I wrote about the huge mural project, Calle 16 last January. The other day after spending time in downtown Phoenix, I pulled into the alley full of murals, behind several businesses on 16th Street. I had seen photos of the mural of the woman on the left so she is who I was looking for but I didn’t know about the large mural on the right.
If you’ve seen many of the murals I’ve photographed you probably know who this is by…Lalo Cota, along with Thomas Breeze Marcus. Lalo seems to be the most prolific muralist in town currently and is getting a lot of commissioned work which is really nice.
I’m assuming this mural is also at least partially done by Lalo, too. I’ve seen the sombrero UFOs in another piece he did on his Facebook page. The Phoenix skyline is in the background as well as the design of the Arizona State flag. Lalo is definitely brightening Phoenix up and not just downtown, but all over.