VYT Water Writes Mural 1

In downtown Phoenix, a new mural on the south wall of Valley Youth Theatre is bringing attention to water issues in Arizona and around the world. The mural is one of 10 in a global series called Water Writes.

I admit to being a little pleased when I spotted the most recent new mural in downtown Phoenix. Sited just off First Street and Fillmore, it recognizes the centrality of water to the success and prosperity of Arizona.

And only a few months after we put out the call for water-related topics in Arizona Attorney Magazine. How generous of the artists to erect a complementary mural that calls attention to our call for authors.

Unlikely, eh?

OK, maybe. But in any case, enjoy Change of Venue Friday with a few images of the remarkable artwork.

Valley Youth Theatre downtown Phoenix

The wall before artists arrived …

The mural (painted on the side of Arizona gem Valley Youth Theatre) is part of an initiative of the Downtown Phoenix Partnership called “The Space Between,” which urges residents to consider what they’d hope to see on the empty lots that dot downtown. More about the project is here and here.

Valley Youth Theatre downtown Phoenix with mural

… and the wall after they left.

The city of Phoenix was fortunate to get one of these murals, which is one of 10 collaborative mural projects” internationally.

Here are some close-up images of the building-long mural. Have a great—and well-hydrated—weekend.

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