Las Cruces Bucket List: Murals of the Mesilla Valley -

The Mesilla Valley is a work of art, from the rows of pecan trees and chile plants that dance under the majestic blue sky to the short and spectacular color explosions on the mountains during a desert sunset to the way the Organ Mountains seem to stand at attention just a little bit more before dawn breaks, beckoning our fair city to rise with the sun. While Mother Nature bestowed beauty upon our valley, it is the people, residents, and artists that interpret our culture and our community, weaving our stories like fabric to make up the tapestry that is the Mesilla Valley.

Murals throughout Las Cruces are must-sees, whether you are a tourist or a lifelong resident. You can drive in any direction and see our history, our present, and our future written and drawn on the walls in different mediums and styles. Muralists express the spirit of our region in paint, glaze, and tile.
After you’ve been hunting murals for a while, you will realize there aren’t enough murals, but rather so many blank canvases and barren walls that have not yet been brought to life.

Visit the Murals of Las Cruces website ( and Facebook page (@muralsoflascruces) dedicated to the neighborhoods and artists in which these works of art are found. Even better? Get out and explore the neighborhoods for yourself and discover in-person the beauty embedded throughout our community!

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