Grand Avenue Archives

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Photo by Jacob Tyler Dunn | www.JacobTylerDunn.com   Hawk Salvage, located in the historic Grand Avenue arts district, is the place to find one-of-a-kind curios. The shop features a curated collection of vintage, industrial and antique oddities and, most recently, an extensive selection of rare and unique houseplants. Founded by Greg Hawk, a retired Phoenix Fire Department captain, passionate “picker” and self-proclaimed “plant nerd,” Hawk Salvage is like a perfectly preserved history museum, its walls...

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Lizzy Lubitsky has made sculptures shown from Rome to Washington state. Many push the limits of what sculpture can be. Consider “Toast.” The 2015 installation featured a patch of pine wood afloat in a full bathtub – where Lubitsky sat in a swimsuit. On the plank was a toaster. The toaster was electrified, plugged into a nearby wall. Lubitsky, a 25-year-old interdisciplinary artist, fell for sculpture at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia,...

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The 2020 Socially Distanced Holiday Market on Grand Avenue has everything one could want this season: locally made soaps, jewelry, pet products, ornaments, stationary, yoga accessories… and masks, hand sanitizer, limited admission and people staying 6 feet away from each other. The organizers of the event, local business owners Nancy Hill of printing press Hazel & Violet and Kate Benjamin of cat-centric company Hauspanther, brainstormed all the ways they could make the experience as safe...

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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...

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