On Tuesday nights, on my way home from folk dancing at the Irish Cultural Center, I pass through part of the Phoenix art scene called Roosevelt Row. Many of the buildings have murals painted on them, and I longed to see what they look like in the daylight, so several weeks ago I took a field trip. I’ve already posted photos of the Irish Cultural Center and the nearby Trinity Cathedral.
But let’s back up a little. I took some pictures in front of the quirky FOUND:RE Hotel on Central Avenue next to the Irish Cultural Center:
On the corner of Roosevelt and Central stands this monument:
I realized I’d left my water bottle in the car when I boarded the light rail, so I stopped at a doughnut shop for an iced green tea.
Here’s what the building looks like from the side:
Pretty flowers, right? Lots of nice plantings in Phoenix.
A little further on is a restaurant called Carly’s Bistro, which I like because my oldest daughter’s name is Carly. The walls all around are covered with murals.
Did I mention murals are common on Roosevelt Row?
The Stella Artois people set up an “Art of the Chalice” event.
Pretty tour bus:
The back of an Art Gallery called First Studio:
Characters from a local children’s television show that ran from 1954 to 1989, Wallace and Ladmo. My daughter Carly attended a taping, but did not score a coveted Ladmo bag.
This historic post office now “belongs” to Arizona State University.
I barely scratched the art district. I’ll have to go back and take more photos. Next time, maybe I’ll visit some of the galleries.