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Mayor Tim Keller Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Nob Hill with Public Art Installation and Dedication

The Mayor and City of Albuquerque's Public Art Program celebrate "Nob Hill Centennial" with a new art installation.

November 1, 2018

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Nob Hill, the City of Albuquerque's Public Art Program will celebrate and dedicate "Nob Hill Centennial" by artist John Davis on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. The sculpture is at the corner of Campus Blvd. and Wellesley Dr. The public is welcomed to attend. 

"Among the diverse stories and themes that this century has brought forth, the artwork makes reference to what I believe are some of the most vital: the residential roots of the community, the wheels in motion of Central Avenue and Route 66, and the numerals that compose the number 'one hundred'," explains Davis.

"Nob Hill Centennial by Mr. Davis captures the spirit of both the Nob Hill neighborhood and Route 66," said Mayor Tim Keller. "It encourages reflection on what the neighborhood was 100 years ago and what it means to the community today."

Davis is an Albuquerque artist that has been working in the field of public art since 1987.  He has a Master's of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona. Examples of his public art can be found across the country as well as in Albuquerque. He and his wife recently formed the group AP21, with the focus of developing a 21st century art park in the Albuquerque - Santa Fe corridor. The park will focus on temporary outdoor installations that feature eco-centric installations that relate to  our relationship with the environment and how 21st century views can be possible in an art park.

The first subdivision of the Nob Hill Neighborhood was established in 1916. The neighborhood now consists of six residential additions between Girard Boulevard NE and Washington Street SE with Central Avenue (Historic Route 66) cutting through the center.