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Tucson Portrait Project

The Tucson Portrait Project is a photo tile mosaic that has been installed under the 4th Avenue Underpass. According to the project’s official website, approximately 7,000 people were photographed for the project. Local design firm Patch & Clark photographed Tucsonans at various community events and locations. The photographs were then transferred onto tiles and mounted into panels inside the underpass.

The project was begun in 2008, and unveiled at the opening of the 4th Avenue Underpass on August 20, 2009.

To explore the mural’s panels, or for more information about the project, visit


Curtis, Adam. "Tucson etched into history." Arizona Daily Wildcat - The University Of Arizona. (accessed July 23, 2011).

Henry, Bonnie. "7,000 Tucsonans' mugs immortalized ." StarNet. (accessed July 23, 2011).

"Tucson Portrait Project | 4th Avenue Underpass." Tucson Portrait Project | 4th Avenue Underpass. (accessed July 23, 2011).






Article tagged with: tucson portrait project, mural, photos, 4th avenue, 4th ave, underpass, tucson

Last Update: 9-17-2011 3:18pm

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