Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Poppies not yoga

That was the scene June 20th, one block south of Broadway on 4th Avenue. It's the mural painted recently for the new business Arizona Poppy. We have photos of earlier murals on these walls, from Tucson Yoga, taken between 2009 and 2012:

Friday, August 26, 2022

Bodega Solai

The Downtown Tucson Partnership (which promotes activities and businesses around downtown) wrote that Bodega Solai is a place to get "a quick bite to eat, snacks, drinks, CBD, workout supplements, smoke & vape products, and more! And don't forget their sock wall! All socks just $2!"

It seems that the inside is just as eclectic as the outside. Click on the photo for a larger view and look at the sign at the lower left.
I was there June 20th.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Mural conspiracy...

to make you want to buy food… is on the front windows of the Food Conspiracy Co-op on 4th Avenue:
Close-ups from left (the north end) to right (the south):

I snapped the photos (and tried not to buy any food) on June 20th.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Pet Portrait

 Found at 2926 E. Seneca St. on the east wall facing N. Bentley Ave.

By Sasha Aliza

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Flower Stop ten years later

It was November 23, 2011 when I posted a photo of Flower Stop on South 12th Avenue that looked a bit like a construction zone. When I came back on April 3, 2022, I saw:

Friday, August 12, 2022

Arte Bella's beautiful art

In Italian, Arte Bella means beautiful art. The muralist Chilli Mangos (on Instagram, @chillimangos) painted the entire front of Arte Bella. Here's the front from the left (north) side and the right (south) side:

Next, some closeups. The muralist also painted the underside of the roof… I'll show as much of that as I could fit into my camera:

I took the photos on June 20, 2022.

Update (November 15, 2022): There's More arte bella behind Arte Bella.

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Paint for Pets

On 1st Avenue just south of Glenn is Pet Doctor:
That mural is on the north-facing wall. Here's a photo of just the mural, followed by close-ups of the left and right ends:

There's a mural on the wall's other (south) side too:
I drove by on June 22nd.

Friday, August 05, 2022

Desert Sage School

Desert Sage School is a Waldorf-inspired, tuition-free public charter high school guided by the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education.  The first day of class is Aug. 8, 2022.  Accepting students for Grades 9 and 10.  Grades 11 and 12 will be added later.

Artist(s) Unknown
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Update (June 9, 2023) from Jerry Peek: I found finished versions of this mural in BG Boyd's Tucson Murals database, tucsonazmurals.com. He gave me permission to edit the first photo below so it shows the same area as David's. The overall photo at the end is directly from BG's site.

Tuesday, August 02, 2022


East wall of Noodies Restaurant (replaces Bentley's House of Coffee and Tea).

By Jenna Tomasello

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Update: Back on May 2, 2022, artist Jenna Tomasello (@jennatomasello) wrote on her Instagram post about the mural “The Birth of Venus painted for @noodiestucson. Thanks to @arterosas_ @ginger__love @alycatmiller @juju_bug__ for all the help on this big project.”