Sahuarita – Art in Parks

The Town of Sahuarita works with the Southern Arizona Arts & Culture Alliance (SAACA) to provide residents and visitors with cultural art and placemaking experiences. SAACA administers periodic call for artists and public art commissions on behalf of the Town. www.saaca.org

Other public art opportunities can be found at the Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona. www.artsfoundtucson.org

PARQUE LOS ARROYOS
Woven Bonds We’ve Grown Upon”
Artist: Jessica Gonzales
Completed January 2021
Interactive puzzle mural exploring land, agriculture, indigenous peoples, and our connection to histor
Painted recycled metal street signs

QUAIL CREEK VETERANS – MUNICIPAL
“Wind Rhythm”
Artist: Wagon Burner Arts (Sawaki, Ricky Bush, Carlos Valencia, Maira Escalante)
Completed November 2020
Colorful animals and flowers native to the lands of the Pascua Yaqui and Tohono O’odham tribes and Sahaurita
Painted stucco

“Laura’s Horny Toad”
Artist: Isaac Caruso
Completed April 2020
Desert Horned Lizard (horny toad) and Saguaro Flowers
Painted metal

“Laura’s Horny Toad”
Artist: Isaac Caruso
Completed April 2020
Desert Horned Lizard (horny toad) and Saguaro Flowers
Painted metal

WRIGHTSON RIDGE
Te-Gila Sunrise”
Artist: Alexandra (Alex) Jimenez
Completed May 2020
Gila Monster in two different styles and sunset colors observed on the Santa Rita Mountains
Painted metal

ANZA TRAIL
“Colibri”
Artist: Ignacio Garcia
Completed May 2020
Colorful Hummingbird and Peacock Flowers
Painted metal

NORTH SANTA CRUZ
“Chiricahua Leopard Frog Life Cycle in the Sonoran Wetlands”
Artist: Alexandra Jimenez
Completed December 2020
360 degree wraparound mural depicting the life cycle of the Chiricahua Leopard Frog
Painted stucco

“Desert Wonderland”
Artist: Victor Navarro
Completed November 2020
Dreamlike desert wildlife and landscape seen near Sahuarita in southwestern colors
Painted metal

“Life, Land and Ecology”
Artist: Ghazal Ghazi
Completed October 2019
A prickly pear plant; the blue background represents sky, water, and the relationship of desert plants to water
Painted metal

SAHUARITA LAKE
“The Birds of Sahuarita”
Artist: Alonso Delgadillo
Completed May 2020
Migratory birds in an abstract style and colors observed around Sahuarita Lake Park
Painted stucco with concrete cap

“Sahuarita Treasures”
Artist: Alejandra Trujillo
Completed May 2020
Sahuarita Selfie Spot with Monarch Butterflies, Desert Tortoise, Pecan Grove, and Quail Family
Painted metal

ANAMAX
“Sonoran Sunset”
Artist: Wagon Burner Arts (Sawaki, Ricky Bush, Carlos Valencia, Maira Escalante)
Completed October 2020
Mandala influenced design surrounding a bright Sonoran sunset
Painted cinder block

“Lunar Moth Selfie Wall”
Artist: Wagon Burner Arts (Sawaki, Ricky Bush, Carlos Valencia, Maira Escalante)
Completed October 2020
Interactive selfie wall with lunar moth and wild cacti flowers
Painted cinder block

“The Land Rests”
Artist: Wagon Burner Arts (Sawaki, Ricky Bush, Carlos Valencia, Maira Escalante)
Completed October 2020
Dark sky inspired mural depicting the phases of the moon
Painted cinder block

“The Messenger”
Artist: Wagon Burner Arts (Sawaki, Ricky Bush, Carlos Valencia, Maira Escalante)
Completed October 2020
Hummingbirds (Semalulukut) are considered special messengers to the Yaqui people
Painted cinder block

“Sam and Sara Page 22”
Artist: Isaac Caruso
Completed November 2020
One page of a whimsical 43 page children’s book illustrated entirely with street art. Murals depicting all of the book’s illustrations are located throughout Arizona
Painted wood paneling

“The Cosmos and Community”
Artist: Ghazal Ghazi
Completed October 2019
Depicts a woman that is radiant, exuding vibrant colors in celebration of Sahuarita’s diverse and changing community; her hair and clothes are full of leaves and flowers from the local ecosystem and behind her starry cosmos represents the importance of astronomy in local activity. The reverse (west) side includes key agricultural foods produced in Sahuarita.
Painted metal

For more info and to download a map: sahuaritaaz.gov/880/Art-in-Parks