Thursday, October 31, 2019

Vampire Bat

Found at the rear of 300 E. 6th St., Tucson, AZ. Artist not known.

This same mural has appeared in two other posts on the Tucson Murals Project.  Surrounded by murals: our 700th post and End-to-end Plush art, 2013 and before.  In both instances, the colors have changed and, or, faded.

Photographed on May 29, 2019. We saved it for Halloween.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Sonoran Brunch Co.

The Sonoran Brunch Co. has recently opened a Diner that replaces Poco & Mom's on S. Kolb Rd.  The mural is on a shipping container on the south side of the building.

Photographed on Oct. 17, 2019
Painted by Danny Martin
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Update (June 27, 2021): BG Boyd Photography sent two more photos of the mural:
Update (June 7, 2022): Ken Kroeger (click there to visit his Facebook page) sent a high-resolution photo of the mural. I've cropped out parts of it to show more detail:

Thank you, Ken!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Residential Mural

Residence at 8102 E. Julia St. as seen from S. Sherwood Village Dr.

Photographed on 10/01/2019.
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Monday, October 21, 2019

DeGrazia chapel reopens

The fire-damaged chapel, which was lined with murals by Ted DeGrazia, has reopened. A Catholic Mass and a formal rededication of the mission are planned for December 8th. Here are two articles from the Arizona Daily Star with photos and the story of the restoration:

DeGrazia's chapel, a Tucson landmark for prayers and weddings, reopens after fire

Photos: DeGrazia Mission in the Sun, fire and restoration

Friday, October 18, 2019

"The Cactus Comet Rides Again"

Art Luppino, "The Cactus Comet", led the nation in rushing in 1954 and 1955. He wore jersey no. 22, now retired at the U of A.  The mural is located at the SE corner of Arizona Stadium behind Gate 6.

Photographed on Sept. 19, 2019.
Painted by Danny Martin. Photo by Miguel Arias.
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There's a video of the mural being painted in our blog entry Video: Danny Martin mural at Arizona Stadium.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Video: Danny Martin mural at Arizona Stadium

From Twitter:

Update (October 18, 2019): There's a photo of the completed mural in today's entry "The Cactus Comet Rides Again".

Friday, October 11, 2019

Weed & Seed

The  Weed and Seed Program is intended to help communities by weeding out crime and seeding sites with crime prevention programs.  This tile mural was found on S. 4th Ave. at the intersection of E. 34th St., City of South Tucson.  Photo taken on April 22, 2019.
Painted by Gonzalo Espinosa
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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

MOCA's wall on fire

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, is housed in a former fire station downtown. (If you haven't been there, check it out. It's an interesting gallery space with tall fire door/windows.) On the two halves of their west wall are firey orange murals. Here's the left (north) side, then the right:

(The photos' colors are even more vivid than in real life because I was there near sunset and because I used my camera's HDR mode — High Dynamic Range — to try to capture more detail in both the shadows and sunlit parts.)

I was there for a hot summer event on June 20th.

Friday, October 04, 2019


This neighborhood mural is on the east side of Sarnoff Drive, just north of the corner with Calexico Street. I rolled by (and stopped!) on June 21, 2019.

I searched the Internet for “Ohana.” The word is being used a lot these days. Wikipedia says “Ohana is the sense of family in Hawaiian culture.” But I found another web page that argues The Word 'Ohana Is A Modern Invention. Whatever.

In the middle of the mural is “Love Ya” followed by what looks like a heart with a question mark over it. Hmmm: