On a chilly morning with snow capped mountains we ventured downtown for a tour of the highly acclaimed murals found in clear site throughout downtown Tucson. The Mural program was the brainchild of the Tucson Arts Brigade and has been an incredible success. The program was intended as a beautification effort that involved residents of all ages in the design and painting of murals. The program continues to offer a viable solution to gentrification, social isolation by working with the community to collaboratively create works of art. Through the innovative design process the program has brought together youth, elders, longtime residents, neighborhood associations, schools, social service providers, community centers and businesses to create amazing art throughout Tucson.