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Paint for Peace Artwork Transforms Downtown ABQ

July 24, 2020 – Gene Grant talks to members of Paint for Peace, an art initiative to turn boarded-up Central Avenue storefronts in Albuquerque’s downtown into murals. After vandals broke windows following peaceful protests early last month, shop owners used boards to replace glass and protect against future damage. Artists turned them into canvases to display artwork promoting peace and transforming the area. 

Correspondent: Gene Grant 

Victoria Van Dame, Paint for Peace creator; executive director, OT Circus 
Skelley A. Greer, Paint for Peace artist 

For More Information:  
Artistic VeneerAlbuquerque Journal 
Paint for Peace 505 Restores Beauty in a Desolate DowntownDaily Lobo