PHOENIX (February 10, 2021)—OneAZ Credit Union has unveiled two murals highlighting the natural and urban beauty of Arizona at the credit union’s downtown Phoenix branch, created by local artist Laura Spalding Best.
The murals live at OneAZ’s Monroe Street branch, which was the credit union’s first branch location, opened in 1962. The Arizona-focused artwork honors OneAZ’s 70-year legacy as a financial institution that serves all Arizonans.
“We’re thrilled to unveil these incredible murals that honor Arizona’s beauty and history,” says Kim Reedy, President and CEO of OneAZ. “Public art adds enormous value to the community, and we’re proud to beautify downtown Phoenix with murals at our first branch.”
The branch, located at 1812 W. Monroe St. in Phoenix, houses the murals on its east and west exterior walls. The west side features outlines of Arizona with urban and rural landscapes. The mural on the east side depicts sunset imagery with Arizona’s state capitol building in the center, paying homage to OneAZ’s origins as a state employee’s credit union. The credit union now serves anyone who lives or works in Arizona and strives to be the preferred financial institution of all Arizonans.
“Our branches are truly engagement hubs where Arizonans can get help with defining and reaching their financial goals,” says Laura Worzella, OneAZ’s EVP retail sales. “When people come to visit the murals, they can step inside the branch and experience the spectacular service and expertise that we provide to over 145,000 members across the state.”
About OneAZ Credit Union
As a Credit Union, OneAZ is owned by its members and its earnings are returned to its members in the form of better interest rates and lower fees for service. With 20 locations, more than 140,000 members and $2.5 billion in assets, OneAZ Credit Union has been serving Arizona since 1951, when two state employees recognized the need for a member-owned credit union. In 2021, OneAZ is celebrating 70 years of providing financial services and community support to Arizona. Insured by NCUA.
About Laura Spalding Best
Laura Spalding Best is an artist living and working in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her BFA from Arizona State University in 2003 and has been actively involved in the local art scene since then. Best recently received a Contemporary Forum Artist Grant and a Pollock-Krasner grant and has appeared on Arizona Horizon Art Beat to discuss her artwork. She has been involved in numerous solo and group exhibitions in downtown Phoenix and has completed several public murals. Best has been the Exhibitions Manager at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art since 2006.