Thirteen Places of Belonging are commemorated with hand-painted signs.
1. 2nd Street SW
between Lead and Coal / a creative community / Nominated by Jessamyn Lovell.
2. Working Classroom
423 Atlantic Ave SW / a safe zone / Nominated by Analy Morales, Estephania Valencia, Ana P. Palma, and Keily Castro.
3. The Box
100 Gold Ave SW / my place in Albuquerque / Nominated by Carolyn Meyer.
4. National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW / self-discovery, identity /
Nominated by Monica Bencomo.
5. Riverside Dr. SW
off La Vega Dr SW / be of service to my community /
Nominated by Barbara Bell.
6. Flamenco Community @ UNM
Carlisle Gym, Central Campus / music, challenge, sincere support / Nominated by Zahra Marwan.
7. Old Town
Old Town Plaza / ancestry, history / Nominated by Lucila Lozoya.
8. The Bosque
Paseo Del Bosque Trail / my favorite place in the whole world /
Nominated by Jamie P and anonymous.
9. Sagebrush Church
6440 Coors Blvd NW / unconditional love / Nominated by Jamie.
1100 Eubank Blvd NE / accepted, peaceful / Nominated by Gabby, Yudima Valdes Mesa.
11. Los Altos Pool
10100 Lomas Blvd NE / motivated to try harder / Nominated by Manuel Castillo.
12. TRiO @ CNM, Montoya Campus
TW Building, 4900 Morris St NE / where my tribe is / Nominated by Molly Stephens.
13. The Cooperage
7220 Lomas Blvd NE / the luxury of dancing /
Nominated by Yudima Valdes Mesa.
Signs: Christine Wong Yap, Belonging Signs, 2017, handlettered paint on pine, 18 x 11 x 0.75 inches each.
Photos with Michael Apolo Gomez.