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Public Unveiling of Tile Mural Project at Castaneda Service Center 2017

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department invites the public to the official unveiling of the tile mural project at the Mondy Castaneda Service Center, 1501 East Hadley Avenue. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 24. This project is a collaboration with ALMA (Apprenticeships for Leaders in the Mosaic Arts) and the City of Las Cruces Mural Arts Program to create a new public mural in Las Cruces. This was a six-week program involving four youth apprentices. All tiles were handmade and the youth apprentices participated in every step of the process with the direction of lead artists Margarita Paz-Pedro and Keith Scott from ALMA.

The Castaneda Service Center mural spans the wall as you enter the Parks & Recreation Department’s Administrative Offices. The importance of the artwork is to bring life to the City facility, and showcase the artistic vision and passion of our local talent. Public art work such as murals enhance property values, inspire and energize, encourage artistic opportunities, decrease vandalism, eliminate graffiti, beautify, and unite communities. ALMA and the City of Las Cruces would like to thank everyone who contributed to this project.

The ceremony will include the unveiling of the artwork, comments from the lead artists, City staff involved with the mural program, apprentice artists. It will conclude with the opportunity to visit with the artists.

For more information about the tile mural project, please call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.