Artists Put Finishing Touches on Murals This Weekend as Groundbreaking Phoenix Mural Project 2021 Comes to a Close
The Phoenix Mural Project sponsored by SRP is inviting the public to enjoy the outdoors and watch as dozens of talented artists paint their visions of Arizona and sustainability along the Grand Canal in Phoenix.
Organizer Danielle Foushee said she was inspired by the many murals she saw in the Phoenix metropolitan area and organized more than 85 artists to share their talents to beautify the canals and trails that many residents use every day. Artists have been painting 68 murals on walls over that last month along the Grand Canalscape from 15th Avenue to 7th Street.
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The artists will be painting along the Grand Canalscape from 15th Avenue to 7th Street throughout the day on Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are also available during this week for interviews. Contact Patty Garcia-Likens at (602) 245-0047 or Danielle Foushee at (818) 613-7459 to set up a time.
Participating artists include local artists Bacpac, Jason Begay, La Morena, Joyce Faucett, Adrian Garcia, Chele Hill, Lalo Cota, Ashley Macias and more.
On Saturday, March 6, attendees can also participate in the Phoenix Mural Festival Passport contest to win discounts in nearby shops and eateries (including Thunderbird Lounge, Sunshine Sunflower Ceramics, Kraken Glass Studios and Short Leash Hot Dogs), visit the Savidan Gallery to see work by the festival's featured artists and be the first to tour FIVE55, the city's newest ultra-sustainable co-working environment.
A full list of activities during the festival can be found at phoenixmurals.com.
Phoenix Mural Project began as a digital archive of the city’s ephemeral world of muralism — see 700+ images under the "mural map" link in the menu at phoenixmurals.com.
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.