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Hey, artists! Now's your chance to create a mural in downtown Tucson

Hey, artists! Now's your chance to create a mural in downtown Tucson

Tucson muralist Rock Martinez, left, steps away from the work he is doing on the letter “C” of a greeting card he is painting with Victor Ving, right, in the alley behind Miller Surplus at 406 N. Sixth Ave., on Feb 16, 2017. 

If you've ever wanted your artwork plastered in Tucson, now's your time to shine. 

The City of Tucson Mural Arts Program is currently in search of artists interested in creating murals downtown. 

The program provides funding for murals that "reflect diversity in style and culture" and is now accepting proposals from artists, which are due by Friday, Sept. 28.

Up to three murals will be selected and the program is open to all "unifying themes." Of course, only original artwork will be selected and the artist must be from Arizona.

If chosen, the mural must be finished by the end of November. Oh, and you can submit as many proposal ideas as you wish, so get thinking!

For a full list of rules, guidelines, and other important information, visit

Also, if you're part of an arts organization looking for another opportunity to gain funding, check out the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. They're currently accepting applications for unrestricted awards to non-profit arts and culture organizations. 

Meanwhile, here's a look at some of the murals Tucson currently boasts:

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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