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

Welcome to Mural Fest 2018

New Murals Located In Neighborhoods Throughout the UrbanABQ area:
West Downtown, Downtown, EDo, South Broadway, Barelas, Wells Park, Nob Hill, International District, I-25 Commercial Corridor & Midtown.

Below is a discreet piece found inside the doorway to the Relix Gallery & Shop, near 7th & Central Ave., by Thomas Christopher Haag.

A map of mural locations can be found here.

The images above & below are all found Downtown, in a great walkable 4-block radius. The top mural is a large, futuristic scene south of Robinson Park. It encompasses the wall of 900 Park Ave & can be seen a few blocks away as you approach. Further west are other murals to discover around the Java Joe's building. Next are two images on two sides of a building on the edge of a parking lot north of Central Ave & 7th St. The building has murals filling all four sides. Just above is Collin Salazar's eyes mural, casually & discreetly gazing from a walled-in courtyard easy to miss, east of the Downtown Growers Market.

The Neighborhoods: Downtown has numerous diverse neighborhoods, from historic residential zones including Eighth & Forrester, Old Town & the large 4th Ward. The Historic 4th Ward neighborhood, made up of historic 100+ year old Victorian homes & other styles since, sits adjacent to many of the murals above. The more dense--& just as old--Raynolds section of Downtown is also adjacent to many of the murals south of the Rt 66/Central Ave corridor.

Above are four images adorning West Downtown: a whimsical image found on the side of a thrift store, a canine showpiece by(?) Bik Ismo & two murals on the side & back of the Flamenco Works dancespace--a grande scene featuring a road runner & a full-wall workers tribute.

More murals from Mural Fest can be found here, in the Huning Highlands.

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