Julian Wash Greenway Trail Art

One mile east of Roy Schoonover Trailhead is the Joining Hands sculptural arch that greets cyclists and pedestrians as a symbol of bringing people together. Julian Wash is very popular for cyclists as this area is more desolate, offering less traffic. The editors of TucsonLoop.org also really like Julian Wash Cultural History Walk Ramada on 12th Avenue and 39th Street. Use our Google Maps to discover these works of art. We recommend parking at the dirt parking lots of Fantasy Island North or South.

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Joining Hands – Tucson Loop Art – 36

  • Artist: Chris Tanz
  • Installed: 2011
  • Loop Art Overview: A sculptural arch spans the path, with two sculptural “greeting” figures, drawn from Hohokam pottery, on either side of the path near Kolb. The project tells a story that unfolds as walkers and bikers move through the scenery, a story of people coming together in a joint enterprise.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Julian Wash West & East – Tucson Loop Art – 37

  • Artists: Darryl Lewis and Las Artes Arts and Education Center
  • Installed: Unknown
  • Loop Art Overview: Desert flowers and mountains grace this tiled piece along the Julian Wash in the midst of our own desert landscape.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Violin Player – Tucson Loop Art – 38

  • Artists: Alex Garza and Las Artes Arts and Education Center
  • Installed: 2015
  • Loop Art Overview: A violin player, a mother and children and other cultural symbols of life in South Tucson come together in this tiled piece in the area’s first neighborhood park named for Carmelin Castro, who proudly served his Yaqui community.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Desert Dwellers – Tucson Loop Art – 39

  • Artist: Las Artes Arts and Education Center
  • Installed: 2011
  • Loop Art Overview: Animals and reptiles of the desert are depicted in these small tiled pillars along the Julian Wash.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Carmelin Castro – Tucson Loop Art – 40

  • Artist: Las Artes Arts and Education Center
  • Installed: 2011
  • Loop Art Overview: Students at Pima County’s Las Artes Arts and Education Center crafted this mural to pay tribute to the park’s namesake, a dedicated participant and leader of Yaqui religious and cultural ceremonies and a revered elder of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Children’s Sunday Plaza – Tucson Loop Art – 41

  • Artists: Rebeca Field and Sandra Bolduc
  • Installed: 2011
  • Loop Art Overview: Metal embellishments on handrails and pavement design honor the importance of the sun in both the Yaqui and Mexican-American cultures.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Julian Wash Cultural History Walk Ramada – Tucson Loop Art – 42

  • Artist: John E Barker, landscape architect
  • Installed: 2007
  • Loop Art Overview: The ramada serves as the beginning point for the Julian Wash Cultural History Walk, a timeline representing the many cultures that have occupied that particular site in the ancient and recent past.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

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