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Suzanne Falk's Kon Tiki Hotel

Artist: Suzanne Falk
Medium: oil on canvas

Growing up in Phoenix I have a strong connection to the nostalgia of Van Buren Ave. As a kid my family and I would drive up and back along Van Buren pointing out the cool neon, hookers, and colorful characters. The Kon Tiki held a special allure with it's tiki peaked roof and cloud touching sign and mysterious guests renting by the hour. I continue to hold out hope that Phoenix will embrace its "black sheep" rather than try to erase them.

 

The countdown to Best of Phoenix begins! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix. No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?

Imagine PHX, so far:

100: Steven Revering's Westward Ho
99: Jon Ashcroft's Suspended in Geography
98: William LeGoullon's Table
97. Jason Hill's Phoenix Financial Center

89.

Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain

88.

Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang

87.

Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix

86.

Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper

85.

Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape

84.

Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact

83.

Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen
And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration. 

Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com

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