Video: The Phoenix Community Mural

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The first Phoenix Festival of the Arts, which took place this past weekend at Margaret T. Hance Park, was vibrant with art vendors, live music and Mayor Greg Stanton presenting awards to local artists.

It was the winding figure of plywood boards snaking around the fenced-in festival, however, that displayed some of Phoenix’s best art. By the end of the festival, more than 80 Phoenix artists had added their unique style to one of the longest murals painted in Arizona.

The panels have since been moved from Hance Park to Indian School Road and Central Avenue, where they will form the cornerstone of a vacant lot undergoing revitalization by the city of Phoenix.

Contact the reporter at kaard.bombe@asu.edu