El Pueblo Unido

This large, vivid mural in the Garfield district, a historic area in downtown Phoenix, is 6 feet tall by 95 feet long. Its actual title is Knowledge Breaks Down Barriers Created by Ignorance and is the work of Raul Gonzalez, an L.A. based artist, and many youth of the Garfield District. A community activist states, “The mural was designed and created by youth and depicts what is important to them, which includes family, culture, justice, and education.”

The mural was officially unveiled on September 18th. You can read more about it here.


3 thoughts on “El Pueblo Unido

  1. That’s another incredible work! I’m continually fascinated by the fact that none of these murals seem to have been damaged by vandals. Perhaps they generate a level of respect that the “establishment” has not been able to generate, in which case there is a great lesson to be learned from them.


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