El Paso’s 3D Balloon Murals Expand To 10 With Wigwam Addition
Local artist Tino Ortego is expanding his 3D mylar-style balloon series to ten with the newest addition of the Wigwam mural in the heart of downtown El Paso.
Another 3D balloon mural part of an ongoing series has gone up off E. San Antonio at the Wigwam Museum, making it the tenth in the mural series featured all over El Paso.
Last year, local artist Tino Ortega began creating these interactive and lifelike murals in remembrance of the victims of the August 3rd Walmart shootings helping unite our community through the power of art.
Located in the heart of downtown El Paso tucked just a few steps from the newly built Plaza Hotel parking lot, sits El Paso's Paranormal Museum next door to the Wigwam Saloon.
The Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society Inc. (Ghosts915) is a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and preserving historical landmarks in our city.
The non-profit organization uses the space as a museum providing ghost tours year-round for the benefit of maintaining our city's history with plans to renovate the Wigwam Saloon.
The museum is also home to many old artifacts, including creepy porcelain dolls, old bottles, ticket stubs, and wrappers found during renovations to the building.
The museum also houses many items on loan from Dave's Pawnshop that are too creepy to house, such as an odd and eerie-looking doll (Juju) that was once locked in a lead box given to the museum for safekeeping.
The new mural is done in a 3D mylar balloon marquee style, spelling out Wigwam with a red and yellow color scheme.
Created over just a few days, Tino Ortega took to social media to share his latest addition saying,
It's a beautiful day to finally be at double digits with the balloon murals. I got to work with the people at @wigwammuseum to bring attention to the rich history of the southwest. Thank you to all those that visited during the process. On the road to 23.
Ortega will continue to seek funding and wall space to complete the remaining murals counting down to twenty-three.
Anyone interested in contributing to his cause can reach out to him on Instagram or drop him a few bucks on Cash App at $artegtino.
Where To Find The Wigwam Mural:
- The new mural is on the side of the Wigwam Museum, located at 110 E San Antonio Ave, El Paso, TX 79901.