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Arizona artist spotlight: Laura Thurbon

Meet Phoenix-based artist Laura Thurbon featured in our virtual art exhibit ‘The Ties That Bind’

What do you love about being an artist in the Greater Phoenix area?

Beauty in art is much less a measure of its physical construction, but rather its capacity to impact the evolution of the audience. In short, beauty is finding the symbiotic relationship between the clearest and most sober rendering of events and ideas. This can be experienced by the widest possible audience. It is through this process that we bring people together and align toward our common goals.

What role do you think the arts & culture plays in our community as a whole?

Phoenix is a city blooming with cultural synergy. This is a significant reason our desert home has become an economic epicenter and melting pot of people with different philosophies. Throughout history, humans have organized into cultures, adopting similar traits, practices and lifestyles that lead to prosperity. When multiple cultures come together and share their individual and proprietary wisdom, miraculous things happen. Innovation accelerates through sharing ideas that one culture either never found or has lost over time. It is only through the merging of diverse people that new, stronger and more dynamic cultures can be created to transform society.

My goal is to tell stories – both past and present – of the cultural collage that is Phoenix and use this narrative to suggest a path forward where all ideas and talents emerge from our unique societal backgrounds. Our city’s effort to drive unity is my favorite aspect of art in Phoenix, and the importance of this endeavor is evident in murals decorating our infrastructure. Irrespective of any Phoenician’s financial standing, these pieces of art convey messages that are free for all to deposit into their minds as fuel to help form a better future for all.

 What is your favorite art venue/event in the Greater Phoenix area?

My favorite venues are the streets of Phoenix. There, we can find stories and messages in the murals.


For more information about purchasing any of the artwork included, contact Laura Thurbon directly: | Laura’s website


We Are All ... One, Acrylic PaintingWe Are All … One
Medium: Acrylic Painting
Dimensions: 36” x 24”
Price: $700






See? The Color Doesn't Matter, Acrylic Painting

See? The Color Doesn’t Matter
Medium: Acrylic Painting
Dimensions: 36” x 40”
Price: $2,700






Visit ‘The Ties That Bind’ to see nearly 100 original art pieces by 40+ Arizona artists