Arts & CultureCommunity CommentaryFeaturedFara IllichAugust 23, 2010
Very close to one of our favorite restaurants, Cibo, 603 N. 5th Avenue, in the heart of the Downtown arts district, is this dynamic mural of the Rat Pack, Marilyn, Jack, Alice Cooper, and more. The buildings in this area are old houses; some are residences, some are businesses. The mural is a few houses north of Cibo on 5th Avenue, facing north. The gate was locked so I couldn’t get in but I was able to capture most of the mural in these shots. I was surprised and pleased to see the artist’s name because Greg Bucher is the same person who painted the mural on the side of a Mexican restaurant, El Pacifico, that I wrote about a few weeks ago on my own blog. El Pacifico is at 3311 N. 16th Street. It’s definitely colorful here in Phoenix. I have a feeling that Bucher has more public murals and, if I keep looking, I’m sure to come across some more of his excellent artwork.