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Fourth Avenue Coalition seeks to display artwork as construction begins

Posted at 4:22 AM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 09:42:59-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition is putting a call out to all artists in Tucson who are interested in displaying their artwork along the fencing around the former Flycatcher.

"We want to promote the avenue, want to promote Tucson and we also want to promote creativity and see what the artists come back with," said Henry Werchan with the Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition.

Werchan said the fencing was placed around the former Flycatcher not too long ago as construction as the building is expected to start soon.

So far, crews have begun gutting the inside of the former bar, according to Fred Ronstadt, with the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association.

"They're will be some underground work, they're gonna underground some of the utilities, prep the site and then they will start building up," said Ronstadt.

Ronstadt added that in a few weeks, the former Flycatcher will be demolished in order to make room for the Union on Sixth building.

Ronstadt said the new building will be living space as well as local retail space.

The new building is expected to be completed in two years, according to Ronstadt.

As for the artwork display the coalition hopes to hang up along the fence around the construction, all ages and mediums are welcome. Submissions can be made to