It seems like almost every Tucson wall tells a story.

Some of them involve the Virgen de Guadalupe and others involve a man's skull shooting colorful beams of light into the ether.

Here's just a little selection of some of our favorites seen around town. Tucson's muralists continue to be hard at work during the pandemic creating images that are both hopeful and thought provoking. 

UPDATE: Now with 7 more murals that you can find all around Tucson. 

This mural by Joe Pagac and Katherine Joyce is located along Stone Avenue near First Street.

Joe Pagac and Katherine Joyce created this absolutely dreamy bicycle mural featuring animals from the tiniest scarab beetle to a massive elephant cruising along a Saharan desert oasis. The mural is appropriately located at the Sahara Apartments. 

Location: 919 N. Stone Ave. 

Hot Tip: Find another bicycle-themed mural with desert animals by Pagac further south on Stone Avenue before Sixth Street. 

Liz Taylor mural

This mural by Sean John Cannon can be found at Old Town Apartments in Armory Park. 

A young Elizabeth Taylor is the star of this mural by Sean John Cannon painted on the wall of the Old Town Apartments in Armory Park. 

Location: 720 S. Fifth Ave. 

End Game mural

This new mural by Ignacio Garcia is otherwordly. 

Ignacio Garcia's sci-fi inspired mural is out of this world. Find it on the east side of the building that used to house Copper Country Antiques. 

Hot tip: Although Copper Country Antiques closed, you can still score some vintage finds next door at the Speedway Antique Mall. 

La Suprema Works Mural

Artist Isaac Caruso designed this mural and painted it with the help of community members. 

This massive mural covers the entire north wall of La Suprema Works & Events in Barrio Viejo. Artist Isaac Caruso designed the artwork inspired by the culture and history of the building and neighborhood and it was painted with the help of community members to commemorate the 20th anniversary of United Way's Days of Caring. 

Hot tip: La Suprema Works is housed inside the building that was formerly a tortilla factory and while you can't see them in the photo here, there are a couple giant tortillas that are part of the design.  

Community Scholars mural

"Community Scholars" mural by Melo Dominguez. 

Artist Melo Dominguez created this mural depicting community leaders and the many forms of activism and knowledge everyone possesses as part of Arizona Arts Live's Ready for a Renaissance campaign. As part of the project, local artists were commissioned to create murals showing what Tucson's post-pandemic renaisssance might look like. 

Location: Wheels and More, 4801 S. 12th Ave. 

Danny Martin Murals

Find these two murals by Tucson's king of black and white skeleton murals, Danny Martin, in Armory Park and by the UA. One features a woman taking a selfie and the other features a mustachioed man. 

Snap your selfie with this skeleton woman taking a selfie by Danny Martin on Arizona Avenue across from Armory Park. 

Location: Southeast corner of East 12th Street and South Arizona Avenue, across from Armory Park. 

Find this mural by Danny Martin on the east wall of Momo's on Sixth Street and Campbell Avenue. 

Location: East wall of Momo's, 1838 E. Sixth St. 

Creative Machines Murals

This eye-catching piece by Jessica Gonzales covers two walls at Creative Machines headquarters. 

Muralist Jessica Gonzales created this massive mural spanning two wall at the headquarters of Creative Machines, a Tucson-based design and manufacturing firm known for its interactive public art installations, exhibits, sculptures and ball machines. Gonzales finished the mural in September 2020 and wrote in Instagram that its the largest work she's completed to date. Her partner Dakin Martin assisted with the mural.

Nadia Hagen of Flam Chen and All Souls Procession, painted this mural showing some of Creative Machines most beloved projects over the years. We bet you can find a few you know. 

Location: Creative Machines, 4141 E. Irvington Road

The Loft Cinema

A new mural by Jessica Gonzales on the west facing wall of The Loft Cinema located at 3233 E Speedway Blvd, on Sept. 18, 2020.

Jessica Gonzales turned this art she created for The Loft Cinema's 2019 Film Fest into a mural on one of the theater's external walls in September 2020.

Location: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway

Hot tip: You can buy a t-shirt with this image from The Loft Cinema's online shop

Wagon Burner Arts mural in Barrio Hollywood

Wagon Burner Arts created this mural on the west wall of a computer repair shop in Barrio Hollywood. 

This stunning mural by Wagon Burner Arts brightens up the west wall of Tucson Computer, a repair shop in the Barrio Hollywood neighborhood. 

Hot Tip: You can see a timelapse of the creation of this mural and others on the Wagon Burner Arts Instagram page

Tucson Welcomes U mural

Muralist Ignacio Garcia painted this mural on the west wall of Apple Tree Learning Center, 1010 E. Broadway.

This rad new Ignacio Garcia mural is giving us some serious '80s-'90s vibes. 

Hot Tip: Broadway Boulevard is kind of a mess right now due to the massive street widening project. Murals like this help brighten that commute, you can see it when you're driving eastbound on Broadway. 

Safe Shift mural 

Find this Wagon Burner Arts Mural on the west wall of Safe Shift, an estate sale/resale store, at 2801 E. Grant Road

Patty Vallance, a businesswoman and philanthropist who spent many years volunteering and raising funds for the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, commissioned this mural by Wagon Burner Arts. "This mural shows the camaraderie of brotherhood among firefighters. The image in the middle pays respect to those that have fallen while on the job," Wagon Burner Arts shared on Instagram. The mural also pays tribute to other first responders and to Vallance, who died before it was completed. 

Hot Tip: The mural is on the west wall of Safe Shift, an estate sale store which raises money for the Greater Tucson Foundation, so when you visit you can also shop for a cause. 

Jessica Gonzales Mural

This mural is located in the area of Ninth Avenue and 17th Street. It was painted by local muralist Jessica Gonzales.

Another stunning mural by Jessica Gonzales can be found in the Barrio Viejo neighborhood. 

Location: In the area of Ninth Avenue and 17th Street

Cicli Noe Murals

Two murals by Rock "Cyfi" Martinez cover the north wall of Cicli Noe at 1622 S. Sixth Ave. 

This larger-than-life mural of BMX biker Kevin Peraza was made by Rock "Cyfi" Martinez and is also on the north wall at Cicli Noe. 

Cicli Noe, a South Tucson bike repair shop, is home to two large murals themed around transportation and cycling created by Rock "Cyfi" Martinez. The first mural has a reminder to be aware of all those who share our streets including pedestrians and cyclists. The second mural features a large-scaled image of BMX competitor Kevin Peraza, who grew up in Tucson and is an X Games gold medalist. 


This mural by Yu Yu Shiratori is one of the newest additions to Tucson's mural scene and is one of several murals that can be seen at the MSA Annex. 

Location: North wall of the MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Tuxon Hotel

Joe Pagac and FORS Architecture collaborated on this delightful mural that greets guests at the newly opened Tuxon Hotel. 

Location: East wall of The Tuxon Hotel, 960 S. Freeway 

Las Adelitas mural

This mural designed by Paco Velez Anzueto is nearly complete and is part of a large collection of murals that can be found on the east wall of his gallery Studio One: A Space for Art and Activism and the Toole Shed. "All of the murals are political and have something to say that represents our community," he says. "This is an homage to las Adelitas of the Mexican revolution and an homage to our warrior women of today." 

Location: 197 E. Toole Ave. 

Hope. Pass it on 

A group of artists all contributed to this vibrant mural with a hopeful message in early June. The artists are: Tommy Ohlrich, Sketch71, KT Held, Mel 'Melo' Dominguez, Lourdes Escalante, Sawaki, Koraima Lupian and Araceli G. and was organized by Wagon Burner Arts. 

Location: The north wall of the Dan Kalm State Farm Insurance Agency, 2654 N. Campbell Ave. 

Black Lives Matter Project Murals 

In early June following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the wave of protests across the country, Tucson artists Robbie Lee Harris, Adia Jamille, To-Ree-Nee Wolf and Nolan Patterson painted murals focusing on hope and love as part of the Black Lives Mural Project in collaboration with muralist Joe Pagac. These murals are temporary so be sure to experience them sooner than later. 

Robbie Lee Harris used the Rialto Theatre's east wall to create a mural that was uplifting and hopeful but would also help start conversations about the treatment of people of color, he told the Arizona Daily Star

Location: On the east wall of the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

Adia Jamille's mural at the MSA Annex is part of the Black Lives Matter Mural Project. 

Adia Jamille's design is vibrant and colorful and depicts African Americans experiencing the everyday joys of life.

Location: On the west side of the MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

To-Ree-Nee Wolf created this mural as part of the Black Lives Matter Mural Project. 

To-Ree-Nee Wolf's bold mural (adjacent to Jamille's at MSA Annex) is of four black people and also incorporates ravens, often found in her work. 

Location: On the west side of the MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

This mural created by Nolan Patterson is one of several murals with empowering messages on the east wall of the Studio One: A Space for Art and Activism and the Toole Shed. 

Location: 197 E. Toole Ave. 

Tucson Together 

Each letter on this Tucson Together mural painted by Jessica Gonzales represents a local business: (from left to right) Old Tucson Studios, The Fox Theatre, Hotel Congress, Eegee's, the Gateway Saguaro sign, Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery, Ben's Bells and the Rialto Theatre. 

Jessica Gonzales painted this mural in mid-April and each letter in the word 'together' is done in the style of the logos of iconic local Tucson establishments. 

Where to find it: On the east wall of Playground Bar and Lounge, 278 E. Congress St.

Black Lives Matter Mural

Camila Ibarra painted this Black Lives Matter mural on the side of Hotel Congress in solidarity with African Americans fighting police brutality and racial oppression.

Camila Ibarra created this Black Lives Matter mural to support the movement. 

Location: On the northeast corner of Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Wild for the Night

Chris Miller painted this mural says the Tucson desert inspired this mural, painted in 2017,  which includes a wildcat, saguaros, the mountains and a sunset. 

Location: On the north wall of 2610 N. Stone Ave.  

Whale mural

Banner - University Medicine commissioned four Arizona artists to create five murals around town. This scene of flying whales, which is not finished yet, is being painted by Tucson muralist Joe Pagac. Find it at 2320 North Campbell Avenue near Grant.

Find these floating whales it near the corner of Campbell Avenue and Grant Road. They're painted by local artist Joe Pagac. He says the mural represents the idea of thriving even under the most challenging circumstances. This is one of five murals commissioned this summer by Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. crdex`

Location: The old Catalina Theater building, 2320 N. Campbell Ave.

Hot tip: Some Tucsonans may recognize the adjacent lot as the former location of the midtown Bookmans, which has since moved to the Rancho Center plaza on Speedway Boulevard.