A downtown phenomenon. The first Friday of every month (except in summer) there is a downtown art walk. Mostly unknown artists display their stuff, from paintings, photographs, sculptures, multimedia, etc. It makes one feel as if they've found some authentic culture in my city. If you are in town in the fall, check it out.
Phoenix is a great place to meet people from all over the country and the world because it is a very popular tourist destination.
Most people are warm and friendly, but only a small percentage of people living in Phoenix and Scottsdale were born here.
Several large indian reservations in this area. Navajo, Apache and Pima to name just a few.
Be aware of thew bikes that may be on the streets. They have the rights of way in most spots, and will take advantage of that.
Okay, I don't know if this is a local custom, but I just loved this little cactus centerpiece. Too cute!!!
Even in the desert, you can still see all sorts of gardens, with beautiful desert plants, I wonder if they are really care-free.