The University of New Mexico's College of Fine Arts hosts its annual ArtsUnexpected, a daylong event on Friday, April 19, at various locations on campus, surrounding community and in downtown Albuquerque. A schedule of events will be available soon at ArtsUnexpected.

This pop-up, art showcase features student artists including filmmakers, dancers, thespians, visual artists and musicians of every variety performing and showcasing their works of art throughout campus and the larger Albuquerque community. Visiting artists will also be coming to UNM to participate in the fun.


“ArtsUnexpected has become a tradition for our college,” said Regina Carlow, interim dean of the College of Fine Arts. "Every year I look forward to seeing our amazing students' pop-up exhibits, performances and truly unexpected art making events all around campus.”

Several ArtsUnexpected participants will also show their work in off campus spaces in downtown as part of our partnerships. 

Once again, a serendipitous special treat this year, is that there will be one full-length College of Fine Arts student production on campus the evening of April 19 for visitors to top off their artful day: She Stoops to Comedy, a comedic play by David Greenspan and directed by Gregory Moss.

Stop by and join the CFA for ArtsUnexpected (and a few planned productions and gallery).

For more information, contact A.J. Carian at (505) 277-2112 or email,