top of page


The creative economy of New Mexico is a unique and rapidly growing sector that contributes not only economic value to the state, but deep social and cultural growth as well. ​​

Access for all

Community spaces & services

Arts education

Commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion

Economic impact

Building a vibrant future NOW

$6,346,027 confirmed to date
$3,653,973 to go 


The Center will create a large social and economic impact for the Sawmill District, Albuquerque’s Museum District, Albuquerque itself, and the state of New Mexico.

  • Year one outputs can be estimated at over $1 million

  • 350+ events a year

  • 85,000 visitors & artists annually

  • Increased tourism revenue

  • Increased tax revenue

  • 150+ jobs in the area

  • Support for local businesses

  • Major contributor to local arts ecosystem

  • $20 million in rental, wage & programming income

Econ Impact graphic_5-27-21_4.jpg


Our committee is committed to building support for the Sawmill Center in ways that are meaningful, impactful, equitable, and sustainable. Whether you name a space in the Center or prefer to remain anonymous, we want your support to feel personally significant. 

Multi-year pledge

Donate stock

Make a gift for a loved one

Naming opportunities

Write a check today


Naming Opportunities at the Sawmill Center for the Arts exist at many levels, from the [YOUR NAME HERE] Sawmill Center for the Arts, to the Visual or Performing Arts wings, to a myriad of specific spaces within the Center. Naming opportunities range from $4 million to $50,000. They include the following spaces, which are subject to change based on the architectural design process and which can be customized in conversation with contributors.

Screen Shot 2021-04-27 at 2.24.04 PM.png

“This is a visionary project that is too important to set aside, even temporarily.“

— Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino, State of New Mexico

bottom of page