A fire nearly destroyed the DeGrazia Mission in the Sun, north of Tucson, in 2017. Many of DeGrazia's murals in the chapel were severely damaged. The chapel re-opened in 2019 after 2 1/2 years of restoration.
Artist Ted DeGrazia built the Mission in the Sun in 1952 in memory of Padre Eusebio Kino, a Jesuit priest, and dedicated the mission to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The gallery plans to hold a Catholic Mass and a formal rededication of the mission on Dec. 8, 2019, as part of its annual Fiesta de Guadalupe.