Sunnyslope is a neighborhood in north Phoenix near North Mountain and the Arizona Canal. It gets its name from the Sunnyslope Mountain which is a rocky, large, almost symmetrical hill with a 150 foot white "S" that can be seen for 30 miles on a clear day and also can be seen by airplane passengers. Every year the freshmen of Sunnyslope High School have to hike up the mountain to give a fresh coat of white paint to the "S".There is an art gallery plus an Art Walk that attracts more than 100 artists and live bands. There will be another one on October 11, 2009.On the first Saturday of each month, Grinders Coffee Company has an art showing from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. which often features live music. On the second Saturday, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. you can enjoy the professional musicians, Pulsate Jazz and Hacksaw Blues. The art itself stays on display for the whole month and is available for purchase.If you like to visit something extremely unusual, a "must see" is the Sunnyslope Rock Garden. Grover Cleveland Thompson moved here in 1952 and spent 22 years building a cluster of tiny buildings, rock fountains, and human figures made by pouring concrete into Halloween masks. This was all done in the front yard of his home on a side street.
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