Downtown Phoenix Fry's Store Unveils MMU Mural

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Mural Mice R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar pose with Phoenix city council people Michael Nowakowski and Betty Guardado at the opening of the downtown Phoenix Fry's store October 23rd, 2019

The Next Adventure Mural at Thomas School

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In the Winter of 2019, Thomas Elementary School Principle Ginni Biggs and Viola Award winning art teacher Kathy Marron embarked on the second phase of an ongoing mural project at their school. This time, they selected a Creative Council of students to develop the content of the mural. The Council was made up of 11 students from first to fifth grades. Their job was to visualize, design, and work out the problems related to the conceptual designs. They would then allow the rest of the school to democratically elect from three proposed designs. Artists from Mural Mice Universal would then lead over 400 students through the painting process. The rest of the story is history in the making. Read More

MMU to Paint for Kroger's New Fry's Location in Phx

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Mural Mice Universal are proud to announce that the Kroger Foods Corporation has chosen Mural Mice Universal to paint a 10'X10' mural in their new TWO STORIED Fry's Food and Drugs location in Central Phoenix. The highly anticipated Fry’s Food Store is scheduled to open in downtown Phoenix on October 23rd, 2019. Stay tuned for more information.

East Flagstaff Library Welcomes Two New Murals

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The Magical Mystery Murals are revealed and now on permanent display
at the East Flagstaff Community Library (EFCL).

The mural project is the brainchild of Branch Supervisor Michele Brosseau. Her vision
for two murals in the newly refurbished Teen and Children’s Rooms has been a welcome
addition to the library. (Read More)

Beehive Collective, Flag High, and Grand Canyon Trust Team Up with Mural Mice for Water Justice Mural

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A banner reads, “Water is Life” across the upper right corner of the new mural at the Grand Canyon Spirits Store on North Humphrey street in Flagstaff. Students from Flagstaff High School are composing a tale about water justice on the Colorado Plateau. The project is a partnership led by the Grand Canyon Trust, Beehive Design Collective, Mural Mice Universal and the Flagstaff High School Art Program. Read On

Flag Pride Mural Graces Orpheum Theater

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The Unity Mural was designed by artist and activist Karen Fiorito and painted by Flag artists Sky Black and R.E. Wall. The UNITY mural displays the colors of diversity along with the word UNITY in English and American Sign Language. The mural was funded by Flagstaff Pride and Together We Will. Both organizations work to celebrate and increase acceptance and awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) community of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona. A Mural Dedication will be held on Saturday October 6th, 2018 at the historical Orpheum Theater during their annual Coming Out Drag Show. Read more about the project here and here.

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Munchkins

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Mural Mice artists began painting with a mighty team of Haven Montessori School students in May 2018. Unfortunately, they had a false start when the existing paint on the wall repelled their mural paint. After two weeks of consistant painting, the students were informed that the mural would be removed and repainted with Summer school students. The wall was stripped and construction resumes throughout June 2018. The theme of the mural spotlights nature and some of the Pueblo Vieja neighborhood history. The project is entirely student driven and Mural Mice artists are simply there to assist their vision for a brighter playground. The school is located at 621 W. Clay Ave. in Flagstaff, right behind Natural Grocers off Milton. The Haven mural will be completed by July 2018. The project is sponsored by the Flagstaff Beautification and Public Art Commission (BPAC) with BBB funds.

Mural Mice find a Mural Haven

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Days after a schoolwide brainstorming session, Mural Mice artists present a dozen mural designs to the students at Haven Montessori School in Flagstaff Az. The theme of the mural will spotlight nature and some of the La Pueblo Vieja neighborhood history. The mural will be under construction throughout Spring 2018. The project is entirely student driven and Mural Mice artists are simply there to assist their vision for a brighter playground. The school is located at 621 W. Clay Ave. in Flagstaff, right behind Natural Grocers off Milton. The mural is sponsored by the Flagstaff Beautification and Public Art Commission (BPAC) with BBB funds.

Theater Works Mural Takes Shape

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Mural Mice R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar are currently painting a mural for the Peoria Center for Performing Arts in Phoenix Arizona. The project is made possible by long time theater benefactor Thomas Gyder owner of Wilhelm Auto. The mural will be completed and revealed in April 2018. More to come.

Mural Mice Win 2018 Viola Art Award

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Mural Mice artists and founders R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar were nominated for two Viola Awards (Excellence in Visual Art and Community Impact) for their 2017 murals. The artists had been nominated four times for Viola Awards since 2013, and finally came home with this years Excellence in Visual Arts Award. "When your working for the arts, everyone is a winner." Says R.E. Wall

Community Reflections Mural at Bushmaster Park

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Bushmaster Park Mural Unveiling and Bubble Bash Recieves

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Bushmaster Park Community Mural

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Bushmaster Park will be home to a new community mural project this summer. The Mural Mice, a local artist collective have been hired by the City of Flagstaff to paint the public restroom on the eastern end of the park near the large pavilion. The artists will begin reaching out to park patrons beginning June 1st to gather ideas and feedback from the community. All are welcome to a Vision Council and Potluck, June 9th in the Sandbox Ramada at 6pm to discuss possibilities for the new mural. The Mural Mice will host community painting beginning in July.

Tuba City Library Gets New Mural

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In Spring 2017, the Mural Mice took a journey to another world. Their mission? To paint the childrens area of the Tuba City Public Library on the Navajo reservation. Moreover, they would request that the library community design and paint it with them. They rose to the occasion with colorful flair. The project was supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & amp; Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Story of a Ghost Mural

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Mural Mice artists R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar began work on the Ghost of Mabel Milligan in early May 2016. The Milligan House at (323 W. Aspen Ave. in Flagstaff Az.) is on the National Register of Historic Places and regarded as haunted by many. The project is the brain child of COF Marketing and Public Relations Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ward's vision is to proudly display a life sized mural of Mabel assending the stairs. The stairs will lead to a gallery of Mabel murals and become a featured attraction for the annual ghost walk tour.

This building was the home of JC Milligan, former Flagstaff Justice of the Peace and owner of a local brickyard. Later the house served as apartments, and now serves as the office of the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau. Past employees and tenants of the house report they often felt an unsettling presence late at night. The presence seemed to originate in an upstairs office. One former CVB employee speculates that this was the bedroom of Mabel Milligan, who died unexpectedly in 1923 and may continue to habituate her home. Footsteps are heard at night on the stairs and across the wooden floors, although the doors are locked and no one could be in the building. Often these noises are accompanied by freezing cold, and the unmistakable feeling of being watched. The spirit does not seem to be hostile or angry, but is just there.

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Let There Be Flight

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Let there be flight! The Sound of Flight mural on the East-facing wall of the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff Arizona is complete and all the birds are chirping about it. Sound of Flight is the brainchild of local artist Sky Black, a 23-year-old native of Flagstaff, who always wanted to leave his mark in town. He brought in veteran muralists R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar from Mural Mice Universal to help make his dream a reality. The 4500 Square foot mural project took 14 months to create. It took six months to raise funds and eight months to paint. The project is now regarded as the largest mural in Arizona.

Art In Motion 2015

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The Sound of Flight is nearing completion. Two 24 foot high figures now stand guard over the alleyway. Here R.E. Wall presses for perfection on the Statue of David. The 4500 sq. ft. mural on the Orpheum Theater in downtown Flagstaff Az. has consumed artists Sky Black, Margaret Dewar, and R.E. Wall's life for nearly two years. The final unveiling has now been set for Saturday November 7th from 2pm til 5pm. We look forward to an unforgetable conclusion to this epic effort.

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Flagstaff Mayor Paints with Mice

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On Saturday October 18th, 2014, Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours was the star attraction at the Orpheum Theater mural entitled “Sound of Flight”. The mural, painted by local artists Sky Black and Mural Mice R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar has been a work in progress for the past three months. Described as a “Symphony of Color” by Shanto Begay, the mural depicts over 100 birds flying out of an antique grand piano in a burst of light. Phase one of the project received $25,000 in support from grass roots community donations and sponsors with an additional $10,000 committed to phase two, which begins next summer. A Crowd Funding campaign offered original art, prints, calendars and an opportunity to paint one of the birds on the wall.

Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours and family members of Sky Black jumped at the chance to paint alongside the artists. As well as being the Mayor of Flagstaff, Nabours has a minor degree in art. Nabours commented that, “the city needs to invest more into projects like this…I had a fantastic time.” Throughout the day of painting, crowds of people gathered to watch as he flexed his painting skills giving him a sample of the support the community has for public art. Phase one of the “Sound of Flight” mural will be complete by the first week of November. Visit the mural, and if you like what you see, support phase two of the project by going to and making a donation.

Sky Black/Mural Mice Project at the Orpheum

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Mural Mice Universal presents the “Sound of Flight”mural. Production on the first phase of this 4500 Sq. ft. mural began in August 2014. Painting will resume in Spring 2015. Sound of Flight is located on the east facing side of the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Flagstaff Arizona. Click here for more information.

The painting is being composed by Sky Black, R.E.Wall and Margaret Dewar

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Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours stopped by to give a hearty thumbs up to the project. Stay tuned for more.

"Route 66" Mural Overview

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Flagstaff Arizona is getting a Mural Mice Mousterpiece. The newest mural entitled the "Phoenix Avenue Route 66 Mural" is under construction throughout the summer of 2013. Its located on the south side of the Lumberyard Brewery at 5 South San Francisco street. The project is being commissioned by the Flagstaff Beautification and Public Art Commission BPAC with bed, board, and booze BBB tax funds.

Up Against The Wall; Public Art Indicted

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In the spring of 2010, Arizona artists known as the Mural Mice enlisted the student body of Miller Valley Elementary School in the creation of a mural entitled “Go On Green.” The project, funded by the federal Safe Routes to School program and Prescott Alternative Transportation, was enhanced by the schools emphasis on Ecology. It illustrated alternative ways of getting to school without bus or car. To the creators of the mural, all 500 of them, its message was clear, but to City Councilman Steve Blair the project was about the politics of immigration border issues and hidden liberal agendas. Putting his assumptions in front of him, he laid pressure on the school to lighten the face of a Mexican American child in the mural. The result was a spectacular international conversation on racism in America.