On a recent trip to Phoenix, I discovered the emerging Roosevelt Row Arts District, just north of downtown. Here you will find a number of galleries, local shops, murals and street art and fun places to stay, eat and drink. Check their schedule for special events and monthly Art Walks.
Make sure to visit:
At 922 N. 5th St. MADE art boutique that features 100 artists including jewelry, pottery, gifts, books, and magazines.
FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel: A block off of the Roosevelt Row Arts District, this is a small boutique hotel with an emphasis on the works by local artists. You can see the paintings, photography and sculptures throughout the first floor lobby, restaurant and public spaces. There are also art works in the rooms. If you are in town, make sure to visit the hotel during the first Friday Art Walk. 1100 N. Central Ave.
Recently opened nearby in the Roosevelt Arts District is the new Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix Convention Center. It is contemporary hotel with sleek rooftop bar.
Across the street is FEZ, a contemporary restaurant at 105 W. Portland that features Moroccan and other Mediterranean specialties.