Arizona Highways: Artist adds light and color to Phoenix neighborhood (VIDEO)

PHOENIX - Most artists want their art hung up in a gallery, but one man is showing off his talent on the streets of central Phoenix.

He's painting murals on walls in a neighborhood along 16th Street.

Artist Angel Diaz says he's been painting murals for a long time and now he gets to do it as a professional.

He says the inspiration for some of the pieces comes from his culture.

Diaz says it takes just a couple to three days to complete one of his pieces.

On his website , Diaz says he uses the work in public spaces as urban storytelling.

Diaz works with homeless youth and human rights groups, "teaching them to paint their own community murals."

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