Art Pick
First Friday Opening

What: Artwork by Such Styles
When: January 6th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Fair Trade Cafe
1020 N. 1st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Curated by Philip Talarico - Downtown Artists Collective

Such Styles has been creating Street Art in Phoenix for over 30 years. His work ranges from large-scale murals to canvas size works and skateboard decks. Such Styles’ murals are Chicano folklore inspired with a strong focus on graffiti writing, street culture and comic icons. His “Chola Kitty” is highly recognizable and has become a “signature” image for Such Styles.Cholla Kitty, by Such Styles
Such Styles’ paintings can delight all ages. His most recent mural, “Transit” was commissioned by Valley Metro and can be seen at the light-rail stop on Central Avenue and Roosevelt, across from his latest display of work at Fair Trade Café. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see his paintings.  

Fair Trade Cafe serves fair trade coffee and offers an assortment of in house bakery items as well as sandwiches and breakfast items. Come to study, visit during their weekly poetry slams or check out their local art gallery!

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