12 WEEKS. 12 ARTISTS. 12 MURALS.
Desert Ridge Marketplace will transform into a living public art gallery when 12 talented artists create unique murals throughout The District! Each weekend a different artist will paint live, creating a new work of art for guests to enjoy. Visit The District each week and snap a photo of the newest backdrop – capture all 12! #DRMMuralProject
June 2-3 | Rita Goldner, Scottsdale, AZ | painting near Justice
Inspiration – desert scene with a desert ridge in the foreground and water to provide a cooling effect
June 9-10 | Melody Smith, Chandler, AZ | painting near The Splash Pad
Inspiration – stained glass designed to be fun with big, bold colors
June 15-17 | Gina Ribaudo, Mesa, AZ | painting next to American Eagle Outfitters
Inspiration – colors and expressive strokes are used to create a piece with depth and dimension allowing the viewer to become a part of the scene
June 30-July 1 | Michael Schwartz, Tucson, AZ | painting near American Eagle Outfitters
Inspiration – fusion of technology, architecture and social space using energy sources, reflective light, translucent and solid areas.
July 7-8 | Victor Navarro, Tucson, AZ | painting near American Eagle Outfitters
Inspiration: colorful, full of movement showcasing imagery drawn from my Hispanic heritage and culture
July 13 – 15 | Anthony Eli Farias, Phoenix, AZ | painting location TBD
Inspiration: Clear blue water and colorful ecosystems that transport viewers to an underwater oasis
August 3-5 | Ignacio, Tucson, AZ | painting across from AT&T near The Splash Pad
Inspiration – Frida Khalo, a historic artist who inspired many with her life and surrealism. My hope is to encourage people to find their inner passion, to be creative and enjoy the fun elements of art.
August 10-12 | Carolyn Watson Dubisch, Phoenix, AZ | painting across from AT&T near The Splash Pad
Inspiration – A month long journey to Ireland exploring the grounds of Shankill Castle that les to the creation of a book of fairies and dragons.
August 17-19 | Lucretia Torva, Phoenix, AZ | painting across from The District Stage & Dave & Buster’s
Inspiration – A 3D pop art mural filled with bright colors that will likely feel like they are literally popping off the glass!
August 24-26 | Kids Murals by Dana, Scottsdale, AZ | painting next to Just Sports
Inspiration – Bright and colorful vision of Arizona
August 25-26 | Wesley Fawcett Creigh, Tucson, AZ | painting next to Journeys
Inspiration -Interactive mural that celebrates community and the Sonoran Desert. The community is invited to participate and help create this “Paint-by-Number” mural.
September 1-3 | Kyllan Maney, Phoenix, AZ | painting across from Justice
Inspiration -An interactive tribute created with positive color and light energy in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in conjunction with Phoenix Children’s Hospital.