Nob Hill Main Street and the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association joined forces to create a mural to celebrate Nob Hill’s 100th birthday in 2016. A committee assembled by the two organizations selected local artist Aaron Stromberg to paint the mural. Stromberg has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico and lives right in the Nob Hill neighborhood. “We are so excited to be able to work with a local artist to create a piece that will celebrate our neighborhood’s unique architecture, character, and history. Aaron is bringing a lot of passion to this project. His insight into the history of Nob Hill and artistic style will create a mural the neighborhood will be proud of,” said Carolyn Chavez, Executive Director of Nob Hill Main Street.
“I am very honored and excited about this project. Creating a mural has always been a dream of mine. I am seeking to create an image that is informative, while also allowing the viewer to pose questions of their own,” said Stromberg. “Please feel free to visit me while I’m working on this project! I will be working 4am to 11am, from September 14th until the end of October. It will be a pleasure to talk to you about the process through which this artwork came to be and the significance of the images I will bring to life.”
The mural project is part of a year-long celebration being planned by the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association and Nob Hill Main Street. The first subdivision of Nob Hill was platted on February 7, 1916 by Col. DKB Sellers.
The mural is located in the heart of Nob Hill on the east-facing wall of the Satellite coffee shop at the corner of Carlisle and Central. The project is being funded by a generous grant from Bernalillo County, community members, and a crowd funding campaign. Nob Hill Main Street is still seeking donations to cover materials needed to prepare the wall for the mural. If you would like to donate please contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505)923-0759.
The mural project was completed on October 31st, 2015 and dedicated on November 7th, 2015. Below is an image of the finished product. Special thank you to Bernalillo County and all of our sponsors.
Mural Dedication (November 7, 2015)