Watch a portion of the 176 foot long mural being unveiled!
The mural results from a year-long series of workshops to engage local youth in positive neighborhood beautification.
The celebration included an opening invocation by Tucson Arts Brigade Board Member Melissa Black. German Quiroga Chairman of Barrio Centro was our MC, and many spoke including Ruben Reyes, District Director Congressman Raul M. Grijalva- AZ7, Josh Jacobsen, Lucky Wishbone, Tucson Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres, Howenstine Magnet High School Art Teacher Tempest Alabi-Isama, State Representative Daniel Patterson, Students and others. Everyone spoke of the power of community murals to unite people, and bring neighborhood stories and voices to life.
This was followed by a great dance interpretation of the mural by the TAB Dance Troupe. (We will post a video once available.) The rest of the night we danced to the music of Trio Central, playing Latin Jazz and Serenata, playing Ranchera and Bolleros.
This fall the Tucson Arts Brigade and Barrio Centro Association continue their collaboration with plans for a new mural on 22nd Street!