Arizona Historical Society Celebrates Day of the Dead in New Exhibit

Day of the Dead

The Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that can be traced back hundreds of years. It brings family and friends together to pray for and remember loved ones who have passed away. Taking place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, this holiday is marked with rich and artistic traditions…

Phoenix Freeway Pots Cause a Stir

Phoenix Freeway Pot

PHOENIX — The official name of the art project is “Wall Cycle to Ocotillo,” but to most, they’re “the Freeway Pots” and they caused quite a fuss when they were installed back in 1992, when the city laid out $474,000 for an arts project designed to enhance the Squaw Peak Parkway (since renamed the Piestewa Parkway).

Canaan in the Desert Offers Roadside Refuge

Sculpture at Canaan in the Desert in Phoenix. Photo Credit: Sam Lowe

Arizona’s roadside refuges offer peace, quiet and a place for inner reflection, should there be a need. They’re located all across the state, in small towns and large cities. One of my favorites is the Garden of Jesus’ Suffering and His Resurrection in Phoenix, which offers a walking tour into serenity. Located at Canaan in […]

A Well-Traveled Dinosaur in Holbrook

Bronze dinosaur statue was donated to the City of Holbrook. Photo Credit: Sam Lowe

HOLBROOK — A bronze statue of a dinosaur stands almost forlornly in Living West Park here. How it got there is an interesting story. It began in 1997 when the Lundeen family bought the sculpture in New York with the intention of converting it into an outdoor shower near the swimming pool.

Worldly Art Inside St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church


SIERRA VISTA — Those who stop for an initial visit and prayers at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church here might mistakenly get the impression that they have inadvertently stumbled into an art gallery. It’s understandable because there is art everywhere inside.