Walk in the Art District

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Walk in the Art District

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:

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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?

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This mural appears on the fellowship hall of the church below.

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The Stella Artois people set up an “Art of the Chalice” event.

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Pretty tour bus:

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The back of an Art Gallery called First Studio:

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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.

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This historic post office now “belongs” to Arizona State University.

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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.

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