Aimee Smith, Author at PHOENIX magazine - Page 2 of 2

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As I spotted the building on the corner of 15th Avenue and Polk Street, I slowed the car and craned my neck in wonderment. Then I promptly did a U-turn, parked, and hopped out of the car with phone in hand like a giddy tourist. The building is covered with murals, consisting of varying styles and colors, ranging from vibrant to grayscale. Flora + Fauna by Eric Cox and Tara Sharpe This striking mural uses...

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Street artists are painting their signs of protest throughout Phoenix, using their medium to amplify the call for change. Love Fights Back by @lovefightsbackaz Love Fights Back is a newly formed collaborative of artists, inspired by recent events to come together to champion equality. Their mural is located near Van Buren Street and Fifteenth Avenue. It is most easily viewed from the Dollar General parking lot. The words of their mural, Love Fights Back, pop...

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Protest can take many forms. Valley muralists are showing that art is one of them. Six muralists came together to create a Black Lives Matter wall in downtown Phoenix. Each artist covered a segment of the wall using their own individual style. The wall is located on Third Street, just south of McKinley Street. Just Dixon The grayscale portion closest to the street was done by Giovannie “Just” Dixon. He is currently based in Denver,...

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Want to observe art from the comfort and safety of your car? Drive by these larger-than-life murals in the Downtown Phoenix area. El Oso Plateado and the Machine by Nevercrew An extinct Mexican grizzly (the silver bear from the title) floats on the side of the Novel Coworking Heard Building, located on Central Avenue, just north of CityScape. The front and back of the bear seem to be holographs projected from the machines depicted at...

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While art museums and galleries may be temporarily closed, you can still get your art fix on Roosevelt Row by exploring the vast amount of street art on view. These days, pedestrians are few and far between, so you’ll be able to safely explore murals like these while responsibly social distancing.   Not Another Bird Mural in Phoenix by Kayla Newnam As you head east on Roosevelt, you won’t be able to miss Kayla Newnam’s...

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