See Artist James "Dalek" Marshall's New Murals at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

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Photo credit: Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects.
Artist James Marshall, a.k.a. Dalek, stands in front of his recent work at SMoCA.
If you've stepped foot inside inside the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art recently, you may have noticed that things are just a few shades different than normal.

Okay, make that many shades. That's because sister organizations, Scottsdale Public Arts and SMoCA have teamed up once again to make the Old Town arts community a little more colorful by hiring Hurley brand artist James "Dalek" Marshall.


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Here on the Corner to Host Resolana Mural Block Party in Tempe

Ali Dodt
The Resolana Mural Block Party kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17 outside Here on the Corner in Tempe.
The Tempe Tapestry just got a lot more vibrant thanks to fashion boutique Here on the Corner and recent ASU graduate Ali Dodt. The young muralist began brainstorming a mural project with Here on the Corner owner Julie Kent back in November of 2013 and began painting the mural in March of this year with help from friends, co-workers, and members of the Tempe community.

As the mural, which is located near Seventh Street and College Avenue in Tempe, receives its finishing touches, Dodt and her team are inviting everyone to join them for a celebratory block party.


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Breeze, Dwayno Insano, and Vyal Painted a Temporary Mural at Phoenix's Por Vida Gallery

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Thomas "Breeze" Marcus
The collaboration piece by Thomas "Breeze" Marcus, Dwayne Manuel, and Jaime "Vyal" Reyes will be on display temporarily on 16th St. before it is rotated out to display a new mural.

Three Southwest artists collaborated on a mural for Por Vida Gallery's new wall, built to showcase artists' works by rotating new murals through every few months.

Phoenix-based artist Thomas "Breeze" Marcus collaborated with Tucson's Dwayne Manuel and Jaime "Vyal" Reyes from Los Angeles during the Paint PHX weekend in March to paint the first mural on Por Vida's wall on 16th Street near Barrio Cafe.

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See Douglas Miles' Selfie-Inspired Mural at MonOrchid in Phoenix

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Tanya Nguyen
The mural by Douglas Miles is on the East wall of MonOrchid gallery.

Artist Douglas Miles combined stenciling and hand-drawn imagery to create his new mural on the east wall of the MonOrchid Gallery on Roosevelt Street.

Miles, who owns Apache Skateboards, incorporated five black-and-white portraits, including a self-portrait of himself, on the mural in the parking lot alley next to MonOrchid, where the simple palette stands from colorful neighboring murals.


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Jeff Slim, Averian Chee, and Randy Kemp Mural Unveiled at Stepping Stone Place in Phoenix

Categories: Mural City, News

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John Carbis
Mural at Stepping Stone Place by Averian Chee, Randy Kemp and Jeff Slim.

Contemporary murals are having quite the year in Phoenix.

On Friday, March 28, a who's who of Phoenix, including big wigs from Bank of America, Valley of the Sun United Way, Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwoman Kate Gallego joined Native American Connections to open the Stepping Stone Place, a permanent, supportive housing project for the formerly homeless -- including those with HIV/AIDS or a permanent disability. Near the end of the lengthy lineup of community speakers, native artists Jeff Slim, Averian Chee, and Randy Kemp were lauded for their collaborative community mural, which was unveiled in the lobby of the building.

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See Yatika Starr Fields' Sonoran Waltz Mural on 16th Street in Phoenix

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Tanya Nguyen
The "Sonoran Waltz" mural is on the south wall of Arizona Carpet Care on 16th Street.

Yatika Starr Fields, an artist currently in transition from New York City to Los Angeles, made a stop in Phoenix for the early March mural event Paint PHX to create Sonoran Waltz a new mural on 16th Street.

Fields, a friend of local artists Thomas "Breeze" Marcus and Douglas Miles, was visiting his home state of Oklahoma and found that the timing was right for a drive to Paint PHX to paint his first mural in Arizona.

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SERK and Friends Add Dr. Seuss-Inspired Mural to Phoenix's Grand Avenue

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Tanya Nguyen
The new Dr. Seuss Mural is at the Bragg's Pie Factory parking lot on Grand Avenue and McKinley Street.

It might be difficult to imagine a favorite Dr. Seuss book covered in graffiti or a Lorax tagging the pages and adding street art to the sweet, quirky illustrations. But that image is exactly what you'll find in one of Grand Avenue's newest murals.

The parking lot wall of Bragg's Pie Factory needed a revamp. So artist Adrian Dominic (also known as SERK) collaborated with friends during Paint PHX, a mural-painting event reaching Roosevelt Row, 16th Street, and Grand Avenue, to paint over his existing mural and create a Dr. Seuss-themed piece to celebrate both the author's birthday and National Reading Month.

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Paint PHX Mural Event to Hit Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue, and Calle 16

Categories: Events, Mural City

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Janessa Hilliard
Paint PHX, a citywide mural event, takes place this weekend. This wall, at Dulcería Pico Rico near 16th and Oak Streets, will be repainted by artist La Muñeca and crew.

From the Mini Stack to law offices to two-story suburbs miles outside metropolitan Maricopa County, the Valley is known for a sprawling façade of muted beige and brown, camouflaged in the desert. This weekend, a group of area artists plan to change that.

Dozens of creatives are banding together for a four-day paint-a-thon, each using their own materials to design large-scale murals on a number of Valley businesses. The event, Paint PHX, is the brainchild of Thomas "Breeze" Marcus, a Phoenix-based artist who fell in love with graffiti in the late 1990s.

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The Mark Apartments in Tempe to Unveil Aztec Smurf Mural Thursday

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Facebook / Aztec Smurf
What do you call a Gila monster that's 50 feet tall and 55 feet wide? A distant cousin of Godzilla or the new largest mural in the city of Tempe?

Hint: If Godzilla were terrorizing Phoenix, you probably would have noticed by now.

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Kristin Bauer and Emmett Potter's New Mural Is at Phoenix's Medlock Plaza

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Courtesy of the artists
Mural by Kristin Bauer and Emmett Potter
With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you may have missed the new mural that went up earlier this month on the west-facing wall of Halo Piercing on Central and Camelback. The 43-foot-long work is the result of a collaboration between local artists Kristin Bauer and Emmett Potter.


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