This Saturday we did a joint mural project and scrap can battle at San Juan Bautista Lutheran Church here in Tucson. San Juan Bautista, on Tucson's south side, is the only Spanish-speaking congregation in the ELCA here in town. It is where we had our second graffiti art show in 2015, and they've been a good supporter of Open Space since the beginning.
The original idea behind it was just to do a mural on the boards on the outside front of the sanctuary that covered up, years ago, a stained glass window of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus. No one can remember the original window, what it looked like, or why it was boarded up (though vandalism is a suspect), but we thought a mural would enliven their building and improve their street presence.
It was later that we decided to add a scrap can battle to the event to make it a little more fun, a bit of a bigger production. So we brought the easel-boards down that we've used at the last couple events (the scrap can battle in February and WET PAINT 3 in November 2018).
The mural turned out spectacularly, as all of Citizen Klown's art does, and we had some great projects made by the other artists. The winning mural was chosen by the congregation of San Juan Bautista, and received a 9-pack of spray paint and a pack from madbomr.com. They chose this piece by legendary Tucson graffiti artist SES ONE.
We had some other great paintings - such as this one, that was voted second place, by New York graffiti artist, MASE.
And, for our third place, was a newcomer who mixed acrylics and spray paint: Putrid Roaches
You can check out the full set of pictures here on flickr.