Some of the images showcase scenes from the city, its history, and its people. Others reference popular culture or reflect the artists’ own unique designs.
Every year, a festival is held to celebrate this street, where artists add new murals to the existing collection. Dozens of artists descend upon the alley, which continues to serve as a canvas for their creativity. It’s a way for the people of Phoenix to bring quite a few splashes of color to their concrete desert oasis.
Know Before You Go
Oak St is easy to miss and can be a tight squeeze for two cars. So, be patient and courteous as people do live there. It's also not the only set of murals you can find. There are quite a number, on people's fences, behind Barrio Cafe, and wrapped around Collector's Marketplace.