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Tempe Tales

About Tempe Tales

Tempe Tales is a public art project executed by the Downtown Tempe Authority in coordination with the City of Tempe. Tucson artist,  Mark Rossi, was commissioned to bring the original 14 jackrabbits to life. In addition to the larger-than-life jack rabbits at Centerpoint Plaza, there are currently 7 of Rossi's life-size wanderers installed throughout Downtown Tempe, with an updated installation set for Summer 2024.

The Tempe Tales project is an effort to enhance the street-level experience in Downtown Tempe and encourage pedestrians to engage with their surroundings. This public art project turned Scavenger Hunt is an opportunity for Downtown Tempe residents and visitors to be both curious and inspired by the environment in which they stroll, taking just a few moments to explore these whimsical additions to Downtown Tempe’s streetscape.


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