Tucson muralist reaches $18K goal

Beautifying the City of Tucson one mural at a time

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Joe Pagac, a local muralist, set a goal asking the public to help him raise $18,000 to paint the largest mural in town

Not only did Pagac raise funds to do so, but he also managed to raise even more money.

Before Pagac decided to paint the wall located on Stone and Sixth Avenue, it was a bare wall with graffiti tagged all over it. 

Pagac told KGUN 9 he'd had his eye on the empty wall for many years. But when the City of Tucson made plans for the construction of Aviation Parkway, he had a vision. 

"I was trying to turn it into my drive thru gallery," said Pagac. 

But before the vision of an outside gallery he wanted to take care of the empty wall first. 

After numerous designs, the owner of Epic Rides approved the finishing sketch, making it the largest mural in Tucson. 

Pagac says he wanted his mural to resemble Tucson as much as possible. The mural will have a man and a woman cycling, sunsets, javelinas, saguaros and much more.

"I put it on Kickstarter and had no clue if people were going to support it or not because public art is a tricky thing," says Kickstarter and had no clue if people were going to support it or not because public art is a tricky thing," says Pagac. 

But the idea sat well with many people -- he raised nearly $22,000. 

The extra money raised will go to other murals across the city. 

The mural will be finished at the end of April. 

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