6 Years! Illegal? has left an imprint on the city of Las Cruces, literally. We will continue to push the cap on the can and produce beautiful vibrant murals that many will appreciate and techniques that others will never understand…
This event has always been a grassroots effort and is not possible without the support of this wonderful city, dedicated artists that travel from afar to inspire and beautify the bricks we have laid around us.
Questioning the term “Illegal”
This years inspiration!
– Pre Party @ El Patio in Mesilla show starts at 9pm 21+ $5 door
Lightning Strikes West Tour featuring
Mister Riot (AZ)
OhM – AOTA (AZ)
Blaze Rock (AZ)
Dj Blesd1 -AOTA (AZ)
Dj Pervee (LC)
Homegrown Outlawz (LC)
Born Sinners (EP)
E$ BFNE (EP).
FRIDAY – Pictograff 4: The Art of Warprayer @ The Branigan Cultural Center / Museum of Art located in downtown Las Cruces
Live painting during the 1st Friday Art Ramble 5-7PM $FREE Event
Saba Wear (Live Screenprinting)
Followed by #Pictograff Gallery Opening at Barricade Culture Shop
During this event we will be hanging art for #IllegalArtShow and assigning walls to artists for Saturday’s installation of murals thoughout the city of Las Cruces.
#Illegal? Artists will begin applying paint to walls at various locations around town.
#Pictograff artists will be painting live during the downtown Farmers Market.
3pm: $10 at the door (Ticket includes after party entry)
The #IllegalArtShow Gallery Opening @ Barricade
#BeatsandBombs DJ & Beatmaker Showcase
VENDOR and ARTIST’S BOOTH SETUP $20 (Tables will be provided but bring’em if got’em)
Battle Winner Anounced
Live Art Auction of pieces by James Montoya
Contact Saba Wear for more info and wall/battle rezervations
This year will kick off with an Indigenous perspective about ARROWSOUL at the 3rd annual IWOK conference on
THURSDAY May 5th, 2016 held at New Mexico State University.Guest Speakers, Live art and Hip Hop performances
More info TBA…
FRIDAY May 6th @ 5PM will be the gallery opening for PICTOGRAFF: The Art of Warprayer at The Branigan Cultural Center and Museum in downtown Las Cruces. Works by ILASH, RELEASE, WOAR 2 and many more New Mexico based artists.
SATURDAY… May 7th @ 9AM – 2PM will continue with PICTOGRAFF’s Live Art showcase outside the Museum of Art during the Farmers and Crafts Market with Mural installation by participating artists.
*Selected walls throughout Las Cruces will be painted by local and visiting artists all day.
SATURDAY EVENING May 7th 5PM – 11PM
ILLEGAL? ART SHOW & BATTLE @ Barricade Culture Shop
Gallery Opening / Reception
DJ’s & Live Performances TBA
STREET SKATE COMP
*for battles and walls contact Saba Wear
Nearly Every Sign Written will direct the reader to a certain destination. All humans have the erge to leave a mark or message to the next person traveling the same path. Las Cruces or “The Crosses” has been the grounds for ceremony since before timex. Being a gateway to all directions of the compass, many cultures have exchanged styles, technique and visions thru drum beats, dance, wall art and story telling as in Hueco Tanks and the Organ Mountains are blessed with many pieces from different crews since way before timex had your wrists locked.
The first show…
They say things happen in 3’s (Taa’) I guess we’ll have to see these things happen on Saturday February 22nd, 2014. We celebrate an artform that has been practiced for thousands of years in this very intersection to the south. We have always used the walls as a way to communicate in different times! So we come together again during the month of love. Bringing with us beautiful colors for the spring season!
This year will beheld at the West End Art Depot again and also throughout the town at various locations. The battles start when the sun breaks the Organ Mountains and will last all day till 5pm. There after a feast at WEAD for the artist that have participated. Soundchecks and Art hanging session will take place in the Gallery until opening doors at 8pm. Gallery and wallspace available by request at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you bring pieces in before Feb. They will be involved for our 1st Friday Gallery Opening.
First Illegal? Art Show…