If you made your way to El Paso’s east side of town to watch the movie at Tinsletown then you were greeted by a 50 foot mural of the Blue Beetle that was created by local Chicano artist, Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado.
Guests who participate in the scavenger hunt will have the opportunity to search for and admire murals across San Jacinto Plaza and Union Plaza Entertainment District while solving clues and completing challenges along the way.
Tino’s work is well known in El Paso and one of his most beloved pieces of street art was the "Don't Be Self Conchas" mural which sat outside of a local boutique, “Desert Mama.” However, if you’ve driven past the business you may have noticed that the vibrant mural is no longer there.
“Kindness Rocks” are not something new to El Paso. There are plenty of Facebook groups that share photos of these artistic rocks, but recently I came across a page from an El Paso mom who started painting these rocks as a hobby but now she’s hoping to turn that hobby into something more.
Photos began circulating across social media showing black graffiti on the brand new skatepark which read, " How much money does it cost the city to paint over this? More than my spray paint - taxpayer."