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Event Title: Local Artist Paints Mural at Coyote Pause Cafe
Location Name: Coyote Pause Cafe
Business Hours: Everyday 7:30am – 2:30pm, Friday 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
Address: 2740 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85735 (2 miles north of Ajo Way/Highway 86)

Neighborhoods: West Tucson
Hi-Res Photos: and

Contact: Kerstin Block
Company: Coyote Pause Cafe
Day Phone: 520-622-2711

Event Description:
Local mural artist and teacher, Sam Casados paints new mural storefront on Coyote Pause Cafe. The vibrant scene is inspired by the beautiful Sonoran desert and the surrounding Tucson Mountains, featuring the café mascot, the coyote. The café is nestled within the beautifully restored 1950s local artisan’ shopping center, Cat Mountain Station on Kinney Road, two miles north of Ajo Way. The café is now much more visible to those driving by, possibly on their way to Old Tucson Studios, Tucson Mountain Park, or the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The mural is colorful and makes the café more noticeable from a distance.

“Art is essential to life and shows us things we would not see on our own. Art widens our horizons,” says Kerstin Block, owner of Coyote Pause Café and strong supporter of the arts. “I like to promote local artists – I am always amazed about people’s talents.” Deb Davis, the café Manager, remembers Casados from 5-6 years ago when he began the mural. The mural went unfinished, so it was a pleasant surprise to have Casados return to refresh and complete the mural as it was first envisioned.

Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Casados’ artistic contributions to the Tucson art community has been ongoing and inspiring as a past participant in the Artist-in-Residency Program at Arizona State Museum, and art teacher at the Tucson Museum of Art School, Tucson Parks and Recreation, and local elementary schools. In addition to the 600 square foot mural he painted at Coyote Pause Café, he also decorated the neighboring Cat Mountain Lodge bed & breakfast and Spencer’s Observatory. Casados has painted many custom murals in Tucson, including the murals at Native Seeds and Piney Hollow at their previous 4th Avenue locations. He can be found at the Fourth Avenue Street Fairs or Tucson Meet Yourself doing face paintings. Casados currently teaches chess to children at Montessori School where, like painting, he teaches useful strategies that will be used later in life.
“Art is about giving back; don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.” - Sam Casados

In a friendly and cheerful atmosphere Coyote Pause Café offers healthy innovative food that is simple, healthy, and with a Southwestern twist. The menu is inspired by local desert foods, including prickly pears, mesquite beans, and fry bread. Vegetarian choices are available. The covered patio offers year-round dining in comfort. Takeout orders are available. Guests at nearby Cat Mountain Lodge bed & breakfast receive complimentary breakfast or lunch with each overnight stay.

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Breakfast served all-day on Sundays, and until 12-noon on all other days.
Lunch served anytime! Dinner served Friday nights!

Fridays: 4-8pm

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