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For over 30 years Mr. Schwartz has worked with organizations nationwide on community arts and engagement projects. His work takes the theories of Community Cultural Development and Community Arts Integration and puts them into practice.

4R Coalition, Alliance for Cultural Democracy, Americorp, Arizona International College, Arizona State Museum, Arts Genesis, Attention Transit Advertising, Barrio Cento Association, Bok High School, Philadelphia, Boys and Girls Club of Tucson Broadside Magazine, Butterfield ES, Tucson, DCCA, Contemporary Connections Program, DE, Dietz Elementary School, Tucson, Drexel Elementary School, Central Arts Collective,  Center for Biological Diversity, Chew Recreation Center, City of Mt. Holly, NJ, City of Newark, DE, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, City of Tucson, AZ, City of Tucson Environmental Services, Cultural Democracy Magazine, Delaware Alternative Press, Dunbar Spring Neighborhood Association, Eagles Youth Partnership, FORCAST Public Art,  Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, Girlscouts of Southern AZ, Goodwill Inc, Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater, Hillel, International Council on Adult Education, Julia Keen Neighborhood Association, Kennedy Center’s Imagination Celebration, KIDCO, Kirkbride Elementary School, KXCI Radio 91.3 FM, LAVA Space, Lighthouse Youth Center, Mariposa Co-Op, McDonalds Corporation, Meredeth ES, Miles ES, Miracle Manor Neighborhood Association, Native Seed Search, Nevada Arts Council, Newark Arts Alliance, North American Alliance for Popular and Adult Education, NorthWest Neighborhood Association, Old Pasqua Neighborhood Center, Opening Minds Through the Arts, Oro Valley Arts Council, Pantano Christian Church, Philadelphia Freedom School, Prescott College, Pro-Neighborhoods, Pueblo Gardens ES, Puffin Foundation, Richey ES, Roskruge Bilingual Magnet, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Save the Scenic Santa Ritas Coalition, Season for Nonviolence, Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition, Southern Poverty Law Center, Spring Garden ES, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Suntran, Teaching Artist Journal Alt/SPACE, The American Indian Association, The Rotunda, The Tucson Indian Center, Third Street Kids, Tucson Arts Brigade, Tucson Arts District Partnership, Tucson Children's' Museum, Tucson Electric Power Co., Tucson Jewish Community Center, Tucson Jubilee 2000 Committee, Tucson Museum of Art School, Tucson Pima Arts  Council, Tucson Southside MS, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, University of Arizona, Urban League HS, USDAC, Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona, YWCA, Wakefield Middle School, West Philadelphia High School, William Right ES, Women’s International League for Peace and Justice

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Writings By Michael:

Teaching Artist Journal Alt Space Correspondent

Neighborhood-based Cultural Programs and the Emerging Eco-industrial Era

Articles About Michael's Work:

6/23/16Tucson reputation as ‘world-class destination’ gets boost from new murals, By Phyllis Braun, Arizona Jewish Post Executive Editor
6/16/169 new murals in downtown scream TUCSON, By Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star

8/2/15 Embracing graffiti could help contain it, save Tucson money
, Arizona Daily Star,  David J. Del Grande

10/1/14 Art Works inPhiladelphia Stories, Philadelphia PA (1) (2)

4/9/13   Video Interview: Chalk Murals at Park Place Mall

9/8/13 Local arts group remembers 9/11 with clean-up,
Daily Wildcat

7/8/13 Tucson Arts Brigade Seeks to Engage Communities Through Art, Arizona Pubic Media, Story by Luis Carrión

6/1/13 The Stewards of Yavapi, Connecting Communities magazine, p. 12-13

6/2912 Tucson Arts Brigade turning taggers into stewards, Inside Tucson Business, by Carol West

5/7/12  Overpass mural gives youths creative say in neighborhood, by Jamar Younger, Arizona Daily Star, P. A1

12/30/11 Collateral Damage, Review of Windows and Mirrors, Counterpunch, by Bob Sommer

4/3/11 Neighbors: Group uses art, community to abate graffiti
, Arizona Daily Star, by Shelley Shelton

4/29/10  Great Community Mural Project Completed in Miracle Manor Neighborhood.
Citizen Online

7/1/09 The Long, Hot Summer of Service: Community Artists on The Job
By Arlene Goldbard Community Arts Net Archives

10/10/09 Bronx Wash Community Paint Day
, Americans for the Arts

10/5/09 Tucson Mural Art Project
, United We Serve

7/23/09 T Q&A
by Mari Herreras, Tucson Weekly

5/13/09 Grass-roots Activists Meet With Obama Administration OfficialsBy Jacqueline Trescott, Washington Post Staff Writer

More About the work of Michael B Schwartz

About Michael B Schwartz

From the jungles of northern Guatemala, to Jamaica, Canada and the neighborhoods throughout the United States muralist Michael B Schwartz ( has been masterfully sharing the joy of creative place-making for over a quarter century.  A graduate of the Tyler School of Art with a MFA from the University of Arizona School of Art, he has worked with many organizations including the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia Museum Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, International Council of Adult Education, Tucson Museum of Art and has directed the City of Tucson Mural Arts Program and Tucson Arts Brigade. In May 2009 he joined community-arts leaders at the White House for a historic dialogue about the role of arts in national recovery. His many awards include the Puffin Foundation and Art Matters Fellowships. His recent murals include works for The U at Park, Sister Jose Women’s Shelter and the Monsoon gallery in downtown Tucson.

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I am currently working in several locations in downtown Tucson. Contact me to schedule a visit.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 545 Tucson, AZ 85702
Telephone: (520) 791-9359

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