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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