Mark your territory. Hide something ugly. Beautify public space. Show some pride. Communicate ideals or fantasies. That’s what murals can do.
In Santa Fe’s Railyard District, there is a place where youth are directed to develop themselves through artistic expression. It is found at Warehouse 21. There, you guessed it, one finds a building wrapped in murals and graffiti. Good stuff goes on in here, or so they say on their website. It wasn’t open when we drove by. The site is a head turner. I, however, stopped and walked around to snap up a bit of it. One artist challenged others to stay away from ruining his work, though that is inevitable with the passage of time.
Sure would have enjoyed those EDM jams, too.
Behind the giant square building, I found these pieces:
The rear entrance is superfly:
On the side of it, I enjoyed this:
On the front of it I enjoyed this:
And way in the front was this:
Finally, behind the Railyard Perrformance Center on nearby Camino de La Familia, I enjoyed this: