See Photos of Downtown Murals

The City of Tucson Economic Initiatives office recently showcased eight murals painted as part of the City of Tucson Mural Program, and photos of various stages of the mural paintings can be seen on the City of Tucson's Flickr page.

Local artists designed and painted the murals as part of the pilot program to beautify downtown, add visual interest, attract residents and visitors to the area, and reduce tagging. The City contracted with the Tucson Arts Brigade to coordinate the project with the hope that the program also will improve urban aesthetics and ultimately save taxpayers money.

The project is a result of a $50,000 grant provided by the Tohono O’odham Nation, with an additional $2,000 in funding from Visit Tucson. Graffiti Protective Coatings, Park Tucson, and the Downtown Tucson Partnership provided in-kind services.