Downtown beautification can take many different forms. In Gallup, local artists have painted pictures, and even small murals, on the concrete trash cans in the downtown area. Here are some we saw when we walked through town a couple of days ago.
Some of the paintings portray historical life, like this one of an Indian driving a team of horses in front of a wagon of people.
There were volcanoes near-by.
I'm not sure about this zebra(?).
The railroad came through the area in the 1880s.
We are in the midst of Indian Country.
This is a portrayal of Hispanic women picking grapes, I think.
What a great hummingbird.
This is the only one we saw that had a mosaic rather than a painting. It is very colorful.