Funding comes through for Tucson's largest mural - Tucson News Now

Funding comes through for Tucson's largest mural

Soon to be Tucson's largest mural. (Source: Tucson News Now) Soon to be Tucson's largest mural. (Source: Tucson News Now)
Mural artist Joe Pagac. (Source: Tucson News Now) Mural artist Joe Pagac. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Funding for Tucson’s newest mural came through and now work is underway in downtown.

With spray paint in hand, Joe Pagac has started to create what will soon be the largest mural in Tucson, encompassing more than 4,000 square feet.

It’s on the back of the Epic Rides building off Stone and 6th. Pagac is using a cherry picker to color block his piece, where he went through 18 gallons of primer. The finished piece will feature desert animals riding bicycles.

“I’m a big cyclist and Tucson is a really big cycling community and so I wanted to incorporate that in here. Then bring in a lot of the colors, like the sunsets here are amazing and just bring in a lot of that Sonoran desert feel,” Pagac said.

The community helped Pagac raise over $20,000 for supplies.

“It’s amazing because I couldn’t have done it without them, so this is kind of like a project being done by the people more or less. I’m just painting it for them. We’re $4,000 over budget and I’m going to take all that extra money and roll it forward to more murals in town,” Pagac said.

Pagac said the murals also help to cut down on graffiti.

His goal is to complete the project in time for his wedding at the end of April.

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