The Native Health Initiative and its director, UNM physician Anthony Fleg, MD, are partnering with local Indigenous artists to bring a piece of public art to the city. Artists Votan Henriquez (Maya/Nahua) and Leah Lewis (Laguna/Hopi/Zuni/Diné) are leading the mural project, titled Abya Yala: Indigenous Freeways. The mural will be painted May 1-2 at 3904 Central Avenue NE. Space for the mural was donated from Homegrown, a Native-owned contemporary art store. Fleg, an associate professor in the UNM Department of Family & Community Medicine, says that art plays an important role in community health – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.