Every month, we’ll bring you news from many segments of our diverse community


Welcome to the first “Currently Corrales” update, brought to you by Corrales MainStreet.

We are so pleased to be invited by the Rio Rancho Observer to contribute news of our Village to its website. Every month, we’ll bring you news from many segments of our diverse community. You’ll read about our businesses, arts and cultural district, agricultural, education, equestrian community, history and local organizations — all with an eye toward keeping you well informed about this tiny, somewhat hidden gem.

You’ll see different bylines as MainStreet staff, volunteers, and guests contribute to our column, and we will gladly accept your feedback about what you’d like to hear from us. This month, we’ll introduce ourselves and our organization, Corrales MainStreet, as well as mention a few fun things to do in Corrales in March.

Angela Guiterrez, Corrales MainStreet executive director

The mission of Corrales MainStreet is to develop and support community-based projects and strategies that enhance the economic vitality of our village, while preserving our traditions, way of life, history and agriculture roots.  Corrales MainStreet is an accredited part of New Mexico MainStreet (which falls under the Economic Development Department) and functions under the auspices of National MainStreet. NMS is a national trust set up as a non-profit organization focused on historic preservation and revitalization, striving to support state-level projects. Because our mission is to preserve the way of life that’s existed for hundreds of years, while promoting our Village, we also hope to be good, welcoming neighbors and exist as a place you like to visit.

Part of our promotion plan is maintaining an active membership with the Sandoval County Tourism Alliance, which supports and promotes all things tourism within the county. If you’ve never visited the SCTA website, please do. It’s very informative (you may even learn something about Rio Rancho) and helpful when planning local fun, www.seesandoval.com.

March can be windy, but beautiful at the same time. Sunday, March 6, marked “First Sunday.” This art and makers event will coincide with the Corrales Growers Market. The Growers Market runs from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and the art and makers event runs from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The First Sunday monthly event will host many guest vendors as well as local galleries participating and displaying their best work. The Growers Market is currently on a once-a-month winter schedule, but will resume its bi-weekly schedule starting in May. For more information on the Growers Market, please go to their website, www.corralesgrowersmarket.com.

Whether you are coming to Corrales to birdwatch and stroll the acequias, browse our art galleries, or hit our Growers Market, head to our website at www.visitcorrales.com to plan your visit. You’ll find a list of our local businesses, non-profit organizations, and things to do while in Corrales. The Village of Corrales has an informative website when looking for Parks and Rec information, along with a full scope of official Village information, www.visitcorrales.org.