The art of tile, South Tucson style
The Tucson area has so much wonderful public art made of tile that I will write several posts about it. South Tucson, which has tile everywhere along its major streets, is the place to start.
If you go to South Fourth Avenue for Mexican food, you've seen the great murals created by Las Artes, a longtime program in which students earn a GED while creating tile art. But there's art throughout the tiny city, including along South Sixth and 10th avenues and on 29th Street. Here is a small sample of South Tucson's public art.