Local Artist Creating New Sunset Heights Mural
A new mural in downtown El Paso will be unveiled soon showcasing local legends, sights and iconic El Paso homes in and around the Sunset Heights neighborhood.
The mural is located on the wall facing the I-10 freeway side of the Pearl Apartments on the corner of Yandell Dr. and Santa Fe St. featuring the wording Sunset Heights followed by the words El Paso - borrowing from the style of the El Paso postcard mural that is located at The Substation off Sunset and Doniphan Rd. The rest of the mural will consist of renderings of Pancho Villa, The Trost Home, The Turtle House including an iconic trolley and Sunset Grocery among other Sunset Heights treasures.
The mural was commissioned by the folks at Pearl Properties and hired local artist Alex Lomeli to create a mural inspired by the Sunset Heights Historic District. Coincidentally I live a block away in the district and took a moment to talk to Lomeli on the progress of the project. He isn’t alone on this artistic venture, in fact he has hired on other incredible local artists such as Tino Ortega and another friend of mine Lem along with Mitsu Overstreet, Erik Angel and other artists who have also contributed their talents simply for the arts sake.
The mural is set to be unveiled Saturday, October 13th at the 15th Annual Tour of Homes from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a pop-up gallery during the Tour of Homes with artists displaying and selling their works at the Pearl Properties located at 220 W. Yandell Dr.