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JB Snyder's Fifth Street Paint Supply Now Open in Downtown Phoenix

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Snyder, 31, and his friend and business partner, Jeff Hoopes, 27, moved into the house at 915 North Fifth Street in December 2012 -- the former location of the Long House art gallery, owned by Matt and Leslie Yazzie. Today, the house is one of the only still-lived-in homes on a block where the neighbors have been converted to bookstores, printing shops, and joint coffeehouses and crêperies.

Sunday's grand opening party, thrown by resident party planner Quincy Ross, drew upwards of 300 people to the side street from 2 to 7 p.m. There was a barbecue and live music and art -- doubling as a painting party. Snyder and eight of his fellow artists finished wrapping a 53-foot semi-truck as part of the Fifth Wheel Project, a nation-wide event out of Denver, Colorado, featuring 20 semis all repainted by artists from across the country.

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Janessa is a native Phoenician. She joined New Times as a contributor in 2013. You can connect with her on social media at @janessahilliard, and she promises you'll find no pictures of cats on her Instagram — but plenty of cocktails.
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