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UPDATE: Painting Begins on Vision Zero Mural at Expo New Mexico on March 20

Community mural in the International District to encourage more cautious driving to prevent traffic fatalities and serious injuries

Project start date has changed from March 15  to March 20. 

March 9, 2023 - The City of Albuquerque’s Public Art Program is partnering with artist Andrew Fearnside, Artful Life, and Vision Zero to create a 200 ft. long mural at Expo New Mexico. The mural will appear on the eastern wall along Louisiana Blvd. Painting begins Monday, March 20 and ends Saturday, April 15. 

The design for the mural emerged from a community engagement process, led by Artful Life, that involved a team of youth ages 15-19 who live in the International District. The team collaborated with Fearnside to create the mural design. Learn more about the process.

The design features two competing layers of non-representational patterns, rendered in a palette of saturated purple, deep yellow, turquoise, and salmon. Small cartoons of black and white humanoids rocket through various openings in this patterned backdrop along with life-sized silhouettes of people using the street for a variety of modes of personal transit.

The mural project is designed to help realize the City’s Vision Zero initiative to mitigate traffic-related fatalities and increase safe, healthy, equitable mobility and transportation for all. Learn more about Vision Zero and take the Albuquerque Safe Streets Pledge.

From March 20 to April 15, one lane of Louisiana Blvd. heading south will be closed Tuesdays through Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The lane closure will begin on southbound Louisiana Blvd. before Copper Ave. and end right before Central. Two ABQ Ride bus stops at Copper Ave./Louisiana Blvd. and Domingo/Louisiana Blvd. will be closed during the painting activity. All other bus stops will remain open during this time.