In the fall of 2010, 516 ARTS presented a series of new Downtown murals on and near Central Avenue for STREET ARTS: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture & Free Expression. Presented in partnership with the Downtown Action Team, Albuquerque MainStreet and Downtown businesses, the new murals featured local and international artists whose work was also part of the exhibition Street Text: The Populist Phenomenon at 516 ARTS (October 2 - December 11, 2010).
Although some of the artists used impermanent materials to create their murals and are no longer present, some of the murals created for this project are still on view today:
Chris Stain, Conductor , 2nd Street: Santa Fe Pacific Trust Building, 123 Central Ave. NW, north facing wall. Currently on view.
Thomas Christopher Haag, Totem of the Ancient Ones, Co-sponsored by HDIC, Farina Pizzeria, C. Dimery Antiques & Guerilla Graphix, 2nd Street, HDIC Theatre Building, 100 Central Ave. SW, west facing wall on 2nd Street between Central & Gold. Currently on view.
Jaque Fragua, Ladder, 2010, El Rey Theater, no longer on view
Chris Stain, In Beauty May I Walk, 2010, El Rey Theater, no longer on view
Chip Thomas, Sheep is Life, 2010, Santa Fe Pacific Trust Building, no longer on view