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
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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.
The busy I-25 commercial corridor north of Candelaria Rd along the frontage road is a busy thoroughfare. where you will find the mural above, recently installed for Mural Fest '18. It covers the length of a formerly blank concrete block wall outside the Positive Energy Solar headquarters. It was still being completed when I stopped by, apparently they were away having lunch. It's a pretty cacophonous piece, flanked on each side by what looks like a heartbeat. Read More
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...
The 1st 508 Mural Fest produced some incredible wall art that will hopefully be around to gaze at for years…However, the nature of mural art is that it can be very ephemeral–temporary & then gone…Enjoy it while you can. Read More