Mural Fest 2018

Celebrate Mural Fest right with the 2018 Festival Pass!

Featuring Albuquerque’s best restaurants, bars and shops.

Get Free Food & Drinks,
Discounts to Your Favorite Shops,
Entry to Awesome Events


The pass is a mere $100 with a value of over $300 of cool free swag!
The pass will be availble to purchase online and at selected locations throughout ABQ.
Check back soon for the full list :)

Get on the Pass!

Are you a local restaurant, bar or shop? Let us help drive our audience to you. It's all about getting butts in seats. Come join the party.

Email us here for more info@MuralFest.com


When Nature Calls

September 22nd - October 13th



Beautify, Unify & Showcase!

West Downtown, Downtown, EDo, South Broadway, Barelas, Wells Park, Nob Hill, International District, Indian Acres and @Midtown

This year's theme When Nature Calls brings focus to Planet Earth’s climate crisis and how it is effecting all life on this floating rock we call home.  From California being on fire to Houston, Puerto Rico & Hawaii drowning in water and lava to New Mexico facing one of the worst droughts in history - we felt a need to bring our world community together through murals, music and culinary arts to highlight solutions we can all play a part in moving forward.


Beautify

We aim to build off of last years success and good vibes where we had 45 muralists on 12 locations throughout Downtown, EDo and Wells Park.  This year we plan to bridge the Central Corridor, blessing our city with positive pieces of art, celebrating Mother Earth and all she provides.

 Sustainability, global warming, water protectors, farm-to-table, healthy eating habits and the strength of community to turn crisis into opportunity will be among the themes being painted in this year's festival.


Unify

We are bringing artists, non-profits, local businesses, neighborhood associations & main streets, The City of Albuquerque and You together to celebrate our culture and the path to a safer, more sustainable future.

Mural Fest 2018 calendar dates align with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We will be offering the million visitors to our city with exciting adventures in art, music and cuisine spurring economic growth for local businesses and our artist community.

Mural Fest is a catylist in the development of a more unified, safer, beautiful city. We go about this in several different ways:

• Offering a Festival Pass which has over 100+ businesses along the Central Corridor with free, cool stuff and discounts on goods and services. We want to drive as much traffic as possible to these struggling merchants suffering from the construction of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project.

• The launching of The Hub ABQ: city guide, magazine, event calendar and on-line shop (August 2018). This is our love affair with The Land of Enchantment showcasing everything we do great! Offering marketing, design and consulting services to local businesses, non-profits and creators throughout New Mexico.

• Turn Albuquerque into an International Arts District for three weeks every year. We aim to keep the million visitors from Balloon Fiesta to stay in Albuquerque as well as attract art lovers from around the world. This will not only boost local, national and International tourism, but plant seeds of empowerment & pride in our local art scene.

• Form a non-profit alliance coalition: Mural Fest will offer non-profit organizations a space to share their mission online, in print and at several events throughout the festival along with year-round representation on The Hub ABQ. In doing so we want to plant seeds of communication and action steps that every organization can make to form greater partnerships with other civic-minded individuals and organizations.

• A marketing & promotional avenue for neighborhood associations, main streets, The City of Albuquerque, non-profits and our artist community. Mural Fest & The Hub ABQ are champions of our neighborhoods and their common mission moving forward as a safer, more economicly viable, inspiring place to raise a family. It has been proven that more foot traffic decreases crime and that murals squash vandalism while raising community pride and tourism.


Showcase

For twenty two days we aim to turn Albuquerque into an International Arts District, featuring some of the worlds most renowned muralists along side New Mexico’s best. There will also be community walls where emerging artists, youth and the entire family will have the opportunity to create a piece together.

We are coordinating with local businesses and non-profits to offer dozens of art, music and culinary events throughout the festival. There will be a full calendar paired with the Festival Pass giving participants free entry and discounted deals to over 100 restaurants and local shops.

There will also be a film being shot throughout the festival interviewing people of all walks of life on their views of what they love about our city and how we can improve it. Mural Fest is the foundation in which artists, non-profits and local businesses can roll their carts to, plant their seeds and dream up a brighter future for all citizens of our great city!

The problems we face as a city might be bigger than you, they might be bigger than me, but they are not bigger than you and me! Can you dig it?

Call to Volunteers

It takes a village. With a festival this big we are going to need all the help we can get in assisting artists, taking photos and video, tour guides, working the grill and all the little things that make a festival run smooth.
Please fill out the registration form here

click here to view the 2018 artists

Events

Check back soon for updates to the calendar including events at Artichoke Cafe, OT Circus, One Central, Sidetrack Brewing Co., Positive Sun Power, Green Jeans y mucho mas!

Friday July 6th & Saturday July 21st
Tortuga Bosque Mural Fundraising Show
@ Tortuga Gallery
901 Edith St SE
South Broadway
6-8pm
more info here

Friday Sept 7th
Family Style Vol. II • Collective Exhibition
@ Gallery Chaco
2000 Bellamah Ave NW
Sawmill District
6:30pm
GalleryChaco.com

Saturday Sept 22nd
Opening Ceremonies
@ Banque Lofts Rooftop
219 Central Ave NW
Downtown
5:30pm
BanqueLofts.com

Sunday Sept 23rd
The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St SW
Barelas
10am - 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Sunday Sept 30th
The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St SW
Barelas
10am - 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Friday Oct 5th
First Friday Gallery Night

@ Duel, Relic, OT Circus, Artichoke Cafe & Tortuga Gallery
7pm - till

Saturday Oct 6th
ABQ Corks & Brews

@ The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St. SW
Barelas
12-4pm
ABQCorksAndBrews.com

Sister Bar Concert
407 Central Ave NW
Downtown
8pm - till
SisterTheBar.com

Sunday Oct 7th
The Rail Yards Market

777 1st St. SW
Barelas
10am - 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Nob Hill Block Party
Central & Tulane
Nob Hill
11am - 7pm

Monday Oct 8th
Rustic Star Anniversary Party

3407 Central Ave NE
Nob Hill
all day

Saturday Oct 13th
Octo Fair • EDo Block Party

Central & Edith
EDo

Activities

• Community Walls
• Arts & Crafts
• Alley Cat Bike Races
• Scavenger Hunt
• Walking, Bicycle & Trolley Tours

Check out last year's festival!

Our Partners

Every day our community network is getting bigger and stronger!
Join us in making a better, safer, more beautiful Albuquerque.
The Hub ABQ
Worldwide UnderGround
Karma Army
star field collective
Nob Hill Main Street
Rail Yards Market
EDo East Downtown Albuquerque
@Midtown
Keep Albuquerque Beautiful
City of Albuquerque
Visit ABQ
TAL realty
Tortuga Gallery
Sidetrack Brewing Compnay
Sister Bar
Gallery Chaco
RELIC
Field & Frame
Octo Fair 2018
Artichoke Cafe
Positive Energy Solar
Diamond Vogel
Lowe's
Home Depot
A Good Sign
Hold My Ticket
Alibi
Yelp
Corks & Brews
OT Circus
Slice Parlor
Keshet dance+center for the arts
Boese Brothers Brewery
Santa Fe Brewing
Duel
Empire Game Library
Maddox Co. Realtors
Hot Yoga Downtown
Banque Lofts
One Central
Sol Harvest Farm
Durans Central Pharmacy
High & Dry Brewing
Humble Coffee
Andre Ross
Marble Street Photography
Alley Walkers
Seth Jacob Images
Salt & Board
Vibrance
Vida Verde Farm
Milagro
Deep Dive Coding
111 tshirt lab
ACE
Bike Coop
Certified Folder Display Service, inc.
Q-Staff Theatre
Terra Firma
Rebel
Toad Road Nob Hill
Craft hair studio
Museum of International Folk Art
Walls 360

Non Profit Organizations

We are here to support people & organizations that are working to make Albuquerque and the world a better place.
Karma Army
Warehouse 508
Fathers New Mexico
Breastfeeding Task Force
Two Way Street
We Are this City
Mobilize Walls
New Mexico Women's Global Pathways
St Johns Thrift Shop
Sierra Club
ACLU of NM

Who We Are


Curated by JP Eaglin and co-produced with Jay Spang, founders of The Hub ABQ. Mural Fest is a celebration of our city and all the beautiful people in it. If The Hub ABQ is our love affair with The Land of Enchantment, Mural Fest is our birthday, Christmas & New Year all wrapped up in one.

We run a creative design and production studio, Worldwide UnderGround, that creates experiences like Mural Fest & The Hub ABQ. Please check us out and lets build.
city guide • magazine • shop


Established in 2003, Worldwide UnderGround is a creative design & production studio making this world a better place one design at a time.

Worldwide UnderGround uses art, music & technology as catalyst in the development of youth leaders & stronger communities.

Creative Direction
Event & Festival Production
Marketing & Promotion
Branding & Identity
Community OutReach

Web Development
Film & Edit
Photography
Graphic Design
Print