Daily Archives: September 1, 2012

City of Phoenix urged to save Arcadia’s threatened Wright House

[Source: Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy] — A remarkable Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix is under threat of demolition. Wright designed the house for his son David and it is unique among all his residential designs. Your support is needed to urge the City of Phoenix to approve historic preservation designation for the house thereby extending its temporary protection from demolition.

Individuals interested in saving and preserving the property may sign the change.org petition here. Arizona Preservation Foundation alert here. Modern Phoenix article on Arcadia teardowns here.

Central & Thomas Brutalist building to undergo renovations; learn more Sept. 12

[Source: Phoenix Community Alliance] – The Central Avenue Committee of the Phoenix Community Alliance will meet on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 1:30 PM to 3 PM for an update on Central Avenue activities and plans for renovation and a tour of 2828 N. Central Avenue, one of the few examples of Brutalist architecture in Phoenix. To register on or before September 10, click here. For parking, enter on west site of garage. Take your parking ticket to meeting for validation. The attendant will direct you to 2nd level. Meeting will be held on 13th floor.

Grand Avenue Festival unveils logo for 4th annual event, Oct. 20

[Source: Grand Avenue Arts & Small Business District] – The winning logo for the 4th Annual Grand Avenue Festival, October 20, 2012, has been unveiled. A number of fantastic submissions were submitted, but in the end the unique logo submitted by Abraham Reyes was selected by the logo committee.

Reyes shared that his “inspiration behind the logo was conceived from the hybrid of eclectic and mid-century influences that encompass the lower Grand Avenue neighborhood in Phoenix, using a combination of various elements.” He included his vision for the logo was intended to “to emulate the playful character the festival has as well as it´s creative spirit.”

The winning design will be featured on all promotional materials including; festival brochures, posters and a variety of community advertisements. For festival developments and updates, be sure to connect on Facebook or website.

Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival spices up downtown on Sept. 29

[Source: Roosevelt Row CDC] — On September 29, 2012, Roosevelt Row CDC will host the first-annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival. “The homage to the Southwestern ingredient will feature heapin’ helpin’s of the Valley’s best green chile dishes” from local celebrity chefs, restaurants and gourmet food trucks. Details here.

Pedal Craft returns to downtown Phoenix on Sept. 28