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MetroABQ’s 1st Annual 508 Mural Fest — Part I

Posted by Chris Lucas on October 5, 2017
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508 Mural Fest Circuit Board Mural

The circuit board mural at top lives Downtown on 8th St & Coal, and adorns a garage door. Next to the circuit board piece is the colorful & intricate tagging-style piece. Both are part of the 1st Annual 508 Mural Fest celebrations that took place during the month of September.

The 1st Annual 508 Mural Fest was a free public art mural festival in the MetroABQ, produced by Warehouse 508 & Worldwide UnderGround. From their website: their aim is to unite and beautify our city while empowering our youth. 508 Mural Fest was 40 muralists on 11 locations painting throughout the city, with a focus on Downtown. A wide range of MetroABQ businesses sponsored the 11-days of events, from Big Box stores, to well-known local restaurants & breweries, to galleries and many dozen more sponsors. The final end-of-September Block Party saw several thousand participants, filling the Downtown streets for about five blocks. See the map here.

508 Mural Fest Snake Mural

508 Mural Fest Qstaff Mural

The snake mural is slithering east on Lead Ave from Broadway & the colorful watermelon mural above covers the length of the Q-Staff Theater wall, also along Broadway & Lead Ave.

508 Mural Fest 4th St Mural

508 Mural Fest Alley Fence Birds Sidewalk Bird

The woman above presides over Tractor Brewing Co, on 4th St north of Downtown; the alley fence birds mural can be found in the alleys south of Central Ave–behind the Amy Biehl School; the sidewalk bird was drawn as part of the final block party.

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