Thanks to a 2019 grant from the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance, Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District is excited to help launch new public art and programming in the downtown district.

Alleyway Mural, NWNMCOG Building, 106 W Aztec

Albuquerque-based artist Marina Eskeets, a Gallup native, was selected to complete a new mural on the back of the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments Building in the alleyway that runs between 1st and 2nd and Coal and Aztec Streets. (Mural completion date: March 2020)

Her piece, titled ‘Óódááł | Everyone Moving Forward,’ will present a colorful depiction of two young Diné | Navajo girls walking behind a flock of sheep. They blow bubbles with their gum and wave their hands in the air to keep the heard moving. They walk past a twisted cedar tree with geometric patterns framing them. In the far background are four wind turbines, mimicking a corn field. Blue gramma grass grows at their feet. Having grown up in Gallup, this narrative is central to Eskeet’s personal story, but also resonates widely with many folks in the area. 

Visit the alley behind 105 W Aztec to see Marina’s Mural!

Alleyway Mural, “Gallup Printing Building,” 105 W Coal

Coming soon! An engaging mural by artist Chris Acevedo. Stay tuned!

Learn more about Gallup’s downtown murals here: