Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District
The Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District is a melting pot of cultural diversity built from hardworking indigenous people and immigrants from other countries.
In the last 150 years, Gallup has become a crossroads for regional commerce. The community’s history in mining, railroad, and trading built a foundation for economic vitality in our community. Over time, Route 66 became a vital artery to bring people into the downtown area and remains so today.
Historic Downtown Gallup is a creative intersection of culture, art, and music that celebrates who we are. The district embodies a rich multi-cultural soul and an unexpected allure. A unique culture that is alive and refreshingly human.
Downtown Gallup offers a casual soul yet a pulse that quickens and slows with its indigenous offerings—art, music, rich food culture, close proximity to many stunning convergence of ecological wonder’s, colorful diversity and a storied history. You can drive right past it or even right thought is but when you stop here you’ll know that you’ve arrived at a special place. Come here. Stay here. Love it here. Get into Downtown Gallup.
Downtown Gallup is home to over a dozen murals that reflect local history and contemporary voices. You can easily walk around to see them all!
Be a part of the action! Downtown Gallup is a great place for enterprising entrepreneurs to contribute to the diversity of our local economy.
Downtown Gallup is the heart of a rich cache of cultural history from our generations-old trading posts to our community ArtsCrawl Event.