A Giant ‘Greetings From El Paso’ Postcard Mural Is Being Painted On The Westside
When you traveled back in the day, you used to be able to see postcards that had said ‘Greetings From..’ whichever city you were in. The postcards had their heyday in the 1950s and 60s, but they’ve had a resurgence in popularity with nostalgic baby boomers.
Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs are two artists who have been on an RV tour of the country and painting giant ‘Greetings From’ postcards at various cities that they say ‘(create) interactive murals that will become future landmarks. The ‘Greetings Tour’ seeks to create public art that will capture the pride of local residents for their hometowns and spark the interest of visitors and tourists.’
Ving and Beggs are creating a ‘Greetings From El Paso' mural at the new Substation Retail Village which is under construction on the westside. This is the seventeenth mural they have painted on their tour. Landmarks like the Star on the Mountain, streetcars, ASARCO and Southwest University Park, will be included on the mural.
If you want to check out the mural, it is located at the intersection of Doniphan and Sunset Drives.