Urban Art Thriving

by Fara Illich
Arts & Culture Community Commentary Featured Fara Illich August 12, 2010


Central Phoenix is full of murals, if you know how to find them. Lately, I’ve been photographing them for my own blog and thought more locals might find this sort of unique urban art interesting. This one is definitely worth checking out.

This is one of the larger murals in Central Phoenix.


It’s by Joerael J. Elliott. It’s been described by Robrt L. Pela, a Phoenix New Times writer, as “a gorgeous mural depicting our overbearing desert sun and how people survive it.”

This fantastic mural is on the side of a building housing Hair Pollution (formerly Way Cool Hair) at 1524 E. McDowell Road. There are many great murals in the Downtown arts district along Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue.




Here’s another link where you can see more photos.

This is one of the more elaborate ones I’ve seen, so far.

And, hopefully, with 24-hour surveillance, this one won’t get tagged as so many others have.

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