The colors of fall in downtown Phoenix aren’t on changing trees. They’re all over the walls, spanning the sides of buildings and seemingly flying off the walls.
There are now dozens of beautifully painted murals created by renowned artists from Phoenix and around the world. Admirers will find anything from two-headed birds to skulls to rose gardens, all in a kaleidoscope of color.
Most of the murals are concentrated around downtown Phoenix’s art district along Roosevelt Row, known for its enormous ArtWalk once a month. That being said, you can find colorful masterpieces all over the city if you know where to look!
Here are a few local favorites to get you started on your own mural walking tour. For a look at more, the Downtown Phoenix Blog and Phoenix Taco are both extensive resources.
Painted by artist Jenny Ignaszewski (now Jenny Odom), “I Like You” is just one piece in an extensive line of eclectic works that bring to mind a mysterious world of possibilities. You’ll find this one at Bragg’s Pie Factory.
This colorful mural is the result of a collaboration between El Mac, or Miles “Mac” MacGregor, and his friend Augustine Kofie. It’s located just outside what used to be the Pravus Gallery in downtown Phoenix.
Lalo Cota & Breeze
This mural is just one of many in Phoenix’s Calle 16 Mural Project. It was created by Lalo Cota and Thomas “Breeze” Marcus. Lalo is known internationally for surrealist paintings here in Phoenix, as well as in Mexico. The mural can be found on 16th Street and Windsor.
Unique doesn’t even begin to describe the work of local artist David Quan, aka Luster Kaboom. He’s known for his creations as much as he is the “blue ooze” he often works with. This wonderful monstrosity can be found at Citywide Studios in Phoenix.