Monday, June 19, 2006

Warehouse Mural

A mural painted on an old warehouse that is now divided into work spaces for artists and craftsmen. The warehouse dates from the early 20th century and some fear this and other buildings in what is called the arts district are threatened by development plans.


Blogger Nerissa said...

I'm amazed by the murals you show. It's a shame that such a beautiful piece of art could be threatened.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

fantastic art! it's a pity that it may be no longer there in the future,,

1:21 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

Thanks for visiting Nerissa and Kris. People who run cities here seem to see the goal of development as big shopping malls, restaurants, big public buildings, big shiny things that bring in lots of tax dollars. The east side of downtown Tucson is pretty seedy and rundown - it needs some kind of economic help - but hopefully they can see that the needs of artists and craftsmen are important too.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

I love this!! I've always loved murals because they're so BIG and dramatic.

Someone should show the people who are running things that artists bring in money. A similar situation happened when I lived in San Francisco years ago. They saved a dilapidated warehouse that was being used for artists' lofts and studios, then that became the cool place to be!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

Hi Marie, thanks for dropping by. Its the typical thing that happened in the US when people moved out of the cities, shopping centers were built in the suburbs, downtown city centers became rundown and seedy, businesses not able to survive. So this is yet another downtown revitalization going on with an emphasis on big business. Hopefully there will be a place for working but low income artists and craftsmen.

4:36 PM  

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