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Local Arizona artist will be creating mural for new Downtown Phoenix Fry’s Food Store

Posted at 7:30 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 10:50:50-04

PHOENIX – The City of Phoenix’s Office of Arts and Culture and Fry’s Food Stores teamed up to find a local Arizona artist to paint a mural on the side of the new Fry’s store coming to Downtown Phoenix.

The artist is Margaret Dewar and she is the co-founder of the collection Mural Mice Universal according to a press release from the City of Phoenix. It was quite the process to find her.

“Ms. Dewar was chosen from among 32 Phoenix-area artists who applied for the $10,000 commission to paint the mural, which is 10 feet wide by 10 feet high and featured on the wall near the first-floor elevators. “Dewar was chosen because of her attention to detail, exciting color palette and her depiction of downtown Phoenix through time,” said Bo Wachendorf, interior designer for Kroger, Fry’s Food Stores’ parent company. “The mural for the new Fry’s Downtown draws upon historical imagery from the nearby community and celebrates the diverse landscape and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert.”

One of the best things about Downtown Phoenix are all the murals and this one will fit right in.

You can check out the new mural October 23rd when the brand new Fry’s Store opens at 100 E. Jefferson Street.