February 16, 2023 - April 20, 2023

Stay Gold is a free intergenerational LGBTQIA+ arts program for youth and adults ages 13 and up. Teaching Artists Mel Domninguez and Jack Hutchison will lead two 5-week sessions. The first session will introduce participants to community building through collaborative mural painting. The second session will provide participants with an opportunity for self exploration through printmaking. All classes will be held at MOCA Tucson.

In support of our commitment to intergenerational learning, individuals of all generations, including youth 13 – 18 and adults over 55 (and everyone in-between), are encouraged to participate. You are welcome to register for both sessions, however, please note the time differences. If the times for one session don’t work for you, please check out the other session. Please email Education Manager Harrison Orr at if you have any issues regarding registration. 

Cost: Free

Ages: Youth and adults (ages 13+)

Session I: February 16th – March 16th

Session II: March 23rd – April 20th


Meet the Instructor:

Mel “Melo” Dominguez is an artist, muralist from Los Angeles who has lived in Tucson since 2007. Mel’s community outreach began at Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles where he was a Getty intern. Mel was the Summer Youth Coordinator that headed the community mural project with the youth from the neighborhood. Mel’s artwork is a direct expression of his Chicano/a culture, political issues, social issues and environmental issues. Mel enjoys using creativity and activism to create a difference throughout the Tucson community. 


Generous support for Stay Gold is provided by E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.