New Mural Showcases Canutillo History and Celebrates The Power of Women
There’s a new mural in town that is showcasing the history of Canutillo and celebrating the power of women!
This past Saturday The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso unveiled the new mural which is titled “Women in Art: Inspiring Young Women into the field of Art”
The new mural is located near Old Navy and The Puma Store and directly across from The Outlet Shoppes' latest addition, Nopal Nation. It was painted by an all-female crew of Canutillo ISD students and teachers.
The mural unveiling featured guest speakers as well as performances by Alderete Middle School cheerleaders, band, and Canutillo High School Mariachi Band.
“We would like to thank The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso for the amazing opportunity to do this work, to tell our story, and to partner in helping allow young female aspiring artists to show their talents as they learned about their community,” said Canutillo School District Officials.
According to School District officials, much of the information on this mural comes from the documentation that was provided by Canutillo residents. Some provided hard copies of documents that are over 100 years old, others were sons and daughters of the very persons portrayed, and yet others were eyewitnesses to the locations and events depicted here.
The center of the mural has Canutillo Tx spelled out with the Canutillo School District logo right on top.
Other notable and historic images painted on the mural include La Paloma Grocery and an image of Mexican soldiers during The Pancho Villa Connection.
“Pancho Villa and his generals used to regularly come to Canutillo and frequent Fernando Carrasco’s grocery store La Paloma. There the troops would purchase supplies, munitions, and any other needs they might have. Canutillo was a strong supporter of this,” said Canutillo ISD Officials.
Outlet Shoppes At El Paso Murals:
This mural is one of many murals that are featured on walls throughout the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso.
Back in 2021 local artist, Christin Apodaca drew a mural that features a female Folklorico dancer in a light blue dress. According to Apodaca the mural, titled “Movements of the past” is a symbol that celebrates the spirit of our community.
Other murals include a mural titled “Somos Fiesta” which features pinatas and was painted by local artist, Paola Martinez.
If you would like to read more about the history depicted in the mural Click Here.