Tucson street art goes back to at least the mid-20th century. Much of that has been in the Mexican/Chicano muralismo tradition – social and political themes – exemplified by artists like David Tineo and Luis Gustavo Mena.
Other prolific Tucson muralists include Rock ‘CyFi’ Martinez, who does everything from urban art to super-realistic airbrushed scenes, and Joe Pagac, whose often lighthearted murals are all over downtown.
But let's focus on lesser-known artists (in fact, many street artists don't even sign their work) and the areas in Tucson where you can see lots of murals close together. Southern parts are especially multi-cultural, and the art reflects that. Drive along Fourth, Sixth or Tenth Avenues for an art show.