Paint PHX Mural Event to Hit Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue, and Calle 16

From the Mini Stack to law offices to two-story suburbs miles outside metropolitan Maricopa County, the Valley is known for a sprawling façade of muted beige and brown, camouflaged in the desert. This weekend, a group of area artists plan to change that.

Dozens of creatives are banding together for a four-day paint-a-thon, each using their own materials to design large-scale murals on a number of Valley businesses. The event, Paint PHX, is the brainchild of Thomas "Breeze" Marcus, a Phoenix-based artist who fell in love with graffiti in the late 1990s.