Friday, October 22, 2021

Avenidas de los Muertos celebration and Spy vs. Spy

A mural along 4th Avenue in South Tucson advertises a celebration (just before Dia de los Muertos) and vaccine clinic:
The last photo above shows bits of another mural underneath it. We don't have photos of that.

If you've read MAD Magazine, you probably recognize these characters from the middle of the mural:
It's a cartoon pair of spies who are always trying to destroy each other. (I'm not sure what they have to do with a celebration in Tucson.) There's more info in the article Spy vs. Spy. And here's a YouTube Spy vs Spy video:

I stopped by the mural yesterday morning, October 21.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Daily Wildcat article about mural feast at Hotel McCoy

The Daily Wildcat is a great newspaper produced by UA Journalism students. It's worth following (also, if you can, donating to keep the lights on and the presses rolling). The September 30 article Hotel McCoy: An art space and a place to stay, by Sohi Kang and Bellah Nelson, is a long and interesting read with plenty of photos.

This blog has lots of photos of the hotel's murals. You can see them all by searching for posts labeled "Hotel McCoy" (click there).

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

You could drive right past this

This mural is on a shed in front of Project Insight, on the south side of Fort Lowell. It's easy to miss:
For some reason, most mapping programs wouldn't show the location, but here it is in Bing Maps: 1038 E. Ft. Lowell. I rolled by (and made a U-turn!) on June 28, 2021.

Friday, October 15, 2021

See this mural & stop in

Next to the front door of & Gallery (pronounced “and gallery”) is this mural by @ahhdehleenart (click there to see her Instagram page):
(As always, you can click on the photo for a bigger view.) Here's her signature:
I walked by & snapped this on August 10th.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

"Living" TUCSON AZ mural

On the north side of the parking lot for Antigone Books has been a book mural by Jessica Gonzales. There's a new mural slowly taking shape on the west side of the lot — which is actually on another business:
It's a “living” mural, like the first living mural a couple of blocks away: It's divided into small spaces, each of which can hold a little mural painted by an artist. Here's the whole mural closer up:
Next, the parts of the mural people can paint, from left (south) to right (north):
I took these photos on August 10th. More of the spaces are probably filled in by now.

Friday, October 08, 2021


I found this mural on Sept. 19 on the east wall of 5809 E. 22nd St.  And yes, our Tucson sky is that blue.

Artist not known
Click on the photo for a larger and sharper image.

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Stewart Boot Company

Danny Martin is painting lots of murals! (You can see more by clicking on his name next to “Labels:” at the end of this post, and even more on his Instagram @dannymartinart_ [with an underscore _ on the end].) Here's one on a side street in the city of South Tucson:
I took the photos on July 23rd.

Friday, October 01, 2021

St. Luke's Home

In May of 2018 I took photos of two murals on an L-shaped wall at the rear of an assisted living facility named St. Luke's Home.  I recently discovered that these photos never made it to The Tucson Murals Project.  I drove by St. Luke's on Aug. 18, 2021 to confirm that the mural still exists.  While the street address is 615 E. Adams St., the murals can only be seen from E. Lee St.

Here are the two photos (better late than never):

Click on either photo for larger and sharper images.