The University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts hosts the third ArtsUnexpected event on Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at various locations on and off campus. A schedule of events is available at ArtsUnexpected.

The student-organized and curated event features over 250 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.

“I am encouraged by how much our students have taken ownership of this event and made it bigger each year,” said Kymberly Pinder, dean of the UNM College of Fine Arts. “I look forward to what new surprises they come up with—truly unexpected all day. Everyone at UNM and throughout Albuquerque’s art community is looking forward to this thrilling, art-filled day.”

“Ripple Effect,” an exhibit created by students in the UNM Department of Cinematic Arts plans to use two projectors to display an interactive game. Using a musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) device, players choose images that are serene and stimulating, indicating a correct choice, or images that display erratic corrupted data, indicating an incorrect choice. The goal is to have players create a unified vision, where the two projectors show the same image.

Several ArtsUnexpected groups will also show their work in downtown spaces as part of new partnerships with UNM.

An inaugural Progressive Art Ball and Auction, a ticketed event, will be held Friday night at the UNM Art Museum and at President and Mrs. Frank’s residence to benefit the UNM Art Museum. 

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