CASA BARELAS (former Filling Station)

 

 

Who:

Artists Ellen Babcock and Christine Posner in collaboration with members of the Barelas neighborhood

When:

Designed in 2014, installed in 2018.

Where:

1024 4th St. Albuquerque, NM

What:

The former Filling Station on 4th street  has been recently purchased by a longtime Barelas community activist and renamed the Casa Barelas. FOS has completed a full revitalization of this sign, including: a repair of the sign body and reader board, development and installation of community generated artwork for the upper oval, fixing the motor that rotates it, and installation of new low-draw LED lighting. Vintage lettering was purchased for a community generated message posted on the reader board.

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