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Best Art At a Laundromat 

El Arroyo Laundry

"Arroyo" means "stream" in Spanish, and the mural on El Arroyo Laundry's outside wall, by Ernesto Paul, depicts a mountainous stream in Latin America where women are washing clothing amid reeds, rocks, and waters that are the epitome of idyllic. Paul drew the mural in 2007, and its artful inclusion of a church, temple, armed peasant, guitar-carrying horseman, Aztec warrior, flying birds, and other important symbols give this large artwork its epic feel, and connect the act of laundry to a historic scene that's much, much bigger than washing a shirt or two.

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