Daytime Exploration: Public Art
Gallup's downtown area has over 14 public murals painted by the artists from our rich and diverse artistic community. Follow the free walking tour of the Downtown Murals and stop in for a cup of Gallup’s “New Mexico True Certified” locally roasted coffee at Gallup Coffee Company (203 W Coal Avenue). While you’re there browse their rotating collection of art by local artists, then take a walk right down Second Street and visit one of the downtown Gallup art galleries that are free and open to the public. Next wander over to the historic McKinley County Court House, built in 1938 in the Spanish Pueblo Revival Style. The Courthouse houses a New Deal Art Collection and a beautiful historic courtroom with a wraparound mural depicting the history of the Gallup region on the second floor. For some really unique art, you'll need to hop in a car and head over to We the People Park. This park on Gallup's north side features the "We the People" sculpture. The sculpture is 110 feet long, constructed of steel, and surrounded by other sculptures representing "free speech, pluralism, democracy, and our coexistence with the environment." This park is listed with the Smitsonian Art Database.