Placemaking and the Future of Phoenix Water: A community conversation on Nov. 1 at Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park

Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park announces its third program, “Placemaking and the Future of Phoenix Water,” to illustrate the importance of water and local economic development of the past, present and future.

On Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Phabulous Experience local artist Damian Jim will introduce his brightly colored mural depicting the ancient Hohokam canal system, still delivering water to Valley residents today. Jim’s mural is one of 16 Phoenix Phabulous murals sharing the story of Phoenix in nine time periods.

The mural presentation will be followed by a discussion with water resource expert Sandy Fabritz-Whitney, who will share a keynote presentation focused on Phoenix growth, placemaking and economic development in the context of the Valley’s future water supply.

Fabritz-Whitney served as Arizona’s director of Water Resources and currently directs water strategy for Freeport McMoRan.

“Placemaking and the Future of Phoenix Water” is provided as a free community conversation.  Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at The Center is located at 1300 North College Avenue in Tempe.  The public is invited to preview the Phoenix Phabulous mural collection at 6 p.m., just prior to the program.

The Phoenix Phabulous Mural installation’s closing reception and final presentation will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Local author and media celebrity, Jana Bommersbach, will share entertaining and rare stories of “Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona.”