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MURAL/TRASH CONTAINER ART TO BE UNVEILED
On Friday, February 5, 2016, the City of Tucson Environmental Services Department will unveil and begin delivery of five metal trash containers that have been painted with murals as part of an effort to reduce graffiti.  Environmental Services contracted with the Tucson Arts Brigade to coordinate the project. Additional funding was provided by the Graffiti Resource Council in Washington, DC.

BBVN Tile Mosaic Mural Workshops Dates Set
As most of you know, BBVN is working with a Tucson artist to construct tile mosaic murals on the two low walls at the intersection of the Treat Walkway and Arroyo Chico. Due to the fabulous efforts of neighbors John, Linda, Matt, and Emma Stapleton, Barbara O'Brien, Barbara Kuelbs, Justine Hernandez, Judd Ruggill, Susan Silverman, Mike Weingarten and Joan Thomas, all under the direction

Call to Artists: Street Art Happening
As part of the Community Arts Gathering March 14-18, 2015Hosted by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance Grab a piece of the wall- we plan to enliven an alley between two historic warehouse buildings in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Ajo, AZ.  With over 300 feet of wall space we will divvy it out as designs come in. Find photos of the alley at www.isdanet.org – Festivals and Events –

3rd of 101 Perfect Waves International Murals By Hilton Alves to Take Place in Maui
By: Jessica dos Santos © 2014  Bruno Lemos   Artist Hilton Alves will paint mural number three of his 101 Perfect Wave International Murals in Wailuku, Maui.  The mural, planned in partnership with the non-profit Made in Hope, will be painted from the 14th to the 16th of August, in Wailuku.  Each of the 101 murals will depict perfect waves from around the world and the 3rd will be based

Video Portraits of Artists
California-based filmmaker Chris McKee is producing an ongoing series of video portraits about artists, activists and entrepreneurs following their dreams, titled Callings. In this short Hugh Gorman, a muralist and mosaic artist who lives in Fair Oaks, CA, explains some of the process and meaning of his pieces.   http://youtu.be/WjJp5JiR5Zs Hugh Gorman: Artist of the

Oakland Community Art Coalition Scores Major Victory Against “Comprehensive Anti-Graffiti Ordinance”
Reprinted from the December 19, 2012 Oakland based Community Revitalization Project. What’s in a name? For the Oakland Community Art Coalition, everything.  After issuing recommendations to Councilpersons Nancy Nadel and Libby Schaaf and speaking before the Public Works Committee on two occasions, advocating in favor of modifications to a proposed “Comprehensive Anti-Graffiti

CAM Updates and Changes
Readers; A note that I am merging a number of projects onto the Community Arts and Murals Blog. So far I've included 17 postings from the Collective Imprints project in Philadelphia. I think you will really enjoy the writing "It's Simple, MOVE" by Gina Renzi, director of the Rotunda, describing her experience in a workshop led by Artist Jodi Netzer. Writer Peter Richman writes his reflections

Murals and Sustainable Design: New Contexts
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Living Our Dreams Creating Our Future
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West Phoenix Murals of Unity and Diversity
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The Great Wall Restoration is Complete!
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Super Bowl Indy Murals Announced
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Spring Mural Project Unveiled Nationwide
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MuralsDC is HOT
The national movement to Beautify and Unify our neighborhoods is underway in cities large and small across America. Check out the MuralsDC project. They have been replacing illegal graffiti with beautiful murals.They write "The goal of this initiative is to positively engage the District’s youth by teaching proper art techniques, providing supplies, and a legal means to practice and perform

Giving Thanks for Community Arts Network in a Time of Innovation
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