Monday, December 13, 2021

Huge community mural repainting: help needed!

If you've driven along North Stone Avenue between Roger and Limberlost in the past 20 years, you've likely seen this 200-yard-long mural on the east side of Stone:
You can see the whole mural in our July 12, 2016 post Ten years of Tucson murals, for this blog's 10th anniversary. There are photos of the restoration on lead artist Pasqualina Azzarello's Instagram @pasqualinaazzarello (you don't need an Instagram account to scroll by the photos). Here she's refreshing a star:
The mural has been there since 2001. Last week and this week, the artists who came together 20 years ago to paint it are back together repainting and making some changes. I'll stop by once or twice this week and aim to post an update by Thursday. The rededication will be this coming Saturday, December 18, from 2 to 4 pm.

Can you imagine how much paint it takes to cover a 200-yard-long mural? (It's a lot.) The team of artists is in the final homestretch to meet their fundraising goals. Their GoFundMe page North Stone Avenue Mural Revitalization Project has details and a place where you can donate. For donations of $50 and above, they'll also hand-paint a star with your name or someone's you choose.

Thanks for your help. I'll hope to see you on Saturday!

Update (December 14, 2021): KGUN 9 TV news ran a story today (with video): Tucson mural along Stone Avenue in need of some restoration.

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