This long mural, titled (at the top-left corner) Casa de las Flores (House of the Flowers), is on the east side of Olsen south of 9th. It's just north of the first alley (as a homeowner told me, this part of the Sam Hughes neighborhood has long, narrow lots framed by two alleys, named "key lots"). The home's address is 2102 E. 9th Street. I found it on June 30th.
I saw this Ben's Bells mural June 28th on the side of a storage container behind — that is, northwest of — Allegra Print & Imaging. (The office address is 1300 S. Park, but container is just south of 23rd Street along the alley between Park and Tyndall.) I went inside to ask the story. The container had been tagged pretty badly, so students from the nearby Borton Magnet School painted the mural over the tags.
We'll see more from Borton Magnet School next time.
Outside the garden wall around the home at 589 N. Plumer Avenue is this pleasant spot... with a bunch of our prickly friends standing by. (That address came from Google Maps; the spot, as you can see by clicking the street address, is at the southwest corner of 5th & Plumer. For some reason, the "Location:" box at the bottom of this article wouldn't accept the location.)
This blog shows “flat” art. That includes uncommon things like paintings hung on a wall by the street — and things so common as desert scenes made from iron. The latter is so common that I usually don't show it anymore. This one was due an exception, I thought:
The fine mesh blurs the background and makes the art stand out more.
I took this photo on June 12th. The same photo is on today's entry in the Tucson Mailbox Art blog — which, if you haven't seen it, is worth a browse... it has a lot of art that's both fun and creative.
Some of you have used the table of murals (from the murals page) to find a mural in a particular location around town. With something like 1,000 murals, the table wasn't easy to use.
I've reorganized the table by area of town. It looks like this:
The map shows the areas of Tucson, and a list at the left explains. Click on one of the areas in the list (not on the map) to see a list of murals in that area. (The page has more instructions.) Once you've found a mural in the list, click on it to see the mural right there in the window.
I hope this new setup is handy for you. Now all I need to do is find time to update the table... I haven't added new murals to it since September, 2012. (Volunteer projects can't always get the time they need...)
Monday we saw art along a corner lot — with the home address on one street and the art on another. Just by chance, the next mural I found on my May 20th ride was the same: a home on Geronimo Avenue but art along Kelso Street:
(As always, you can click on the photo for a larger view.)
Homes on corner lots may have an address on one street, but have their art facing the second street. That's what I found last May 20 as I was riding up Fontana Street: The home officially at 302 E. Delano had a gorgeous garage and eclectic fence art along the wall that faced Fontana.
Artistically-decorated homes often have more than one kind of art, as did this home. It has a mosaic-covered mailbox (which you can see by clicking there to view today's post on the Tucson Mailbox Art blog). And the front of the home is far from a full-blown mural, but it's artistically decorated:
I rolled through the neighborhood on May 26, 2013.
The evening of last May 4th, I was driving along Broadway and spotted a new mural on the west side of Miles Exploratory Learning Center, next to the parking lot. When I pulled up closer, I saw that it wasn't finished:
(That's a bit of sunset light on the top corners.)
If I weren't out of town now, I'd drive by and find what I hope is the finished mural. If you're in the area and could send me an up-to-date photo, I'll post it with thanks!
UPDATE (December 28, 2018): There's been a newer mural here for some while — since mid-2018, at least. It's in today's blog entry Miles ELC revisited (too late!).
One of Tucson's best-known mural painters will be among 40+ artists tonight at The Tucson Museum of Art. Yesterday I read in a news blurb from the Museum that “Muralist Joe Pagac will be painting a human mural (actually painting on people!).”
After a time when it looked like Joe Pagac wouldn't be painting more concert murals on the northeast corner of the Rialto theatre, he seems to be back at it. (There's some background near the top of our January 1 page New on Toole in 2013 (and Happy 2014!).) When I rolled by on March 8th, I found two new murals for March:
Thinking of green corn tamales? You might be thinking of Lerua's Restaurant. Thinking of cactus murals? Unless you were poking around Lerua's last April 30 (2013) — as one mural-hunting bicyclist was — you might not have seen these murals that are (maybe still) just east of the restaurant, on an abandoned section of building:
OK, so I'm really stretching our (already lenient) definition of “mural” this time: a mural shaped like a sea serpent? Well, I didn't feel that this work could quite slither into the Public Art category of TucsonArt.info... so, why not call it a mural? Brilliant, ¿nó?
Whatever you think, I need to tell you that I took the photo on April 22, 2013.
Jerry Peek's images are public-domain. For non-profit use, he'd appreciate a mention of his name and JerryPeek.com. For profit, please ask first from the contact form above; give the title of the blog entry, which image, and what you'd like to do.
For full-size versions of these shrunken photos — for instance, to print in a magazine — Jerry has them.
(Jerry is a volunteer who loves to show you murals, and your kindness will help him go on.) Thanks for reading!
To find other murals, you can click on one of the links in the Labels: list above (if there is one). You can search the blog for anything, like a street or business name, by using the Search this blog link near the top right corner of a page. The Blog Archive near the bottom of the right column lets you find all entries by year and month.