Historic Avondale Arizona is a city of approximately 76,000 people west of Phoenix. It is also a city daring to imagine itself as an arts district. I was pleasantly intrigued when I heard about Avondale's intentionality with regard to public art specifically street art and murals. As a city, Avondale defines public art as:
My favorites along Western Avenue between Dysart and Litchfield Roads:
DJ & Music by Marsh Sale and Miles Davis tribute mural by Hugo Medina at 701 E. Western.
1. Servous Nystem "Collaboration of Styles," painted by Carols Rivas and Edgar Fernandez, 701 E. Western. 2. Project directed by Martin Morena on the corner of Central and Western. 3. unknown artist. 4. Cesar Chavez by El Podrido on the side of Taqueria La Jacky, 532 E. Western Ave. 5. Mariachi Gold painted by Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli at Zamoras Cafe & Restaurant, 606 E. Western Ave and 6. JB Snyder.
Artists: Bryan Kilgore and Margaret Lieu - In an alley just north of the Estrella High School, west of Central Ave.
Avondale has designated The Creative Arts District as those properties adjacent to Western Avenue, primarily west of Dysart Road, extending to Avondale’s border with the City of Goodyear. This is a very walkable area filled with shops, murals, and other public art.