Arts groups hope to bring mural, sculptures, ‘monoliths’ to busy Scottsdale intersection

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

Scottsdale Public Art (SPA) and Keep Scottsdale Beautiful (KSB) are leading an effort to bring a public art installation to Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and the Greenway-Hayden Loop.

The arts groups want to bring a mural, “structural monoliths” and other arts installations to the city’s water resources facility at the busy intersection near the Central Arizona Project Canal.

The groups have submitted plans to the City of Scottsdale. They have also announced the artistic teams aimed at beautifying the busy intersection.

In their plans filed with the city, the groups said:

“The goal is to turn a destitute looking intersection into a point-of-pride for Scottsdale. The high-traffic, northern section of this intersection is an eyesore. It is clearly visible to 65,000 drivers that traverse Frank Lloyd Wright or Hayden Road every day. Each of the pilots and passengers of the 165,000+ planes that fly in and out of the Scottsdale airport look down on this barren intersection. Many of the people who attend the Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament are exposed to it.”

The artistic team leading the effort  has also been announced.  They will create monolith sculptures as well as a mural at the city’s water facility.

“The project will pair public artists, Patrick Renner & Kelly O’Brien of Flying Carpet Creative Studio out of Houston, with a local team of university students to include Jessica Arnold (NAU Interior Design), Rigoberto Berber-Arias and Alan Estrada Sanchez (both ASU School of Architecture). All were selected through a public competition.”

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