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Arizona freeway/highway artist shares insights, experience

Post Date:09/28/2017 10:51 AM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer        
Office:  623-882-7053 

Joseph Salazar talks about transforming transportation through art


Arizona freeway/highway artist shares insights, experience


Hot Coffee Arts & Culture Lecture Series
Joseph Salazar, Arizona Department of Transportation               
“The Art of Freeway Design”
Tuesday, Oct. 24
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear

Goodyear, Ariz. (Sept. 28, 2017) –Creating art on a colossal scale is just another day at the office for Joseph Salazar. He shares his perspective on transforming Arizona’s highways and freeways into astonishing works of art at the October Hot Coffee Arts & Culture Lecture Series on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at Total Wine and More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.  

Joseph, along with a team of engineers, archeologists and landscape architects, has transformed the Arizona transportation landscape from ordinary to extraordinary. Through his creative and innovative landscape and aesthetic freeway designs, he has put Arizona’s freeways and highways on the international map for cutting-edge designs. 

Joseph will share with the audience how these imaginative designs evolve and proceed through the development process, ultimately reflecting Arizona’s unique history and wildlife. 

The Hot Coffee Arts & Culture lecture series is held every month from January through October at 7 p.m. at Total Wine and More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road. Light refreshments are served. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit


About the Arts in Goodyear
The Arts and Culture Division was established in 2006 by the Goodyear City Council to create a distinct sense of place and cultural destination by integrating art into public spaces. Goodyear’s public art program promotes arts and cultural excellence in coordination with the private sector and other governmental agencies to increase awareness of the contributions of arts and culture to our economy and quality of life. The Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission provides leadership in developing a community identity through the arts that embraces, celebrates and unites all of our diverse histories, beliefs, cultures, and aspirations.
Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission