Keep Phoenix Beautiful Activates Public Art at PHX Renews
Volunteers endured the scorching 110 degree temperatures on June 8 to install a 1,280-foot public art mural at PHX Renews, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s vacant lot initiative located at Central Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix. Local artist Hugo Medina coordinated this giant public art mural in December 2012 when he had artists and the public come together to create this art. There were only two rules: it had to be positive and it had to be inspired by downtown Phoenix. The end result was 160 eight-by-four-foot panels that would become a gigantic 1,280-foot-long mural that flows continuously.
PHX Renews is the largest transformation of vacant land happening in the country and sits in the heart of Phoenix on the northeast corner of Indian School and Central, at the historic Steele Indian School Park. The initiative is a partnership between the City of Phoenix, KAB affiliate Keep Phoenix Beautiful, and Barron Collier Companies, owners of the property.
Want to get involved? Visit PHXRenews.org or call 602-262-4820.