Michael is one of the founding agents of the USDAC, an imaginary people powered Federal Department. Click on the USDAC logo to find out more.
For over 25 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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About Michael B Schwartz
Michael B. Schwartz is a working artist who creates beautiful murals, paintings and drawings. He wants his art to be enjoyed by all, and seeks to create high art that is accessible and universal.
After graduation from the Tyler School of Art in he was recruited by painter Robert Colescott to study at the University of Arizona Art Department.
He earned his MFA in 1991.
Michael’s work includes public art, murals, paintings, drawings, writings and teaching. His participatory engagement projects involve an inclusive process, beautiful end product with tangible long term policy outcomes. Michael is the recipient of many awards including the Puffin Foundation and Art Matters Fellowships. In May 2009 he joined other community-arts leaders at the White House to begin a historic dialogue about the role of arts in national recovery.
Currently he lives, works and plays in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, where he facilitates is lead-artist on public and community arts project and maintains a daily artistic practice. He is an active member of the Tucson Arts Brigade and Monsoon Arts Collectives.
Studio Visits by appointment.
I host open studio's in the Fall, Winter and Spring
My studio is located in the Citizens Arts Complex, a work place of amazing artists.
Citizen Artists Studio Collective
Mailing address: P.O. Box 545 Tucson, AZ 85702
Telephone: (520) 791-9359
Studio: 44 W 6th Street, Suite 13
Writings By Michael:
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
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.
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&Aby Mari Herreras, Tucson Weekly
5/13/09 Grass-roots Activists Meet With Obama Administration OfficialsBy Jacqueline Trescott, Washington Post Staff Writer