Barrio Centro Neighborhood Mural Project

A neighborhood civic engagement mural celebrating the life, people, ecology and history of Barrio Centro in Tucson, Arizona.


Our Mural Project Starts!

Thanks to everyone on the mural planning team and a recent grant from Pro-Neighborhoods our project has started! We are continuing to meet and gather ideas, images and stories. What is starting to emerge is an amazing story of life in this part of Tucson.

We are looking for more information about El Campo Estates, the Railroad, rail workers and families, boxing stars like Jonny Rico and Paco Flores. This is just the start and we are really excited to gather more information and share that with you here.

Neighborhood Fiesta
We will have a “Mural Project” table set up at the Neighborhood Fiesta in Bristol Park Saturday October 2, Noon-6pm. This is going to be a great even with food, refreshments, live entertainment, bands, clowns, youth races, bike taxi fun and friends. The theme this year revolves around Health and Wellness in the neighborhood.

At the mural booth we will be asking people to fill out a survey and share what they would like to see in neighborhood murals.

If you want you can download the survey by clicking on the image above and return it to us at the festival.

Youth Workshops Start Tuesday Oct. 19 3pm

We have scheduled our youth workshops at Howenstine High School, 555 South Tucson Boulevard on Tuesday’s 3-5pm starting Oct. 19 – Dec. 14, 2010 and then resuming Jan. 4 – March 8, 2011.

We will be working on our mural design through the fall and invite everyone to a design approval meeting on December 14. Our design will need to be approved by the neighborhood, business owners and community members. Once we have a design we all agree on we will begin the process of creating our murals. Our mural sites are Lucky Wishbone and the ReStore both on 22nd street. We are really excited to have both local businesses as partners on this project.

Water Color and Elder Share Workshops
Look forward to a neighborhood Water Color Workshop, Elder Share, Design input and approval meetings this fall. This spring we will be inviting everyone to come help paint the mural during the community paint day, and celebrate the unveiling of the murals and celebration of our collective efforts.

As always we welcome your ideas, feedback, poems, stories and images. This is your blog!

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