involved the removal and reconstruction of a section of the Hahn Arroyo from Comanche to California. This arroyo was concrete-lined in the 1960s and had reached the end of its useful life, resulting in numerous expensive repairs in recent years.

The rehabilitation of the arroyo improved water quality, provides recreational opportunities, and uses water harvesting techniques to irrigate the landscaping. Public art was also a very popular component of the project.

AMAFCA’s Director Bruce Thomson, who is also a Civil Engineering professor at UNM, talked about the Hahn Arroyo Rehabilitation Project in this video posted on YouTube (video opens in new window or tab).

Those who are interested in the public art tile mosaic workshops please visit Public Art – Hahn Arroyo Project. Tile Mosaic Workshops were held April 16, 30 and May 7, 2011, to create the tile mosaic artwork. The public art compenent of the project was the subject of a write-up at American City and County on February 22, 2012. The article also includes a video about the art project.