Mural Fest 2018

When Nature Calls

September 22nd - October 8th



Beautify, Unify & Showcase!

Old Town, Barelas, Wells Park, Downtown, EDo, UNM & Nob Hill

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 being under water 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 where 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.


Showcase

For seventeen 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 a community wall where emerging artists, youth, 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 as well as the Mural Fest 2018 Festival Pass giving you free entry and deals to nearly 100 restaurants and local shops.

Mural Fest 2018

September 22nd -October 8th

Call to Artists

We are pleased to announce the call to artists for Mural Fest 2018. We look forward to getting to know you and building something kinda amazing.
Please fill out the registration form here


Call to Partners & Sponsors

Love to support the arts? Have a wall to create a mural?
Want to contribute funds? You have extra paint supplies and in-kind goods? Or you might own a restuarant and would like to donate food. We welcome your enthusiasim and commitment in helping make Albuquerque a safer more beautiful place! Please fill out the registration form here


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

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 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.
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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.

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