Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Mural archive: Dry River

Wesley F. Creigh painted this framed mural on a corner where she's had other murals too:

I took the photo on April 12, 2013, but haven't published it until today.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Superstars on Ft. Lowell

I caught this mural at sunset. When I checked the front of the building (along Fort Lowell) to see what business was there, I saw a sign “unsafe to enter.” I wonder how long the mural — or the building — will be there?

The bricks, and the white areas that look like stucco, are painted on.

I took the photos on January 23rd.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Mural archive: mural in an arch

This tile mural was built into an arch in a wall along Glenn. I found it on March 28, 2013, but haven't published the photo until today.

Friday, March 20, 2020


Lend A Bone Rescue Store
By Danny Martin

Photographed on Oct. 23, 2019.  Click on the photo for a larger and sharper image.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Mural archive: 3-D mural

On February 27, 2013, I spotted this mural on a closed business along Broadway, just west of Park Place Mall:

When I looked closer, I saw that parts of the mural were in front of the rest:

Friday, March 13, 2020

Cobra Arcade

There's a new splash of street art along the Cobra Arcade Bar at the corner of Congress and Scott downtown. The mural along Scott will probably catch your eye first:

You'll find more murals in the covered seating area around the entrance:

I love the UFO sombreros. :) Two other “Greetings from Tucson” murals are in our entries for October 5, 2013 and April 26, 2017.

Off the bottom left corner of the Greetings mural is Lalo Cota's signature. The Phoenix muralist has done more work in Tucson; click on the Lalo Cota link at the bottom of this post to see others.
I took the photos on January 21st.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Rock Martinez' Prince commemorative mural in The Washington Post

The March 6 Washington Post article Airport art doesn’t have to be boring: Here are some of the country’s most striking examples shows Rock Martinez' "I Would Die 4 U" mural that was recently moved to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It includes an interview with Rock as well as lots of other airport art.

(The photo is from Rock's website, cyfiart.com, used by permission.)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Mural archive: Kokopelli and a blue sun

I've found a few old mural photos that I've never published here. This is the first — from December 13, 2012:

Friday, March 06, 2020

Revisited: Guadalajara Grill on Kolb in 2014

As I was looking through co-editor David Aber's Flickr account, I saw that he'd taken photos in 2014 of the same Guadalajara Fiesta Grill on Kolb that I had photographed in 2013. But I'd only snapped photos of three murals by Joe Pagac. Dave found four tile murals by an artist named Miranda. Here they are:

He took the photos on December 28, 2014.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

"Exhale": Banner mural #5 of 5

This is the last in a series of five murals commissioned by Banner-University Medicine during 2019.

Photographed on Sept. 28, 2019.
Painting by Lalo Cota
 Click for a larger and sharper image.