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  • Andrei Stoica

Exploring the Murals of Phoenix, Arizona


There's a new wave of wall art covering many buildings in Phoenix and its surrounding cities and it's been a long time coming, but now murals are everywhere, waiting to be discovered by those willing to walk around in the Phoenix heat. It may be hit or miss, but occasionally you may have to stop and marvel at elaborate works of art.

Our first stop is at the Barrio Cafe, on North 16th Street. The building and the neighborhood are peppered with various scenes of historic and futuristic-looking elements.

"Bienvenidos a Arizona" is a classic and it still retains its colors many years after its debut.

Here, even the backstreets have a social message to share.

Next stop is "Roosevelt Row", a.k.a. "RoRo", an area centered around Roosevelt Ave. in downtown Phoenix. Long neglected, it's now making a comeback with arts and cultural events, restaurants, galleries, live music and the murals are there to speak about it.