Last night I attended the opening night of 26 Blocks, an art exhibition like no other. 26 photographers, 26 writers and one sculptor created a fabulous and inspiring exhibition. 26 pairs of writers and artists were created, given one city block in downtown Phoenix for inspiration, and told to create something. Photographers captured the beauty and quirkiness of Phoenix, while writers created everything from poetry, free thought, articles and more. The event was hoppin’, wine was served, people were talking and reading and having a ball.
Not only does this exhibit celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of Phoenix, but it makes me feel so glad to live in such an awesome place. Joey Robert Parks, who thought up the idea and ran with it, deserves a standing ovation for the tireless effort that paid off big time. Watch for Steve Dreiseszun, Scott Hermanson, Ed Sweet, Karen Werner and more. They are all so talented and I’m so glad they chose to participate. What a show!