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Ana Gallegos y Reinhardt

Executive Director of Wearhouse 21

Ana Gallegos y Reinhardt is a renowned arts educator, community activist, and award-winning producer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ana has dedicated her life to serving youth and adults in the arts and making a positive impact on her community.

Ana began her career as a registered nurse in locked adolescent psychiatric units in California, Oregon, and San Francisco from 1974 to 1993. She was inspired by her experience in adolescent psychiatry to work with youth and adults in the arts. Her most memorable experience during this time was working as a private duty nurse for Georgia O’Keefe and Buddy Fogelson in the mid-1980s.

Ana has been the founder and co-founder of four non-profit organizations. She has also been a fundraiser, grant writer, producer, and community outreach worker, and a Board Advisor with multiple organizations. In 1982-1987, she developed the ‘Santa Fe Kids Acting Workshop’ and produced two original musicals at the Armory for the Arts. She also initiated ‘Theater in the Making’ for NM Rep Theater during this period. From 1988 to 1993, Ana co-founded the ‘Santa Fe Performing Arts School & Company’ and produced 16 original and well- known shows held at James A. Little Theater, Armory for the Arts, Greer Garson Theater, and school tours.

In 1993, Ana became the Program Director for CCA Teen Warehouse, which was located in the Railyard before the building was demolished to make way for the new Railyard. In 1996, Ana founded the ‘Santa Fe Teen Arts Center, Warehouse 21’ in the Railyard. She was the producer of 17 theatrical productions and multiple community events. An award-winning organization for 20 years, W21 served youth and community 1996-2019 in the Railyard=23 years. Ana raised $3.4 million to build a 17,000 sq ft art and entertainment facility in Railyard that remains empty after City of SF had the organization move out in 2019.

In 1996, Ana co-founded the SF Youth & Family Center Consortium, known as ‘Zona del Sol’ in Tierra Contenta, SFNM. The board raised $2 million to buy land and build the facility currently where Boys & Girls Club resides. Ana has also been a producer for ReinART Productions. In 1996 and 2019, she produced ‘False Witness and the Trial of Humanities Conscience’. Additionally, she was a consultant for City of ABQ Mayor Chavez to create a W21 for youth now known as ‘Warehouse 508’ from 2005-2009.

Ana has raised $110,000 for murals in Santa Fe working with both professional and youth artists. You can visit former Alvord school, Franklin Miles Park, Aqua Fria Park, 1614 Paseo de Peralta (former W21) murals for graf abatement for a few remaining murals.

Ana has received numerous recognitions throughout her career, including the Best of Award by the SF Reporter as the champion of serving teens through many years in 2018. In 2012, she was featured in the Legendary Locals of Santa Fe Book 2013 by Ana Pacheco. Ana was also one of twenty recipients of the NM Commission on the Status of Women Governors Award in 2009. Additionally, she was one of ten recipients for the Santa Fe Business Woman of the Year by the Capital City Business and Professional Women in 2004 and received the Alice Paul Award by the NM Women’s Foundation in 2005. In 2006, she was one of twenty for the SF Future Leadership Program via SF Economic Development, SF C College.

Ana Gallegos y Reinhardt
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