Visual Arts

5 Favorite Things From Sticker Phiends 6 in Tempe

Adhesive art is alive and well in the Valley, even if it's hidden in plain sight. Those with sharp eyes and an appreciation for creative expression probably have spied a few instances of adhesive art dotting various spots around town, typically in locales that artists frequent.

There are the unique and beautiful wheatpaste pieces by El Peezo that have appeared (and subsequently disappeared) from the downtown Phoenix arts district, for one, as well as the collage-like clusters of sticker art found in and around the spaces along Fifth Street and Roosevelt Row, or similar displays found over in Tempe. Plus, more than a few local music venues boast hordes of band stickers affixed to both walls and bathroom stalls.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.