Friday, October 28, 2022

Hotline 4 Auto extreme makeover

On March 10, 2017, I posted a beach mural on the south wall of Hotline 4 Auto. This year, as I've driven by the building, I've seen a new mural that seems half-finished. As of mid-August, it still wasn't finished. So I decided to schedule this post. If I notice that the mural has changed, I'll update this.

Is the empty rectangular spot at the top left corner for a business sign?

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Murals being made, part 71: At the hockey rink

From what I've read, having a hockey rink in the middle of a city is unusual. Tucson does, though: the William J. Dawson Memorial DEK Rink at Doolen Middle School, just east of the Boys & Girls Club of Tucson - Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse. On a storage container in front of the rink are two murals. BG Boyd Photography sent these aerial photos:

He took those from his drone on July 10, 2022. In the second photo, Grant Road is the street behind.

KGUN9 TV interviewed the muralist on June 20th: New Roadrunners mural by Alejandra Trujillo coming soon.

On June 22, 2022, I caught Alejandra working on the murals. Here she's painting the north side, the one closer to the rink:

Here's the finished mural on August 21st:
Let's jump back to the south side (near Grant Road) on June 22nd:
And the finished mural on August 21st:
(As always, you can click on a photo for a slideshow of larger views.)

Children added some blue animal spectators along the edge of the rink:

Stop by to see some hockey and check out the murals!

Friday, October 21, 2022

Family Bargain Thrift Shop

The east wall of Family Bargain Thrift Shop has the mural above at the left (south) side and the mural below toward the right (north):
(The doors to the donation center are in the middle of the mural. As always, you can click for a slideshow of larger views.)

I took the photos June 22, 2022.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Arts Foundation seeking Public Art Coordinator

Here's an announcement posted to Facebook Tuesday, October 18:
The Arts Foundation seeks a full time Public Art Coordinator to effectively implement various aspects of the Arts Foundation’s Public Art Program in accordance with the Percent for Art Ordinances for the City of Tucson and Pima County.

The Coordinator will work closely with the Public Art Manager to administer all public art program functions and activities, including new and active percent for art projects, relocations, deaccessions, donations and private sector projects.

To learn more click the link below.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

6th Avenue Asphalt Art Block-Painting Party 10/22

The Tucson Department of Transportation & Mobility and Living Streets Alliance are hosting a block-painting party on 6th Avenue, by Armory Park and Children's Museum Tucson. The project will include painting a large, colorful mural on the asphalt. The community is invited to beautify 6th Ave & enjoy music, refreshments, activities and more! It's this Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details:

Monday, October 17, 2022

In 12 years, this garden mural has grown

The last time I visited the beautiful little street Calle de Jardin (Garden) was 2010. This June (2022) I was checking out a nearby mural for sale (including the house behind it). I walked a block west to see one of my favorite murals. I saw that it had changed:
Here's the center in 2010:
The prickly pear cactus are gone… and the quail must have eaten a lot of food in the past 12 years. :)

Next, closeups from left (north) to right (south), ending with the cute mailbox:

There are closeups of the mailbox in today's post Flashback to this garden box: 103 South Calle de Jardin on the Tucson Mailbox Art blog. Manny Garcia painted the original mural. I'm not sure if he made the updated version.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Tacos y Mariscos Jaliscos

Name changed from Mariscos Chihuahua

By Andres Castro and Tony Plak






 Click for a larger image.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Hidden Appliances

I found this mural on the west wall of the Tucson Appliance Company.

By Erica Cantua


Click for a larger image. You'll see appliances like these:
Thanks to BG Boyd Photography for that close-up.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Rock the Spot: Graffiti art festival October 14-16

Monty Ses Esposito posted on Facebook:
Tucson, Arizona this is it. We are 1 week away. The super bowl of graffiti art in Tucson. Next weekend October 14th, 15th and 16th. Rock the spot graffiti art festival. This art event will feature some of the best graffiti art in the south west. Please come out and enjoy all of the beautiful graffiti art murals. Thank you to the city of Tucson and all of the sponsors and everyone involved. Now let's rock the spot.
It'll be at 63 E. Congress (downtown behind the Cobra Bar on Congress Street… it's in a big parking lot).

Who remembers the WintaFresh weekends that Cyfi organized at Und1sputed Fitness on Stone? Here are photos and video from almost ten years ago: Murals being made, part 14: WintaFresh 2013.

Update (May 12, 2023): Our post on May 9th, Ready to Rock (the Spot), shows preparation for painting the lot and the signatures of artists who did the work. Today's post This Spot (was) Rocked has closeups of most of the 30+ murals after they were finished or (for a few) almost done.

Friday, October 07, 2022

Mysterious Business

I was unable to find the name or nature of the business at this location. However, there may be a clue as to its nature on one of the paintings displayed in the window. It has been signed by "Chronic The Hemp Hog".

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Tuesday, October 04, 2022