Fundraiser held for burned down studio

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque cultural icon got a helping hand Friday night in its effort to rise from the ashes.

A huge fire destroyed the National Institute of Flamenco on Gold Street downtown in early December.

On Friday, the neighboring ArtBar held a fundraiser in conjunction with another art group, Emerge Albuquerque. And it attracted a large crowd:

“They are a local treasure, so we decided to help them out. Their space burned down in December and we thought they are the perfect arts-related entity in Albuquerque that we want to support,” said Brendan Picker, co-founder of Emerge ABQ.

For now, the flamenco institute is holding classes at other locations.

Investigators still have not released the cause of the fire.

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