20 Mural Walk!

Mural Walk – 2.75 miles…20 murals

Get a group together in Maynards-wear for a “selfie” in front of a mural. Email to meetmeatmaynards@gmail.com and we will include it in our photo library online!

 (If you find errors, please let us know at meetmeatmaynards@gmail.com.)

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  1. 1. Skeleton Mural…West on Toole to corner of 6th Avenue.

Outside of Maynards turn right onto Toole, walk to 6th Ave., and look across the street!

  1. By Tucson artist Joel Valdez  and muralist Rock Martinez

2. Tucson Greeting Card Mural – north on 6th Ave through the underpass to 406 N. 6th Ave.

Right (east) on E. 7th Street to back side of Miller’s Surplus, on Arizona Ave. (no street sign.) 

  1. Created last year by traveling artists Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs as part of a cross-country mural project called theGreetings Tour.” Rock Martinez contributed by adding his artwork to the letter C in TUCSON.

Continue North on Arizona Ave. to a *Bonus Mural, currently unfinished, along Arizona Avenue toward 6th Street.

Bonus mural in progress.

3 and 4. Why I Love Where I Live Murals…234 E. 6th St.

North on N. Arizona Ave. to E. 6th Street. 
Right on E. 6th Street 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  2. Why I Love Where I Live co-founder Kristin Tovar (a regular MMM athlete) commissioned these murals by Danny Martin on the Reproductions, Inc. building… as a birthday gift for Arizona. The left mural is a tribute to Los Apson, a Mexican rock group from Agua Prieta. The mural on the right represents how Kristin fell in love with Tucson by taking pictures.

5. Crested Eclipse Mural…536 N. 4th Ave.

  1. Continue east on E. 6th Street to N. 4th Ave. and cross 4th Ave.
  2. Left (north) on  N. 4th Ave. to E. 5th Street
  3. This mural is in the Parking lot on the north side of Sky Bar
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Rock Martinez continued his cactus people theme this year with mural of a crested saguaro lady on Fourth Avenue.

6. Star Wars Mural…600 N. 4th Ave.

Continue north to 600 N. 4th Ave.

      • Mos Eisley Cantina  gets a Tucson remodel with this Star Wars mural created by local artist Jenna Tomasello. In this Arizona remake, Han Solo is enjoying a beer and burger in what looks like the Fourth Avenue restaurantTall Boys.
    • (Hint: For a shorter walk, skip the next mural (#6)…turn left (west) on 5th Street to Echols and turn left…see #8.)

    7. Sonora Mural…300 E. University Blvd.

    • Left (west) on E. 5th Street one block to Herbert
    • Right (north) on Herbert to University Blvd. This mural faces Herbert Ave.
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    • Costa Rican artist Karlito Miller Espinosa aka mataruda , teaches an illustration class in the school of art at the University of Arizona. This new mural was finished on Dec. 18, 2018 by the artist and his two University of Arizona art students Analaura Villegas and Brisa Tzintzun.  The patchwork quilt of images represent various organizations that use the building.
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    • 8. Mural by Jason Milici…300 E. University
  • Left (west) on University Blvd. to 300 E.
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  • Discovered by accident…this Jason Milici mural inside the courtyard.
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    • 9. Cowboy on Bicycle Mural…534 N. Stone Ave.
        • Continue west on E University Blvd to N 6th Ave
          Left  (south) on N 6th Ave. to 5th Street
          Right (west) on E 5th S

          Left onto N. Echols Ave.  When you see big empty lot at 6th St., look to your right and back.
          (On the south wall of Epic Rides)

       
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    • Local muralist Joe Pagac launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund this enormous mural (130 feet wide and 30 feet tall) at Sixth Street and Stone Avenue. It features a man, woman, tortoise, javelina and jackalope riding bikes. Get close and you’ll find a hand-painted list of all the donors.
  • 10. Goddess of the Agave Mural… 440 N. 7th Ave.
      1. Walk straight south from mural to E. 6th Street
      2. Left (east) on E. 6th Street
      3. Turn right on N. 7th Ave. (corner of 6th St. and 7th Ave.)
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        This 40-foot creation is another Tucson mural by Rock Martinez. He also had assistance from artist, Cristina Perez. The woman in the mural is painted in the likeness of Brandi Watkins who is Martinez’s girlfriend. It’s one of eight murals done as part of the Tucson Mural Arts Program.

      11. Desert Animals Mural…119 E. Toole Ave. (Back/Train side of Borderlands)

      South on N. 7th – 394 ft.
      Turn right to stay on N. 7th – 69 ft.

      1. To the right of this mural continue south on 7th Ave. to Toole. You can see the next mural from here.
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      3. 12. The Jaguar Mural…7th and Toole
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      By local artist Kati Astraeir, is a tribute to El Jefe, Art and science crossed paths in an especially riveting and beautiful way when this eight-foot high, 20-foot long mural of the endangered jaguar was unveiled in Tucson. This represents El Jefe, the only known living jaguar in North America.

    • 13. Harboring Beauty Mural
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    • Left (east) on Toole, back toward 6th Ave.  Next mural will be on your left.
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      15. This mural is nick-named “Finding Nemo.” Tucson muralist Joe Pagac made this one, but you wouldn’t know it because it’s not signed. “The concept is something perceived as ugly harboring something beautiful inside and protecting it,” Pagac said. It’s only 90 percent finished and all the models were homeless people from around Tucson.

    14. (Name TBD) Mural at Alameda and Scott

  • Cross at the intersection of Toole and 6th Avenue onto Alameda and go right (west) to Scott Ave. 

 

Pictured with artist Racheal Rios

    • 15. No title yet Mural…35 W. Alameda (on side of Little Poca Cosa) 
    • Continue west on Alameda to Stone and cross Stone.

      This mural by Jessica Gonzales was commissioned by Rio Nuevo. It is so-far untitled and is 90% complete.

  • 16. Blue Quail Mural…on Scott near 47 Scott
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  • East on Alameda to Scott and turn right (south) on Scott 
  • South on Scott Ave.
    • This is  50-foot wide by 50-foot high mural is located in an alley by 47 Scott/Scott & Co.
    • Phoenix-based artist Isaac Caruso painted the mural in six days, which he says was the fastest he ever worked. Isaac Caruso actually slept in the air on the lift so that he could work as late as possible. It features a blue quail and ripe oranges, which makes him think of Tucson.
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      17. Broadway and S. 6th Ave. 111 S. 6th Ave.

      Continue south on Scott to Broadway Blvd. and turn left (east)

      • Artist Diego Roa created this mural.

        18. 178 E. Broadway

        East on Broadway Blvd. until you see this Julian Drew Building Mural:

      Mural is on west facing wall of old Lewis Hotel

       Irish artist Fin Dac painted this. Dac travels around the world and paints women of East Asian cultures with an intention to rewire stereotypes surrounding women in that culture. 

      19. Bill Walton riding a jackalope on upper East wall of the Rialto Theatre at 318 E. Congress 
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    • Left on 5th Ave. and view mural from valet area at AC Hotel…look east.
       

       


       Muralist Ignacio Garcia had no idea who Bill Walton was before painting the mural, someone actually suggested putting Walton’s face on the person riding the jackalope.  Bill Walton is a 7-ft. Hall of Fame basketball player turned sports  broadcaster.

    20. Prince Tribute…in alley on east side of Rialto Theatre

     

    Continue north on 5th Ave. to Congress and turn right (east) on Congress, then right into Herbert Alley (east side of  Rialto Theatre)  to view the beautiful Prince tribute (also by Joe Pagac) and a rotating advert for the bands  coming to the Rialto.

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  • Cross safely at the light, and you are back at  Hotel Congress, directly across from Maynards!

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