Sunday, September 16, 2012

TAB grand opening, overpass update

The Tucson Arts Brigade has brought a lot of art to Tucson. Three of their recent projects were the Barrio Centro mural, repainting Winsett Park, and the 29th Street overpass.

This coming Friday, September 21, is the grand opening of their new offices in the Historic Y. Here are the details. It's a beautiful building full of arts- and community-related people and groups. Stop by and meet the mural makers!

Speaking of TAB murals: Last week I rode by the overpass at 29th & Columbus. Several murals had been finished or tweaked since I was last there on March 14th. Here's an update. The previous photo is at the left and the shot I took last week is on the right.

The sketch at the bottom back of the north tower has been painted in, and there's a new mural next to it.

I found a photo of the subject (also the artist, maybe?) next to her mural on TAB's Facebook page. When you click on that link, the Facebook photo will open in a new window or tab; when you close that, this page should still be here.
This new mural is by the stairs on the north tower.

The west end of the bridge has its mural now — and, ironically, some tiny tags. One of TAB's goals is to turn destructive taggers into mural painters, but I guess not every one was on this project.
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The top of the mural at the east end of the bridge has been filled in, and the highlights have a new shade of a lighter green.

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