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.