Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Thanks to BG Boyd Photo for these photos of the mural taking shape:
Monday, August 30, 2021
If you can't see the video above or would like a link, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edxte71QBWw
Friday, August 27, 2021
|By Ignacio Garcia|
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
- Way out west (or east?) (November 13, 2014)
- (Downtown) Murals being made, part 32: Issac Caruso (June 16, 2016)
- (Downtown) Murals being made, part 35: Ignacio Garcia (June 27, 2016)
- Roller Rink (September 7, 2018)
- Sonoran Brunch Co. (October 29, 2019)
- Tanked (October 7, 2020)
- Roses & More is no more (March 4, 2021)
- Murals being made, part 62: More animals on bicycles (May 7, 2021)
- Murals being made, part 60: "Now Hiring" (June 4, 2021)
- Murals being made, part 63: Connections (June 25, 2021)
- Goodbye, Corbett Elementary (June 29, 2021)
Friday, August 20, 2021
The mural on the north wall of Taqueria La Esquina is based on the Mexican holiday "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead).
|Artistry by Wagon Burner Arts|
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
I stopped by on July 23rd.
Update (August 18, 2021): KGUN9 TV aired a story about muralist Mel Melo Dominguez:
Here's a link to the story in its own window: South Tucson muralist paints the pride of his community.
Monday, August 16, 2021
Friday, August 13, 2021
In addition to its meaning as a marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function, Metamorphosis is the name of the CBD, Vape and Smoke Shop where this mural was found.
|Artist not known.|
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Friday, August 06, 2021
Tucson was the first city in the US named as a World City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
This mural was found on the east wall of Zio Peppe, a restaurant serving pizza and pasta.
|By Ashley White|
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Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
Found on the north wall of the former Charlie's Comic Books, this mural is in the same spot but with a new store behind: Time Warp Gifts & Novelties.
|By Vic Hollins|
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
This Arizona Arts Live mural by Robb Harris is on a building that's about to be demolished. It's lost some paint since BG took this photo:
Friday, July 23, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Google (actually, Feedburner) is discontinuing the "Follow by email" box that's at the right edge of every page. It's in the first red box below:
If you haven't subscribed but want to, please watch the blog for an announcement of how to do that. Or, here are two other ways to follow the blog:
- If you're on Twitter, you can follow @TucsonArt for a tweet about each new blog post. There are also tweets about Tucson art events and artists.
- On Facebook, The New Tucson Murals Project Page has one post each month with a link to the previous month's murals. (This may not continue to work after the end of 2021.)
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
This blog usually doesn't show murals outside of Tucson. But, when BG emailed yesterday to say that he has a new Sahuarita page on his website, I realized that I could publish a link here to let you see them if you'd like. Many are by Tucson artists:
Monday, July 12, 2021
“The initial idea behind the Tucson Murals Project was to complement Tucson's Downtown redevelopment. It seemed to me that the city was leaving out a great idea for Tucson tourism: a map for tourists to drive and find Tucson's beautiful wall-size pieces of art.”He passed away in 2013. (I hope we're doing you proud, Randy.) There's lots of info about him — though with many links out of date — in the post Farewell, Randy....
In today's 15th-anniversary edition, I'll take you through the 15 most popular posts from the past 10 years. (Blogger's statistics don't cover 15 years.) If a post has more than one photo, I'll choose one; you can click on the link underneath each photo to see all of the photos in the post — actually, all of the post.
Let's start with an exact copy of the first post — July 12, 2006. Note that, in this screenshot, the links don't work.
(If you'd like to see the 10th anniversary post mentioned above, click here: Ten years of Tucson murals.)
Now, the most-viewed posts, starting with the most popular. After each photo is a link to the actual post. After you click on that link, use the "back" button or arrow on your browser or phone to come back here.
This is the north side of the famous Hippie Gypsy store on 4th Avenue:
#1: Tucson Murals Project's 50th Posting!
July 21, 2008: Tucson Murals Project's 50th Posting!
Luis Mena has been painting (and sculpting and …) for decades in Tucson. This mural of Benito Juarez is dated August 18, 1981:
Early mural by Luis Gustavo Mena
#2: Early mural by Luis Gustavo Mena
The Tucson Portrait Project took the photos of 6,000 Tucsonans. The plan was to make them into a series of murals lining the underpass, but the project ran out of money:
#3: 6,000 Tucsonans in the 4th Avenue underpass
The mural is/was on a stand-alone wall on a (mostly) unused lot in the back of the school:
#4: Ford Elementary
There are/were two murals on a storage shed at Smitty's Car Wash. Here's one:
#5: Storage Shed at Smitty's
|UFT (Unidentified Flying Taco)|
November 9, 2016: Storage Shed at Smitty's
The front of the store has/had a full-width mural:
Little Germany Foreign Car Repair
#6: Little Germany Foreign Car Repair
Feldman's is a National Historic District:
#7: Feldman's Neighborhood
The mural is behind a fence, but David Aber was able to get in:
#8: Victor's Upholstering
At the end of the driveway of a private home, Wile E. Coyote and the (beep beep, or maybe meep meep) Road Runner:
#9: Beep Beep
Of all the schools David Aber had visited by this point, Rincon High had the largest mural by far:
#10: Rincon High
February 15, 2017: Rincon High
A tagger trashed Joe Pagac's name on the huge Epic Rides mural that took three months of work:
#11: !*?%&#= TAGGERS!!
Joy Maestas sent photos of murals by her son Ben Maestas in their back yard. All four murals are completely different — and very good. Here's the first section of wall:
#12: Ben Maestas
One of Tucson's biggest murals, it's filled with Western vistas and humans in animals' bodies. Click on the link for the blog post to see lots of close-ups.
Joe Pagac's Borderlands Brewing mural
#13: Joe Pagac's Borderlands Brewing mural
A number of electric substations around Tucson have murals. Here's one:
Electrifying art ("artifying" electricity?)
#14: Electrifying art ("artifying" electricity?)
This is part of a long series showing Jos Villabrile wrapping the building in murals:
Jos wraps (up) Good Ole Tom's: murals being made, part 18
#15: Jos wraps (up) Good Ole Tom's: murals being made, part 18
There are more than a thousand other murals on the blog. If you're new here, have a look around! There's an introduction, tips for getting around, and some history too, in the page About this blog.
I'm aware that this blog isn't easy to see on mobile phones. I'm hoping to fix that in the next year or so.
Stay tuned for the next fifteen years!