City council approves funds for major art project at Convention Center


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Monday night, city councilors approved commissioning a $293,000 fresco for the Convention Center.

The city’s public arts program selected New Mexico artist Frederico Vigil. He created the 4,000 square foot fresco in the Torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

The mural will depict New Mexico’s agricultural roots from Las Cruces all the way to the northern part of the state. It should take around three-and-a-half years to complete.

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