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Our Mission

To better Albuquerque through art, music, and literature.​​




All forms of art, crafting, performance art, art supply drives, events to preserve and enhance the arts, art therapy, and any other 



All genre of music, all musicians and enthusiast. Bring music to impoverished areas of the community. Preserving unrecognized music who have impacted our community to be enjoyed by future generations.



Reading, writing, poetry, spoken word, workshops, lectures

2017 Music in the Community: Afternoon of music for Barelas Senior Center 

Our Vision

Duke City Creative's vision is to strengthening our community through 37 annual programs in alignment with art, music, and literature to meet unmet needs in the Duke City. 

Duke City Creative’s 2019 Art Supplies for Albuquerque At Risk Adolescence

"Adults who had taken arts coursework are 26% less likely than those without arts coursework to have ever been arrested.

Each additional year of arts coursework was associated with a 9% reduction in the risk of being arrested." (arts.gov)

Considering the high crime rate in Albuquerque, if this isn't the best reason to bring art back to our schools, than what is?

Art funding from the state for Albuquerque Public Schools runs K- 6 only. Leaving a critically developing adolescent group forgotten. 7th & 8th graders receive ZERO funding for art according to Albuquerque Public Schools's Arts Board. Duke City Creative also understands the major issue of crime affecting our city and we believe that the problem of art programs disappearing in Albuquerque schools plays heavily into our mission and goal for bettering our community.


Beginning February 2019 and ending August 5th Duke City Creative would like to gift one of our cities less privileged middle schools art supplies for the 2019/2020 school year.


This will supply:


  • 1 - AmazonBasics Sketch and Drawing Pencil Set - 17-Piece Set

  • 1 - Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set

  • 1 - Crayola Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Adult Coloring, 50 Count

  • 1- Dual Brush Pens Art Markers, 18 Colors Fine Tip Pen & Brush Highlighter

  • 1- Strathmore 9x12’ Drawing & Sketch Paper


We seek to raise $13,000 in contributions by August 5th 2019, allowing a small percentage for operations costs to the organization.

That’s 260 people out of our cities population of 558,000 citizens.

That’s .05% of Albuquerque’s population.  


This is a very meticulous and strategically planned program and Duke City Creative is actively working with Albuquerque Public Schools to establish what part of the city needs this the most. Each school arts program/syllabus will be very critically scrutinized to determine the most use, least damage to supplies as well as where the most beneficial impact to our community will be made. According to the FBI, crime rose 23% in 2017 alone! If your organization, business, or corporation finds they share our values, then we need you and we wish for you to become partnered in our efforts.

That’s $1,736 to be raised each month for 6 months or 44 people a month donating $40 each. That’s dinner for two these days.

Please consider supporting Duke City Creative by donating and sharing our cause with your friends, family, and co-workers.

How will you help? Will you take part in the change we all so desperately need? The greatest change is felt closest to home.

We Live Duke City, why not Give Duke City

All items to be purchased through Amazon Prime
Provisional – Supplies will stay in the classroom to reduce damage and destruction

Teacher with the most beneficial art curriculum will receive special consideration

School to receive aid will be determined by the Director of Duke City Creative with honest and fair consideration of sponsors and community needs.

Donations above and beyond our programs goals will go towards Duke City Creative and the funding of other projects we have developed. 


According to the FBI, crime quote https://www.abqjournal.com/1224917/fbi-abq-crime-rate-up-in-2017.html

Arts.gov https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/Research-Art-Works-Maryland.pdf


More About Us

Duke City Creative is a state and federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization, founded in January of 2017 and based in Albuquerque, NM. Duke City Creative seeks to benefit the community through the facilitation and enhancement of creativity specifically relating to local art, music, and literature. We acknowledge the need for defining, and preserving the beauty and creativity of Albuquerque and the importance of facilitating, nurturing, sharing, and growing together. Recognizing that change starts first with the individual which in turn creates a stronger, more unified community, Duke City Creative places special emphasis on networking with like minded business & individuals to create positive social change through art, music, and literature, which has a lasting, permanent impact on the immediate community.  

Duke City Creative defines the nature of support we bring to the community. The people in the Duke City who are served by our programs include the elderly, schools, hospice, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, developmentally disabled facilities, drug rehabilitation facilities, shelters, correctional facilities, and any other established programs whose vision is in alignment with the vision of Duke City Creative.

Chessa Peak, Founder and Director of Duke City Creative, Oversees and directs all aspects of planning, scheduling, program development, and daily operations. Chessa is a current Business Major at the Central New Mexico Community College with a minoring in Entrepreneurial Business and has  managed the daily operations of several bars and restaurants in the Albuquerque metro region from 2003 till 2017. Our Board of Directors consists of Blake French as Treasurer, and Coleen Benavidez as Secretary. As we grow, other positions will be assigned and appointed as needs are determined. 

Our vision at Duke City Creative is to create programs, and raise funds that will benefit the Albuquerque Metro Region. All of our profits stay in Albuquerque and benefit Albuquerque. We believe that change is felt strongest closest to home.

This is why Duke City Creative's motto has become, "Live Duke City, Give Duke City."

 By recognizing unmet needs in our immediate community which fall into alignment with Duke City Creative's vision, we are able to enrich the culture and future of our community!

DCc is a networking collective of like-minded individuals dedicated to cultivating, nurturing, sustaining, and creating positive and lasting social change in Albuquerque, NM through music, art and literature. Join us and together, we will grow a stronger, kinder, better community to be felt and seen for generations to come.

We are the change we seek, we are pride in each other, we are DUKE CITY CREATIVE


For any general inquiries, please fill in the following contact form:

Email: DukeCityCreative@gmail.com
Tel:  505-804-2963







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