About Downtown Phoenix

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Downtown Phoenix is transforming into an exciting, vibrant destination point and place to live, work, and enjoy.  Community leaders have long recognized that it takes a combination of large venues, small wonders, and niche items to create an exciting downtown.

Big projects in Phoenix during the 1980s provided the early jumpstart to create momentum for downtown revitalization.  These included major entertainment venues such as sports arenas, shopping malls, hotels, convention centers, and office high rises.

However, while big projects make a city, small projects make a community.

Today, “small wonders” are popping up in Downtown Phoenix, such as locally-owned restaurants, coffee houses, boutique shops, live performance venues, high-rise condos and apartments as well as lofts. These are adding personality and unique character to downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix Phabulous Experience™ was founded in 2013 as a mural and storytelling program, complementing both big venues and small wonders in Downtown Phoenix.

Our murals and programs have activated more than 15 Greater Phoenix grand civic spaces as well as galleries and historic venues.

This web site is a 24/7 resource to promote civic engagement through storytelling focused on life Phoenix during nine historic time periods including the imagined future, helping people to learn about and get involved in Phoenix, Arizona!

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Have fun and get involved in Downtown Phoenix!


Engage in the long-term vision for Phoenix.  Click here to read the PlanPHX General Plan.

Get to know your neighbors in Phoenix.


Become a leader in Phoenix.


Visit museums featuring Phoenix history.

Rossen House Museum:   www.rossonhousemuseum.org/
Heard Museum: http://www.heard.org/
Arizona Historical Society: http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/
Arizona Science Center (where some important Phoenix history artifacts are displayed): http://www.azscience.org/

Meet Phoenix historians/authors/speakers and read their books about Phoenix!


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