Saturday, January 17, 2009

Where the artists are in Phoenix

My son Kevin poses in front of graffiti art that adorns the rear of the HoodRide shop, 918 N. 5th St., in the Roosevelt Row Artist District in downtown Phoenix. The combination custom bicycle shop and silk-screen printing company's exterior was painted by a roving band of Denver graffiti artists. While in Phoenix on a business trip, I visited the district's shops during its Third Friday Night event. According to a description on the Roosevelt Row web site, HoodRide is nightly from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. and offers "music and art performances with a focus on underground, low brow and street art. On premise screen printing and eclectic Bodega store."

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