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 or call 602-262-4820.

Keep Phoenix Beautiful hosts I Recycle Phoenix

Keep Phoenix Beautiful partnered with the City of Phoenix Public Works Department and dozens of other local organizations for the “I Recycle Phoenix Festival” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th. The event was held at the Cesar Chavez High School located at 3921 W Baseline Rd. in Phoenix.

This free recycle-palooza offers one convenient location for recycling a variety of items including electronics, telephone books, writing instruments (pens, pencils and markers), regular recyclables, clothing, golf balls and much more. Participants also can have their old computer hard-drives and personal documents shredded and recycled.
Participating organizations include: city of Phoenix, Keep Phoenix Beautiful, Westech Recyclers, Goodwill Arizona, Treasures 4 Teachers, Batteries Plus, Verizon Wireless Hopeline, Arizona Center for the Blind, and many others.

We thank our amazing volunteers for making our big event possible!

Paper: 10,985lbs.

Electronics: 7,365lbs.

Other (batteries, household items, office supplies): 12,072lbs.