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

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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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Beyond the MetroABQ: The Rawlins in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Beyond the MetroABQ: The Rawlins in Las Vegas, New Mexico
by Chris Lucas

Las Vegas, New Mexico, is a gem of a town, tucked discreetly in the eastern edge of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, in northern New Mexico. When word of the revival of one of two Fred Harvey Houses in the city (the Plaza is the 2nd) go out, that area, called Old Town, began getting some much needed attention. San Miguel County Assistant District Attorney Tom Clayton is now restoring the nearby Rawlings Building, which once served as a dorm for the Harvey Girls who worked at La Castañeda in its heyday. Read More


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


Fab NE Heights Home: 3180 La Ronda Place NE

Fab NE Heights Home: 3180 La Ronda Place NE
by Chris Lucas

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Nob Hill Neighborhoods Newsletter -- Fall '18

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

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MetroABQ Public Art: Uptown Metal Creatures at American Square

MetroABQ Public Art: Uptown Metal Creatures at American Square
by Chris Lucas

On the fast urban arterial of Menaul Blvd connecting Downtown with Uptown, & just east of the on-ramp bridges to The Big-I, there is a large shopping center with several parking acres in front, called American Square. In the middle of the square are creatures made of steel. They are worth a stop... Read More


MetroABQ's 21 Historic Landmarks: Roosevelt Park

MetroABQ's 21 Historic Landmarks: Roosevelt Park
by Chris Lucas

Roosevelt Park  Read More