Arizona Attorney's luxe offices on Parking Day

It’s Friday, which means it’s Change of Venue Day here—where we bring you items that may be lighter but still of some interest to lawyers and their (sense of) humor.

I bring you news of Parking Day, a quasi-legal event that seeks to cast a light on the over-parked and over-automobiled culture we have created.

On this day, people around the world stroll over to a municipal parking space, feed the meter, and then “decorate” the space in their own unique style. Many of the creations are still-lives of the highest order.

Last year, Parking Day organizers claimed the event reached 700 parks, 140 cities, 21 countries and six continents. Their purpose, in their own words: “PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good.”

At the magazine, we always enjoy a good challenge. So although we do not park in a municipal lot, we tried to get into the Parking Day spirit. As the weather cools, we may just set up shop in our garage every day.

(Here in Phoenix, we have a parking irony. Just as Parking Day dawns today, we get to observe the demolition of a vintage mid-century modern motel downtown—all to make way for a parking lot! We wrote about the Sahara Hotel before here. Yes, parking in our auto city is already plentiful, as are empty lots. But Phoenix never allows a structure to get in the way of its ballooning ribbon of asphalt.)

So what may be of most interest to lawyers—besides the cool concept itself? Perhaps they will enjoy the “Frequently Asked Questions” page on the Parking Day website. I mean, how many “unsanctioned guerrilla art actions” come with a license agreement and a business participation statement?

How nerdycool is that?

Here is some more information about Parking Day (maybe even in Arizona).

And if you can believe it, Parking Day has its own website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

Enjoy your weekend, and enjoy some photos from last year’s event in Arizona and elsewhere.

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