MetroABQ Mural Maps: Searchable Street Art Through MurosABQ & Mural Fest

MetroABQ Mural Maps: Searchable Street Art Through MurosABQ & Mural Fest
by Chris Lucas

The MetroABQ has a great supply of art & artists. They can be found in the galleries, of course, often regulated during monthly ARTScrawl & First Friday art events. However, some of the best art can be found outside, as geometric fractals created by school-age children, & especially large-scale building-length mural projects, which have proliferated beautifully in our city lately, like this one on the edge of Uptown.  Read More


Mural Fest '18: In the UrbanABQ East & West Neighborhoods

Mural Fest '18: In the UrbanABQ East & West Neighborhoods
by Chris Lucas

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Mural Fest '18: The Nob Hill Neighborhoods

Mural Fest '18: The Nob Hill Neighborhoods
by Chris Lucas

Above & below are three of more than half a dozen Nob Hill murals featured in Mural Fest '18 this year.  For the woman surrounded by red: Ernest Doty updated his wall outside the Slice Parlour--it's my favorite mural this year & is stunning up close...Also, The Guild Cinema exit doorway now sports a geometric eye design that is easy to miss. A muralist outside Empire Board Game Library works on his wall during the festival.
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Mural Fest '18: Huning Highlands/EDo (East Downtown)

Mural Fest '18: Huning Highlands/EDo (East Downtown)
by Chris Lucas

Mural Fest 2018 is an annual Public Art festival featuring new murals found across the city, mostly in the UrbanABQ east & west neighborhoods. The freshly-painted murals can subtly engulf small doorways--see the Guild Cinema image--or boldly span the length of an entire block. I found most of them while the festival ran over the two weeks this fall. Luckily many of the outdoor exhibits will remain for a while; however, some may be gone soon. See them before the wall owners or the elements change them forever. The artist for each piece was not always readily known, so a full list of the artists is found here...
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Mural Fest '18: Map & Info

Mural Fest '18: Map & Info
by Chris Lucas

My favorite Mural Fest '18 mural, above. Read More


Top MetroABQ Millennial Destination: Parkland Hills 87108

Top MetroABQ Millennial Destination: Parkland Hills 87108
by Chris Lucas

This info below is re-printed from an article by KRQE. I am always interested in where & why folks are moving to certain areas of the MetroABQ. Parkland Hills is a great place to move to: numerous pocket greenspaces & established parks, close to all the shopping & restaurants found in Nob Hill; the neighborhood is bounded by San Mateo & Carlisle Blvds on the east & west, & is very centrally located in the city. The housing stock is varied, from large 3000-5000sqft homes, to smaller two-bedroom one bath opportunity residences. The main image above is a Mid-Century Modern home listed in Parkland Hills that is for sale for $575,000. You can see the 3-D Walking Tour here: 600 Montclaire SE. Scroll down to the address... Read More


Nob Hill Neighborhoods Newsletter -- Fall '18

Nob Hill Neighborhoods Newsletter -- Fall '18
by Chris Lucas

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New Nob Hill Neighborhoods Visitors Center

New Nob Hill Neighborhoods Visitors Center
by Chris Lucas

Now it's easier to find your way...The Nob Hill Visitors Center is a New Year's addition to one of the most walkable areas of the city. Located on Central Ave & Tulane St in the recently remodeled Re/Max Select real estate building (3401 Central Av NE) & next door to Il Vicino pizzeria, the Visitors Center is focused on becoming a useful neighborhood meeting place, & especially helpful for visitors. Read More