Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Beautiful mural in a surprising spot

Melo King spotted this wild and gorgeous wraparound mural at 901 E. 12th Street, behind the Sonoran Plant Nursery — (which is behind the OfficeMax store on Broadway, just east of the Diamondback Bridge).

She took the second photo after asking permission to come inside the fence. The muralist was Martin Q. Chamanacux. What a great find!

Around the corner...

...from the huge mural on one side of the building, Paseo Redondo, east of Granada... is another wall with two murals that Melo King photographed. First, at the right side of the wall, a continuation of the previous mural:

The rest of this wall has a big graffiti mural:

Update (April 15, 2022): A new mural covers the whole wall. See it in today's post Art near Tucson Museum of Art.

More from Melo

A week ago I mentioned Melodi King — also known as Melo. She's working on a map of downtown Tucson murals that could grow into a much bigger project. If it all works out, I'll let you know about it here!

In the meantime, she's been revisiting downtown mural sites and taking more photos. Here's a scene from Fourth Avenue: Creative Ventures at 522 N. 4th:

At left side, you can see part of Breakout Studios, 526 N. 4th. Earlier this year, I posted a photo of the mural on front of the then-vacant building. Now the building is neatly painted, but without the mural. Things change...

Update (September 28, 2012): Here are more photos.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs a muralist...

...to help this weather-beaten mural on the Toole Avenue side of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Angel Youth Center:

It's at the corner with Alameda. (The shadows are from early-morning light.)

Here's the same mural back in July, 2006.

Updates: On Saturday, June 25, 2011, Joe Pagac painted a new mural. The new mural is in our June 30 post.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Armory Park Center

Here's another of Melo King's photos: the front of the Armory Park Center on 5th Avenue.

Look up!

Melo King sent this photo of the top of one of the new buildings downtown. It's east of the Ronstadt Center, just north of the corner of Arizona Avenue and Congress:

Bicycles on stage

My May 2009 post Murals past and present showed murals on both sides of the outdoor stage at Winsett Park, 316 N. 4th. Melo King noticed that I hadn't shown the mural behind the stage itself. Here's her photo:

Country in the city, part 2

Last year's post Country in the city showed the mural on the south side of the Tucson Yoga building at 12th Street and 4th Avenue. For some reason, I didn't include the mural on the east side of that same building. Here's part of it — and parts of two bicycle-parking loops:

The photo is from Melodi King (better known as Melo). She's building a clickable map of Tucson murals. I'll post more of her photos next. Thanks, Melo!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Next along the block...

...from the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Garden murals is this mural in the neighborhood playground, a bit north of 11th Avenue & University. It's too long for one photo, but here are the center and right sections:

Monday, October 04, 2010

Creative Costumes...

...has this mural on their front wall, so you'll only catch a glance as you drive by. Instead, pull in at 4220 East Speedway and have a closer look.

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Fish and feet

Here's an unusual mural. It's at Speedway Veterinary Hospital, 3736 East Speedway. (The dark part at the right side is a tree's shadow.)