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Father Kino's merry horse

Father Kino's merry horse

One of Tucson's most iconic sculptures got some clever Christmas decorations.

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Tucson's public art needs protection

Art should speak to the soul. Public art – projects funded with taxpayer dollars – should inspire, reflect a community’s values and foster a sense of place.

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Tucson's public art crumbling from lack of maintenance funds

Tucson's public art crumbling from lack of maintenance funds

The Diamondback Bridge that marks the east entrance to downtown is cracked and shedding its skin.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Project to bring 6 lanes to Houghton Road

Project to bring 6 lanes to Houghton Road

Road construction continues on Houghton Road from East Irvington to East Valencia roads as part of the voter approved Houghton Road Corridor Improvement Project.

August 29, 2013 3:40 pm Photos

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Mosaic art gives new courthouse a shimmer

Mosaic art gives new courthouse a shimmer

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Mosaic art gives new courthouse a shimmer

Mosaic art gives new courthouse a shimmer

County officials have figured out a quick and easy way to help folks distinguish its new courthouse from others downtown.

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Fitz Blog: Public Art

Fitz Blog: Public Art

A pair of life-size dancing women, sculpted in bronze, now adorn the Fourth Avenue underpass. The city originally commissioned a male and female dancer in 2003 but, due to budget cuts, the male was replaced with a second female who will do the same job for less pay.

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City waits and waits for 4th Ave. statue

Sometimes less is more.

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Tucson Oddity: Art project was driving force for Caddy 'embedded' in wall

Tucson Oddity: Art project was driving force for Caddy 'embedded' in wall

Self-professed gearhead - and sometimes installation artist - Weston Akins spins a nice yarn about how the hind end of a black 1978 Cadillac ended up on backside of a Basis school on East Broadway.

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New piece is dedicated

New piece is dedicated

Students in Oro Valley's Summer Youth Art Project 2012 work on "Path of Dreams (Paseo de los Sueños)."

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New piece is dedicated

New piece is dedicated

This horse head made from a discarded bike seat serves as a horse tie-up.

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New piece is dedicated

New piece is dedicated

"Paseo de los Sueños (Path of Dreams)" is at the southwest corner of West Hardy Road and North Northern Avenue.

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New piece is dedicated

New piece is dedicated

The public art piece is dedicated to the equestrian, pedestrian and bicycle lifestyle of area residents.

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New youth art project unveiled in Oro Valley

New youth art project unveiled in Oro Valley

The students involved in Oro Valley's Summer Youth Art Project 2012 had to dream big in order to create the town's latest public installation.

August 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Yearlong project starts, will remake Grant-Oracle

Yearlong project starts, will remake Grant-Oracle

A yearlong project to redo the intersection of West Grant and North Oracle roads has begun.

July 27, 2012 12:00 am Video Photos

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Yearlong project starts, will remake Grant-Oracle

Yearlong project starts, will remake Grant-Oracle

The median islands are removed from the middle of Grant Road to make way for redirected traffic as work at Grant and Oracle roads begins.

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Tucson Oddity: Quirky, interactive pieces lost in downtown hustle

Tucson Oddity: Quirky, interactive pieces lost in downtown hustle

It's possible, maybe even likely, that frequent visitors to downtown Tucson have walked by David M. Elliott's interactive public art pieces on the west side of Jácome Plaza without ever having taken notice.

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Downtown fence artwork runs afoul of construction

Downtown fence artwork runs afoul of construction

A few of the sturdier pieces attached with wire like this one are all that remain of the art and drawings posted on the fences downtown in the 100 block of East Congress.

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Downtown fence artwork runs afoul of construction

Downtown fence artwork runs afoul of construction

A few of the sturdier pieces attached with wire like this one are all that remain of the art and drawings posted on the fences downtown in the 100 block of East Congress.

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