STREET ART

Text and photos by Arlo Costales

It isn’t a stretch to say that everyone in Tucson is an artist of some sort. Some people say that Tucson is where you learn to use your wings before you fly to bigger and better things. By looking at the walls around our city, it is apparent that local artists are perfecting their craft. Here is a glimpse at samples of street art, as opposed to the derogatory label of graffiti.

Bat images by artists Guilt, Phrite and Chita cover the back wall of the Robert Vint & Associates building, 312 E. Sixth St.

Bat images by artists Guilt, Phrite and Chita cover the back wall of the Robert Vint & Associates building, 312 E. Sixth St.

 

A 2006 Phoenix Mars mission mural brightens the wall of the University of Arizona School of Art.

A 2006 Phoenix Mars mission mural brightens the wall of the University of Arizona School of Art.

Various artists decorate downtown buildings located near the railroad tracks at Toole and Sixth avenues.

Various artists decorate downtown buildings located near the railroad tracks at Toole and Sixth avenues.

 

 

 

 

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