Driving along Grand Avenue in Downtown Phoenix, it becomes obvious that you have entered an arts district. There are numerous galleries, a print shop (yes those still exist, thank you Hazel & Violet) and colorful creations hanging from the trees. Most eye-catching, though, are the murals of all different sizes, styles and colors. Here are just a few of the many murals to take in.
The young man in a cowboy hat painted by El Mac is a striking presence on Grand Avenue. The Chocolate Factory sign above it refers to a gallery that houses visual confections, not edible ones. The gallery is currently open by appointment only.
The oddities depicted in Jeremie Bacpac Franco’s mural for Hawk Salvage are a perfect complement to the ones that can be found in the store itself. Offering unique collectibles and antiques, Hawk Salvage is currently open on Fridays by appointment only.
“You Can Fly Higher” by Sent Rock features his signature cartoon-style bird motif. It is located on the side of Quality Bumper at the corner of Grand and Thirteenth avenues.