It's not uncommon to find me walking through the streets of Flagstaff looking for opportunities to snap a few frames of people, buildings, artwork, or whatever comes within view. Sometimes, I just want to get out and about. Other times, I have a particular goal in mind. Whatever the occasion, Flagstaff is simply a great city to walk. It's not so small that you get bored, and not too large that you get tired or lost in the shuffle. One of the first things I noticed were the unique varieties of wall art throughout the downtown area. Each represents an artist's vision of Northern Arizona's lifestyle, community, and cultural expression.
Recently, I came across a particular section of wall art I've always enjoyed, and this time free from any large SUV or van obstructing the view. (You can find it walking south on San Francisco Street, then turn west on E. Phoenix Avenue.) The familiar mural extends the length of the south facing wall of the Lumberyard Brewing building. It depicts Flagstaff as one of the great feature stops along Historic Route 66 and appears to be titled, "America's Highway." To give proper credit to the artist, I need to go back and look for an installation marker and date it was presented. (I'll update with the info, later.)
I think this is the start of a new project: To feature and catalog most, if not all, the wall art in our beautiful city.