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Celebrate West Central Street Light Banner Project; 17 Artists Selected, Featuring 18 Art Pieces

This project is partially funded by the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department and supported by Councilor Klarissa Peña.

 June 2, 2020

The West Central Community Development Group is excited to announce the 17 winners for 2nd Annual Celebrate West Central Rt. 66 Street Light Banner Project, the artists include:  Chris Baca, Jeanette Baca, Tony Barros, David Beherns, Franchesco!, Cassidy Gallegos, Moises Gonzales, Lorenzo Lopez, Stanley Olivarez, Josh Patterson, Mallery Quetawki, Anthony Temer, Tony Trujillo, Sean Wells y Delgado, Joel Wigelsworth, and Darryl Wilson.

Each artist will receive a $200.00 stipend, their art work will be featured on a street light banner on West Central, and their work and biography are highlighted on the new Art Escondido website, https://www.arteescondidort66westcentral.org/.

Luis Hernandez, Executive Director of the West Central Community Development Group, states “We’re excited to create opportunities for artists in our community to tell their stories of growing up in the West Central and Southwest area, promote their art, virtual art exhibit, and provide stipends during this COVID-19 to assist community members”.

City Councilor Klarissa Peña says, “Route 66 is far more than just a sign on the side of the road; it‘s a passage into our culture, traditions, and history. This project recognizes and honors the cultural and historic traditions of the Southwest area of Albuquerque from the perspective of community members.”

Central Avenue is a place for young and old to cruise, to meet new and old friends at popular drive-ins along the route, shop, socialize, and to show off our vintage cars and low-riders. So, take a cruise with us, open your mind, and show us your vision of West Central “Route 66”: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow and together we will survive as a community.

This project is partially funded by the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department and supported by Councilor Klarissa Peña.