Why Street Art?
I took to the streets the other day to capture some of the amazing street art that can be found here in Phoenix. I love street art! It is artists coming together to create something beautiful for the city. I just recently started photographing it and I knew that I wanted to show off some of the beautiful murals we have here in the city.
This post does not even touch on the total amount of murals we have here in the valley, but mostly concentrates on metro Phoenix. If I was able to find out any information on the artist, I have included it under the photo.
This mural was a nice surprise. I did not know about this one but it was pointed out by a friend of mine who accompanied me on the shoot. It is located uptown in an alley on Missouri and 7th Street.
Near Thomas, on 16th Street is a collection of murals by a multitude of artists. There are a lot of them on all sides of the building. It is best to park and just walk around to admire it all.
The murals are done by a collaboration of artists, most are vibrant and all are beautiful in their own unique way. My favorite one here is the woman with the Calavera face and peacock hair. Mainly because I have a slight addiction to Calaveras.
The Phoenix Mural above is right behind Barrio Cafe. It was completed by Colton Brock, Lalo Lota, Angel Diaz, Pablo Luna, and J.B. Snyder.
This Untitled mural on the south facing wall is an interesting mixture of black and white and color. It catches my eye every time I drive by it.
This piece is quite amazing. It is a collaboration between two artists. The wall is built up in places and gives a 3-D effect. If you would like to read more about the story behind the artwork, you can find it here.
This untitled bee by Sakoia is quite large. I just love the detail in the hair. It is located on 16th Street wall of The Hive.
This 80 ft mural resides just north of Mcdowell (Palm St) on 7th Street. I first saw this mural a couple of months ago and immediately knew I needed to pull over. I didn’t have my camera. But I did have my phone. So I snapped a quick pic, put a note of the location and started my list of murals to photograph. This tribute to the singer is fascinating and really cannot be captured in a photograph but must be seen in person.
Long, Silent Scream is a mural on the east wall of Giant Coffee. When you stand in front of it, it is quite powerful. Located on 2nd Street, off McDowell.
Roosevelt Row is the Arts district and murals are everywhere. This is also the major area of the First Fridays art walk. You can park anywhere around Central Avenue and Roosevelt and walk around.
An untitled art collaboration between Lalo Cota (figure) and Thomas Breeze Marcus (wings).
Find Your Direction is located on the south facing wall of the Fast Signs building on Central and Woodward.
If you ever visit Phoenix, I hope that you get a chance to see some of the art around town. And if you live here in the valley, going out on a Sunday morning and seeing these is a great way to spend a few hours. Lastly, I leave you with a haiku in honor of National Haiku Poetry Day
Street Art here in town
Vibrant colors all around
Murals you must see
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