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This Tucson neighborhood’s alleyway is home to a secret art gallery | tucson life

Quietly tucked away in a Miles Neighborhood alleyway sits an ever-changing art gallery embellished with over 100 pieces of art that gently hang on the residents’ chain-link fences and brick walls.

As you walk through the alley, you can view framed artworks featuring paintings of lush landscapes, imaginative drawings created at schools by local children and a small shrine displaying a portrait of the Virgen de Guadalupe with the words “Bless Miles Neighborhood,” scrawled across the bottom in cut-up magazine letters.

The Miles neighborhood, located near East Broadway Boulevard and South Kino Parkway, has been home to longtime residents, friends, and two of the art alley gallery creators, Josie Zapata and Rossana Lievanos, for over 40 years. They call the neighborhood a tight-knit community, where everybody knows and respects each other. 

But when the COVID-19 pandemic struck Tucson, Zapata, a retired first-grade teacher from Drachman Montessori Magnet School,

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Best art deco furniture and wallpaper for your home

Art deco furniture and wallpaper for your home

Nothing screams glamor like the vintage art deco furniture style of the 1920s. Stunning mirrors, lush jewel-tone fabrics and glossy woods were perfectly paired with gold trims and chic metals. It’s no wonder this look has made a comeback. People in the 2020s are feeling some serious roaring twenties nostalgia and decking their homes out like the set of “The Great Gatsby.” 

Art deco, short for arts décoratifs, was inspired by art nouveau and evolved into mid-century modern style, but its distinctive qualities make it wholly unique. To get the look in all its glory, emphasize glamor and luxury in your space with some symmetrical patterns and bold gold finds. 

What is art deco furniture?

Art deco furniture reached its height in popularity in France in the 1920s. Art deco is easily confused with adjacent styles like art nouveau, mid-century modernism and

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Decorate your home with tapestries

tapestry art
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Do you want to improve the appearance of your indoor spaces, but are tired of experimenting with furniture or interiors? Other brilliant ideas for breaking up the monotony of the interiors can be found here. In an emergency crisis situation, we need big-hearted, expression and the community that the arts. This is the time to value the art; either big or small art makes a difference in how we live our lives. Art permits us to meet up to positivity, acknowledgement and hopes during Covid-19.

A chic piece of art such as a wall hanging or drawing may be included,

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Tennis Pro Serena Williams Has An Art Gallery in Her New Home

Serena Williams’ new home in Miami has an art gallery instead of a living room. Architectural Digest / YouTube

When you’re potentially the greatest tennis player the world has ever seen, it stands to reason that you can do whatever you feel like doing in your spare time. Serena Williams epitomizes this adage: within the last couple of years, the athletic phenomenon has launched a limited-edition luggage collection, welcomed a baby daughter with her husband Alexis Ohanian, the former CEO of Reddit, and completed the construction of a new home in Miami. In a house tour for Architectural Digest, Williams revealed this week that instead of a living room, her new home features a central art gallery for some of her favorite pieces.

In terms of artistic tastes, Williams favors flashy pieces by bombastic art world favorites such as Leonardo Drew, David Kracov and Radcliffe Bailey. She also has

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