Downtown Phoenix never fails to surprise and delight. DPJ’s Live PHX series captures the moments that illustrate why we love life in our city.


It’s no secret that alleyways are key connectors in downtown Phoenix, especially during the summer when pedestrians look for the shortest distance between point A and point B to avoid the singe of sun. So it’s a pleasure to discover moments of whimsy along the way.

Nestled on the southwest corner of 5th Avenue and Van Buren is wholesaler We Got Flowers. While the interior of the space is impressive, the south-facing exterior is equally so. Like an invitation to Alice in Wonderland, the potted sunflower mural by Carlos Rivas beckons the visitor through a hidden doorway.

Downtown businesses are fairly savvy when it comes to incorporating art as an additional amenity for their customers. It’s nice when a business that doesn’t benefit from  customers off the street does the same.