Friday, April 26, 2019

This dragon IS a character

Back on December 14, 2016, David Aber posted "Dragons of Character" showing two murals at Homer Davis Elementary.

I stopped by on August 21, 2018, and spotted this cowboy dragon.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hippie Gypsy still truckin'

Let's look back 11 years to this photo by Warren V. in Tucson Murals Project's 50th Posting!:

There's a link from the end of that post to show murals on the closed window shutter… but somehow we never posted photos of the other side of the building. Luckily, the Cactus Catz blog has many more photos in the September 26, 2018 entry: Wordless Wednesday : Hippie Gypsy.

It's an interesting blog with a Tucson flavor. Have a look!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Residence in Barrio Hollywood

Residence at 1022 West Ontario St. as viewed from North Columbia Ave.  Photo taken on Dec. 11, 2018.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Better searching for murals

I've added a new and better way to search for murals. If you're trying to find a mural, look for “Search this blog” near the top right corner of any blog page. You can type a street address, artist name, or whatever.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Monsters and caffeine

The building on 6th Avenue, not far north of 22nd Street, has had wild murals for years. For instance, you can see the same monstrous face back in 2014 in our Tucson Murals Project blog entry …and the south side.

The photo here is from Monday Mural : S. 6th Ave, near 22nd St., Tucson, AZ on the Cactus Catz blog. (Thanks, Mary!) That blog entry starts with a photo of the right end of the mural: a woman sipping coffee. It's quite a mural… click over and have a look!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Artist Michael Schultz and the Open Space Church

Jeff Gardner of Tucson Local Media posted this interesting story about a reformed graffiti artist and a church that includes art in its ministry:

Moving graffiti from the streets to the steeple

Friday, April 12, 2019

Fence Art

I found this very interesting house in South Tucson on Jan. 15, 2019.  The house is at the SW intersection of S. 10th Ave. and W. 25th St.  The north side of the house and fence are seen from W. 25th St.
1540 S. 10th Ave.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Downtown Mural Project Update

This is Tucson posted an article online March 29th by Andrea Pittenger with news about the latest murals that should grace downtown by June 1st:

Downtown Tucson is getting 4 new murals this spring

Yesterday, the Arizona Daily Star posted a bunch of pictures of the artists at work:

Photos: More Murals for Downtown Tucson

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Railroad car art from Cactus Catz

In February, 2018, Tucson blogger Cactus Catz emailed a link to a post with photos of murals on the side of railroad cars at the Old Pueblo trolley museum. Here's one:

You can see all of them here: Railroad car art.

I hope we'll see more from Cactus Catz this year!

Friday, April 05, 2019


Completed on Dec. 18, 2018 by Karlito Miller Espinosa, aka Mata Ruda, with the assistance of Analaura Villegas and Brisa Tzintzun.

Photographed on Dec. 27, 2018 on the east side of the Rogue Theatre as viewed from N. Herbert Ave.  I took the photo from a parking lot that can be entered from N. 4th Ave.

The woman is holding a pamphlet titled "Pedagogy of the Oppressed".

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Update (April 7, 2019): The December 20, 2018 Arizona Daily Star article A look at some of Tucson's many beautiful murals says:

“A mural titled "Sonora" on the side of the Historic Y building at 300 E. University Blvd. was completed on December 18, 2018. Karlito Miller Espinosa aka Mata Ruda, the artist, teaches an illustration class in the school of art at the University of Arizona. With the help of two of his students, Analaura Villegas and Brisa Tzintzun, he completed the commissioned mural within a week. Espinosa says the mural is a quilt of images that represent some of the different organizations that have offices in the building”

The January 9, 2019 Arizona Daily Wildcat story UA students paint the town with new mural has much more information.