10 Favorite Street Art Sightings in Phoenix

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Rogue Green
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​On a hot Saturday in May, Stacey Champion of Rogue Green gathered a few volunteers and members of Keep Phoenix Beautiful to clean up a neglected stretch of Fourth Street from Roosevelt to Garfield streets in downtown Phoenix. The group then installed a Candy Chang-inspired chalkboard piece that encourages community members to leave wishes for the Downtown area.

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Claire Lawton, mural by DOSE
In October, 2011 local artist DOSE put the finishing touches on three big words that scroll across the 20-by-125 foot, west-facing wall of Michael Levine's Seed & Feed Warehouse. It's the first effort DOSE has made in in what he calls a "social political form of graffiti." 

DOSE said in October that he hoped the mural (and a bunch of others like it, if he can get the support and wall space) will give local graffiti a new angle -- and scale."We can use graffiti for what it was intended," he says. "And hopefully projects like these can give local graffiti artists a chance to start putting more conscious messages on the streets instead of just our names."

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Catherine Slye
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The large brick building at 222 E. Roosevelt has gone through a few transformations in the last two years. The brick was slapped with an advertisement/new paint job in June 2010 by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Luckily, the contract was short. 

Before the mural was painted over with a dark red (it's now bright green), a much-needed, artistic observation was made in black paint.


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