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The Talking Mural Pachanga and Bike Ride

June 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join an all-ages, family-friendly “tortuguita” ride from the south east side of the Santa Cruz River Path at 22nd Street at 6pm on Friday, June 23rd and we’ll slowly ride together, like little turtles, to celebrate the unveiling of a new mural at Oasis Fruit Cones on S. 12th Ave.

From The Talking Mural Facebook event:

Join us for the mural unveiling of The Talking Mural hosted by La Doce Barrio Foodways Documentation Project.

Artists Talk and La Doce Barrio Foodways Documentation Team Presentations at 7pm


The Talking Mural is a site-specific interactive mural that allows the viewer to scan a QR code on the wall and listen to audio interviews of business owners on S. 12th Ave. The mural depicts scenes and icons from some of the oldest businesses on the street, Rafael’s Tire Shop, Arizona Palms Tinting, Alejandro’s Tortilleria, and Oasis Fruit Cones. Interviews were conducted as part of a larger project Alex Jimenez has been working on called Abecedario del Sur. The concepting and execution of the mural has been a collaboration between artists Alex Jimenez and Johanna Martinez.

The Talking Mural celebrates not only the history of people on 12th Ave but the rich collection of hand-painted signs that adorn the buildings on the Southside of Tucson. The Talking Mural has been a collaborative effort between Alex and Johanna.

The La Doce Barrio Foodways Documentation project is a year long project spearheaded by Tierra Y Libertad (TYLO) and community members from La Doce including students from Pueblo Highschool who have been training in ethnography, food pathways, and social justice. They have been using their skills to map food growth and vegetation along S. 12th Ave, and also conducting questionnaires with residents to later create interview questions for more in-depth story sharing about peoples foodways along La Doce. La Doce team will later create a short film in collaboration with Pan Left about peoples foodways to screen at Cyclovia on 10/29 to highlight the beauty of the barrios foodways on S. 12th. The intention of this project is for the enthographers to come up with recommendations to the City of Tucson about what their community wants to see and need in their barrios.

Come join us as we celebrate the completion of our efforts.


June 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Oasis Fruit Cones
4126 S 12th Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85714
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