Previously passing through Tucson, we knew this city of Arizona would be the perfect fit for our next Greetings mural. We tried several small businesses around town to get a wall to paint with no luck, and finally returned to Miller’s Surplus where we had dropped off our information months in advance. After speaking with the owner, George Landa, we were thrilled to hear him say yes! We got to work and quickly realized how friendly the people of Tucson really are. We linked up with local artist Rock 'Cyfi' Martinez and he showed us around the neighborhood. Rock painted the letter “C” in Tucson.
The owner of the Miller's Surplus (George Landa) is in a band called Los Nawdy Dawgs and they let us use their music for our progress video above! The fitting song is called "Guacamole Man" and "...it's about attempting to get some Guacamole from a waiter at a Mexican Restaurant." Now every time we pass through Tucson we have to stop and say hi.
T — University of Arizona
U — Saguaro cacti
C — Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by local Tucson artist, Cyfi
S — Hotel Congress, John Dillinger
O — San Xavier del Bac, Man in the Maze
N — Sonoran hot dog