City art and beautification staff are busy not only creating new projects, but also taking care of the collection we already have! This clock downtown, donated to the city decades ago, is in need of repair. In the meantime, there is colorful Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-inspired clock face to greet the community!
Twenty-two hanging flower baskets now grace Historic Downtown, brimming with climate-appropriate flowers. Concentrated on downtown streets including Aspen, San Francisco, and Leroux, these baskets complement the new pollinator garden located in Heritage Square. These projects bring color and cheer to the Flagstaff community while also providing love to both pollinators and local businesses!
Beginning on the east side of town near the I-40 Walnut Canyon exit and continuing to Flagstaff Ranch Road on the west, the 15-plus miles of Route 66 within Flagstaff has several types of commemorative monuments and placemaking pieces.
These include Route 66 signage, Walk this Talk Pedestrian Route and Experience, Visitor Center tarmac painting and several murals line the streetscape. Future placemaking projects along Route 66 are anticipated, as both locals and visitors continue to celebrate this important historic road through Flagstaff.
A new Beautification in Action Grant project has been completed! Artwork by Roberta Rogers (Fahrenz) is installed on the metal gate leading to the Courtyard behind the Babbitt Building in downtown Flagstaff, depicting the San Francisco Peaks, Historic Downtown Flagstaff, classic cars and Historic Route 66.