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Soon-to-be largest mural in New Mexico taking over dance warehouse

Emily Jaceks
October 23, 2018 08:44 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - They're known for their creativity on the inside, but take a look from the outside.

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“It was just this blah warehouse in Midtown. And so we really wanted to bring some of what was going on inside…outside,” Carolyn Tobias, Communications Director for Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts said.

That is until now.

“A mural for the building is something we've wanted for a really long time,” Tobias said.

The transformation includes pops of color and intricate shapes. And when the mural is finished in December it will cover two stories and three sides of Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts and will be the largest in New Mexico.

“Currently the largest mural is around 6,500 square feet, and when this one is done, it will be over 13,000 square feet,” Tobias said.

It will also answer one very important question.

“What does community mean to you? What does community look like in Midtown?” Tobias said.

It has taken the entire community to pull it off, with more than 200 volunteers helping with the execution of the design. Their work began in September during Mural Fest. Muralist Mick Burson will soon take over and spray paint the final details.

“A lot of the design is very abstract, and I think that's a good thing because I think we want to communicate unlimited possibilities. And imagination looks different. It looks different for everybody. So you know…step inside and see what it might look like for you<” Tobias said.

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