Explore Public Art Projects & Shop Available Work From Them

Since 2017 Heather Freitas has been a part of 5 public art projects with more to be released soon and hopefully more to come in the future. Click to browse them all, learn more and see if you can spy some public art in your city!

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'Vision Gallery x ICAN' - Chandler, AZ

2021

A public art project between Vision Gallery & ICAN with artist Heather Freitas. I artist worked closely with Vision Gallery and a Student from ICAN to create works of art inspired by ICAN's student of what she would like to see the city of Chandler, AZ be like. The artist took artwork from the student and painted over them with bits and pieces of the students work peaking through, a signature process of the artist herself. This collection is inspired by the changing season of the Sonoran desert.


'Inspire Project- Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ

2021

In collaboration with Valley Metro and Artlink Freitas created the Inspire Project. A public art project celebration of women and all their strength and accomplishments. Highlighting women who did it first throughout history in hopes of inspiring those who come in proximity of this piece to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and become the first women in history in their field. There are so many haves to be had yet. Each woman is ordained with a flower headdress symbolic of their accomplishments.


'Outside The Box'- Thornton, CO

2020

The Thornton Arts, Sciences & Humanities Council (TASHCO) commissions artists to aesthetically transform traffic utility boxes from functional infrastructure into colorful, dynamic works of art. Designs are printed on high-quality vinyl wraps and professionally installed at various locations throughout Thornton. This project showcases the work of talented artists by creating a drive-by, publicly-accessible year-round art exhibit in Thornton.


'Cambria Hotel'- Phoenix, AZ

2020

The $26 million hotel spotlights several large art pieces, including murals that will span the height of the building, done by artist Heather Freitas, a shade structure designed by Craig Randich and a reimagination of a sculpture called “Peritoneum,” on the roof of the building, which will be done by Spectacle and Studio Zero LC on the rooftop to give guests the feeling of clouds, and will be called “The Iris.”

By Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal


'She Tempe'- Tempe, AZ

2017

She Tempe is a public art project that was installed in September of 2017 and initiated by the Downtown Tempe Authority. DTA commissioned 8 local female artists to create custom works of art, each featuring the artists’ portrayal of women, to be wrapped onto 14 news racks along Mill Avenue.

She Tempe is another project executed to further an existing objective of DTA to curate public art installations throughout Downtown Tempe. This project celebrates local creative talent, enhances the sense of place and helps create an engaging pedestrian experience in Downtown Tempe. A walking map is installed on each news rack to guide downtown residents, employees and visitors through their own walking tour.



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