One Percent for the Arts: Nob Hill Art Installation

One Percent for the Arts: Nob Hill Art Installation
by Chris Lucas

Nob Hill just got a public art installation across from Monte Vista Elementary School & Campus Blvd (home of the Fractal Foundation). Upon first glance, to me the sculpture resembles a large snail uncoiling, it's head poking around outside it's lair.  Read More


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


A Colossal Mile Hi Uptown Hummingbird

A Colossal Mile Hi Uptown Hummingbird
by Chris Lucas

The Colossal Mile Hi Uptown Hummingbird  Read More


ABQ Museum Open Air Sculpture Garden

ABQ Museum Open Air Sculpture Garden
by Chris Lucas

Near the Explora! Ideas You Can Touch Science Center & across the street from Tiguex Park, The ABQ Museum's sculpture garden is amazing. You can get lost in the grandeur of the exhibits that act as sentries in front of the main entrance. Inside, the Slate At The Museum Cafe is a sweet place to relax for lunch. These are part of the ABQ Museum, & are not be part of the city arts program One Percent For Art.  Read More


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

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

Welcome to Mural Fest 2018  Read More


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: Two Out-of-the-Way Murals

Mural Fest '18: Two Out-of-the-Way Murals
by Chris Lucas

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 '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


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