10 Independently owned shops and the corner of Birch & Leroux streets in Historic Downtown Flagstaff

The Old Town Shops is home to several murals done by (then) locally and (now) world renowned artist Joe Sorren.

Joe’s involvement with the Old Town Shops started in the early 1990’s when Joe was a student at Northern Arizona University.  Those early murals are on the west side of the building and are a set of 6 panels depicting early Northern Arizona life.  While these panels bear little resemblance to Joe’s later works, those familiar with Joe’s style should be able to pick out a couple of quirky details hidden within otherwise straight forward historical pieces.


Nearly a decade later, Joe again brought his talents and his paint brush to the Old Town Shops.  This time however, the canvas was a bit more unique… and the results are “The Veridic Gardens of Effie Leroux,” a one of a kind addition to the Flagstaff artistic landscape.  For a more detailed (and great photos) account of this mural, see what the folks at Arrested Motion have to say.