Participating Venues

The following list shows the over 100 participating artists, arts entrepreneurs and businesses that contribute to the arts experience in greater downtown Phoenix. We call them: Articipants!

Most of these venues are open on First Fridays, as well as Third Fridays. View the First Friday maps here. (Note: many artist studios are NOT open on First Fridays. The list included on the map is for reference only.)

Galleries

Alwun HouseAlwun House
1204 E. Roosevelt, 602-253-7887
DESCRIPTION: Downtown’s first gallery and vanguard artspace, representing new and established artists. Nurturing co-creative venue. Pioneering historic cultural landmark 2-story bungalow, inviting fountains, gardens and stages.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Photoreal to Surreal Fantasy, Artists: Sarah Clemens, Baron Dixon, Mike Rider, Eric Simmons, Tom Stephenson. Having successfully honed their painting skills in photorealism, invited artists show their stylistic range, from realism into surrealistic fantasy. Also, join us for the”Third Friday Musicians Showcase” series, kicks-off with local scene fav, Robby Roberson Quartet; fusing rock, blues, folk, gospel, jazz; Sept 19th, 7pm, $5 door, performance at 8! Their songs express an Americana style music, rich in dynamic rhythms and grooves, with flavors of rock, blues, folk, gospel and jazz.  This series exposes a variety of quality eclectic cool hip musical groups in one comfortable social setting.

1SpotGallery
918 N. 6th St., Unit B 602-281-0697
DESCRIPTION: “Abstract Abstract” features Contemporary Native Art that strives to be recognized globally beyond the borders of the cultural heritage of the artists.

ALAC: AZ Latino Arts & Cultural Center~Galeria 147ALAC
147 E. Adams St., 602-254-9817
DESCRIPTION: ALAC: The Arizona Latino Arts &  Cultural Center~Galeria 147,  illuminates, celebrates, and promotes Latinos in Arizona through education, advocacy, and collaboration. In the “Heart of Downtown Phoenix” ALAC creates a Legacy for our Community today and for Generations…to come.

 

ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency at Combine Studios
821 N. 3rd Street, 480-965-2875
DESCRIPTION: The ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency Program brings artists from around the world to develop work with ASU and diverse communities within Arizona.

Bokeh GalleryBokeh Gallery
214 E Roosevelt St – Entrance through the east alley, 602-253-0669
DESCRIPTION: This intimate space at the monOrchid features photographic and new media work by local, national, and international artists.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Bokeh Gallery presents the solo exhibition of Christine Cassano and her mixed media installation series “Confluence”. Featuring captivating work examines ideas of morphogenesis, materials, and relationships, that implement a diverse selection of materials seeking to reunite nature and technology.

 

Burton Barr Central LibraryBurton Barr Library
1221 N Central Ave, 602-262-4636
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: “’Quinn’s Wanderings: Of Books and Cities ” by artist Steve Valev, Library Staff Art Show and Live Music by Woodworks.Please join us in the library’s @Central Gallery for the opening reception of “’Quinn’s Wanderings: Of Books and Cities”, a unique mixed media exhibition created by artist Steve Valev. The Library Staff Art Show is in the Hive Gallery on the second floor. The Woodworks band will perform in the auditorium, providing a mix of rock, folk, blues, indie and alternative music.  The reception is sponsored by Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. Born in Bulgaria, Steve Valev has a background is in architecture and urban design and has lived in Phoenix for the last 23 years.

Capture12Capture12
417 E. Roosevelt St, 602-819-1480
DESCRIPTION: Capture12 is a new photography venue situated on Roosevelt Row. This new art space not only a gallery dedicated to showcase talented photographers from the Valley but also holds regular photography workshops.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: This months exhibition pairs the work of two intriguing local photographers Peter B. Klein and David Miller. Highlighting the artist’s diverse styles and engaging body of works creating a captivating exhibition by Curator, Stephen Gittins. This exhibition will be on display from September 5 through September 26, 2014.   The Artist Reception will be held on First Friday, September 5th from 6-9pm with the artists in attendance. If you are unable to attend First Friday, be sure to join us for the Closing Reception which will be held on Third Friday, September 19th from 6-9pm.

CityScape Phoenix
1 E Washington St., 602-772-3900
DESCRIPTION: Located in the heart of downtown, CityScape Phoenix is a place where people come together for dining, nightlife, shopping, entertainment, business, community events and celebrations of all kinds. This authentic urban space connects people and generates energy, creativity and excitement all day, every day in one central location. It all starts here.

Coe House GalleryCoe House
365 N. 4th Ave, 602-405-4685
DESCRIPTION: Coe House Gallery is located in the historic Coe House in Downtown Phoenix. This unique setting provides an intimate venue for collectors to experience new work. Coe House is the perfect showcase for emerging artists, as well as established artists who are trying a new direction with their work. Coe House Gallery provides collectors an opportunity to see new work that hasn’t been seen elsewhere before.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Anthony Galto is a visual artist, who categorizes much of his art as “figurative expressionism”. His style and talent has been praised by gallery owners, art professionals and artists as a “unique method” of creation. Anthony has over twenty years of art experience, beginning as a self-taught artist in Chicago, and growing into a community arts advocate committed to expanding arts across the west valley and the Phoenix Metropolitan area. He has committed much of his time to grass roots public art projects, murals, community gardens, and art festivals. Anthony is the founder of Agua Fria Community Artists, a 501c3 non-profit organization, which advocates for the advancement of community arts and artists. Anthony also sits as chairman on the Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission.
“As an artist I am primarily inspired by the human figure. The human body, as an enduring theme in the visual arts, has always fascinated me. My inspiration comes from the imperfections, taking a “perfect” body and beautifully tarnishing it, giving it character, uniqueness, and most importantly, life. Wrinkles, scars, stretch marks; they are all landmarks of a living life that tells a story. For me, the nude straddles a fine and distinct line between the obscene and the sublime and always, whether for good or for bad, makes a statement. Quick, loose strokes in my work create lines that represent not only movement but also lend to psychological tension. I try to present the figure solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. I seek to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality.
 

Drive-Thru Gallery & StudioThe Drive Thru Gallery
918 N 6th Street, 510-685-8113
DESCRIPTION: The Drive-Thru Gallery & Studio in the Arts districts of downtown Phoenix, provides a comfortable & professional space for photographers to show and work.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: FIRST and THIRD Fridays 6pm-10pm: Pat Gorraiz will be showing images from the 50+ photographic trips made to Perry Mesa, a Native heirloom of land inside the Agua Fria National Monument. On his first trip in 1995, he became intrigued with finding more and more examples of The Perry Mesa traditional style of rock art and archaeology.  Pictographs are also found on the mesa along in themes such as astronomy and women. The photographs of the exhibition reflect a cross section of some of the different themes shown throughout native history at Perry Mesa.

eye lounge – a contemporary art spaceEye Lounge
419 E. Roosevelt St, 602-430-1490
DESCRIPTION: Eye Lounge artist collective is a contemporary art space committed to fostering the creative careers of emerging and established local visual artists.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: In the East Gallery, we’re featuring Revelations in the Dark, new oil paintings by Abbey Messmer. This body of work began as photographs on a night swim in the desert, capturing white flesh suspended in still darkness. At it’s essence, it’s simple and quiet work that has evolved into questions about the unknown, like the deep sea or the void between celestial bodies. What is life, who are we and what is our personal truth. I don’t believe in god but I do believe we have been offered an amazing experience to live on planet earth and through contrast we find momentary understanding. Like Francis Bacon said, “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” We also have Pieced Together, textile portraits by Ann Morton. This show features textile portraits of three of the Street Gems’ team members – individuals who have known chronic homelessness – and whom I’ve come to know well after working with them for over two years. The work includes intimate embroidery portraiture and large scale pieced textile portraits, the latter being assembled from clothing that was deemed unworthy of distributing to the clients of the Human Services Campus, the largest facility serving people experiencing homelessness in Phoenix. Creating these portraits through arduous but meditative textile techniques reveals individuals in both intimate and grand scale that would otherwise be unnoticed, even invisible.  By using cast-off clothing, and labor intensive techniques to create these portraits, they are naturally imbued with the history of all those that once wore and touched the fabric incorporated in this work –  and given form through my own touch.  The materials of these faces still carry a collective energy from the broader community – a collective consciousness that one day may gather the will to decide that homelessness in our society is no longer acceptable. In the Project Room, Cory Slawson, curated by Ted Decker. In his site-specific installation for the Project Room at Eye Lounge, Cory Slawson references late 1960s Optical Art (Op Art) which uses optical illusions that, when viewed, give the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, or alternatively, of warping or swelling. Slawson conflates this style with personal responses and life experiences and a life-long fascination with the balancing of tension in the liminal space of life and death.  This work centers on the cult goddess Santa Muerte (Saint Death). Slawson’s visual production is idea and research driven, visually engaging, and demonstrates increasing technical/formal elements and ability.

First Studio GalleryFirst Studios
631 N. 1st Ave., 602-957-7760
DESCRIPTION: Center for creative endeavor since 1949
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: What do a harmonica, art from 6 diverse artists, and a hula-hoop dance group have in common? Come to our Closing Reception on the 19th and you’ll find out. Sure to be a blast!! Featuring artists: Gloria Cuadraz, David Higgins, Kristine Kollasch, Pat Mitchell, Jeanne Smith, & Laurie Provost

 

 

Five15 GalleryFive15
1515 E. Roosevelt, 602-750-3845
DESCRIPTION: Five15 Arts is a collective, artist-run, contemporary art space committed to providing support and an exhibition venue for serious, professionally minded Arizona artists.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: “Immersed and Illuminated” Artists Reception is Friday September 19th from 6pm – 10pm.  In “Immersed and Illuminated”, Marlys Kubicek and Wendy Willis have combined forces to present creatures from below the ocean’s surface and in the margins of illuminated manuscripts.  Mythical, magical or just mad, Marlys’ creatures are created from collagraph plates and tweaked to light their way out of the Dark Ages.  Wild, watery and wonder evoke the creatures Wendy weaves in her continuing connection to those who swim, here via monosilkscreen and collagraph. Five15 Arts Gallery is open First and Third Fridays from 6pm to 10pm Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm.

Gallery Marsiglia-Art in JewelryGallery Marsiglia
1018 NW Grand Avenue, 602-573-3933
DESCRIPTION: Showcasing UNIQUE jewelry designs in Sterling Silver & copper w/ cabachons, faceted gems, Art Glass & eclectic ensembles with fashion hats & hair accessories.  Offering jewelry classes.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Fall Brings Creativity! Gallery Marsiglia is showcasing Keum Boo, an ancient Japanese technique using 24k gold. Gingko leaves in gold are delicately applied to sterling silver creating a unique look.  A “go with everything” style for this seasons fashion and great conversation.  Falls fashion trends this year are big, bigger, biggest, bold, colorful, textures, layers, and mix and match.  If you like it wear it. Create the individual you.  Be dramatic, bold and daring. Gallery Marsiglia has one-of-a-kind jewelry in an array of styles, diverse, not to be compared to any other. Expect the unexpected.

Gallery: SUHU
335 E McKinley st, 602-741-5880
DESCRIPTION: A colorful little art gallery in a funky old building in Downtown Phoenix, gallery:SUHU is a small space with BIG IDEAS. We believe that Art is for everyone— present and future collectors.

Goings Galleria
722 N 4th st, 602-810-8071
DESCRIPTION: Goings Galleria presents cultural content in many kinds of traditional and cutting-edge media.

Grant St. Studios
605 E Grant St., 262-305-7385
DESCRIPTION: ASU MFA Student Studios and Step Gallery

greenHAUS gallery + boutique
222 East Roosevelt Street, 602-257-HAUS
DESCRIPTION: Find a way to make beauty necessary + find a way to make necessity beautiful. Infuse your life with art, vintage treasures and custom furnishings.

Hot Box Gallery
408 E. Roosevelt, 602-772-0083
DESCRIPTION: The Hot Box Gallery is a refurbished shipping container intended to bring vibrancy to empty spaces and provide artists the opportunity to display their work.

Icehouse
429 W Jackson St., 602-257-8929
DESCRIPTION: A historic building transformed into one of the most happening cultural centers in Phoenix. Focusing on avant-garde art with a social twist

Irish Cultural Center
1106 North Central Avenue, 602-258-0109
DESCRIPTION: A little bit of Ireland in the Valley of the Sun.  Classes in Music, Dance & Language, McClelland Library, Celtic Cultural Events, Ceili Dances, Private Rentals.

Lotus Contemporary Art
511 E. Roosevelt, 02-525-0643
DESCRIPTION: Lotus Contemporary Art will be open on July 4th for First Friday with an artist reception from 6 – 10pm. Join us!
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Lotus Contemporary Art Summer Studio Show will be open for Third Friday Artwalk in downtown Phoenix. Artist reception 6-10pm.

 

Modified ArtsModified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St. 480-326-6551
DESCRIPTION: Modified Arts is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to showcasing local, regional, national, and international artists in all media.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Mixed-media artist Christine Cassano presents a site-specific installation, alongside a series of smaller works examining “a pull-apart visualization of the rules and relationships that govern our internal worlds, our external environments, and their intersection.” Rhode Island transplant Sean Thomas makes his Phoenix debut with a series of multi-layered paintings depicting the integration of the manmade into the natural environment.

Oasis on Grand
1501 NW Grand Avenue, 602-358-8185
DESCRIPTION: An eclectic artist live/work community in the heart of the Grand Avenue Arts District. Providing historic commercial/residential downtown living at an affordable price.

Obliq Art
455 N. 3rd Street Suite 1200, 602-369-3698
DESCRIPTION: Obliq is a contemporary urban “pop up” gallery, located in downtown Phoenix at the Arizona Center. Open First Friday, Third Fridays and private showings.

Olney Gallery at Trinity CathedralOlney Gallery
100 W. Roosevelt St (NW corner Central & Roosevelt), 623-826-9912
DESCRIPTION: The Olney Gallery is a beautiful art space that is adjacent to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, which includes a labyrinth and sculpture garden.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: .Bright colors and happy images that will put a smile on your face are intrinsic to this exhibit of artwork by Manny Burruel and Jeremy Yocum. Both artists are painters and printmakers.  This exhibit includes large Monoscreen prints. Jeremy’s passions for animation, humor, and pop culture influence his art. Manny’s artwork is often autobiographical. Happy memories from childhood or a recent hike inspire his artwork. MONOSCREEN PRINTS: Richly colored inks are painted directly on a silkscreen. These hand pulled prints are one of a kind, large format, fine art prints on archival paper.

Practical Art
5070 N Central Ave, 602-264-1414
DESCRIPTION:  Practical Art is a friendly retail and gallery space featuring 100% locally-made wares in wood, fiber, ceramic, glass, metal, and up-cycled materials. All of our work is produced by Arizona artisans—we have over 100 of them producing work for you.  We carry art that is useful in some way—everything from kitchen tools to home and office items, soap, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and more.

R. Pela Contemporary ArtRPela
335 W. McDowell Rd., 602-320-8445
DESCRIPTION: Contemporary art by well-known and emerging local artists.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Evidence of Life: New Paintings by Jason Hugger with Sculpture by Brad Konick and Thad Trubakoff. Jason Hugger’s new series of paintings depict dreamlike structures set against realistic desertscapes. Brad Konick’s carefully crafted sculptural pieces are cut from steel stock and reformed into new configurations to create a whole. And Thad Trubakoff works primarily in wood, creating interactive sculptures that recall other objects.

Roopho Studio
610 E Roosevelt Street, #140, 602-820-0065
DESCRIPTION: Roopho Studio will be hosting these artists.  Megan Jonas, drawings and paintings. Elizabeth Gerstner, glass, ceramics and metal. Tricky Burns, photography. Diana Moulds, ceramics.

Rosson House Museum – Heritage Square
113 N 6th Street, 602-261-8063
DESCRIPTION: Surround yourself with the art of a bygone era on a tour through the fully-restored, 1895 Rosson House Museum

Tabula Rasa Collective/The Studio
www.tabularasacollective.com , 602-373-4505
DESCRIPTION: Exposing our community to the artists that encompass it.

 

The HiveThe Hive
2222 N. 16th Street, 602-254-1641
DESCRIPTION: The Mid Century Modern Hive, sitting right in the middle of Coronado neighborhood has hosted 32 shows specializing in street and local art since 2010.

THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: The Hive Gallery,  in the middle of  fabulous Coronado is excited to announce the second All Greater Coronado Neighborhood Art Show,  featuring visual works by some 18 artists. Sculpture, painting, photography and wearable art are among the represented genres from some of the people who call Coronado home. Adrian Fontes will provide musical entertainment. All ages are welcome, however a special treat is in store for the over 21 crowd as The Central Phoenix Home Brew Club has prepared a special treat for the occasion. This is a free/community event. This work will be on display through October 11.

The Shade Gallery at the monOrchidShade Gallery
214 E Roosevelt St, 602-253-0669
DESCRIPTION: Featuring 14,000 square feet of creative collaborative space, photo/video studios, a coffee shop, and two galleries the monOrchid is a treasure in the revitalization efforts of downtown Phoenix.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Shade Projects proudly presents “Old Stories” the solo exhibition of Lara Plecas in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid. This much anticipated exhibition is Plecas first solo exhibition in over a year debut her exciting new series of work “Old Stories”. Featuring both paper and encaustic work that incorporates old currency, maps, and miscellaneous paper, which have been cut and transformed into intricate quilting patterns. These captivating mixed media work aims to tell stories that have been passed down through the artist’s family over the generations. Through her artwork Plecas says “I explore the connection between human emotion and our environment specifically focusing on the feelings and memories that are connected with these experiences.“ Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse says, “visitors will be drawn to the imagery and patterns found in these stunning mixed media works and captivated by the artist’s stories.”

The Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave, 602-256-6006
DESCRIPTION: The Trunk Space is full of music, experimental theater, performance, storytelling, music, puppets, weird stuff, circus side show acts, fine art, handmade gifts, & espresso drinks, as well as being a meeting place for artists, curious people and weary travelers. Also come use our classic photobooth!

Willo North GalleryWillo North
2811 N. 7th Avenue, 602-448-9041
DESCRIPTION: We are a small contemporary gallery located in central Phoenix that enjoys sharing the work of local artists.  Willo North Gallery is open on first and third Fridays from 6-9 pm.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Join us for Third Friday, September 19th from 6-9pm at Willo North Gallery for the Closing Reception and final public viewing of CALACA’S  “Hecho a Mano”, come and enjoy great art, music, and hors d’oeuvres and refreshments..  CALACA in collaboration with Willo North Gallery invites the public to experience “Hecho a Mano” works of Traditional and Contemporary Art as part of CALACA Community Gallery Initiatives. “Hecho a Mano” presents works of Mexican traditional artists, as well as art from contemporary local artists. Historically, Mexican artesania (folk art) has traditionally been made for utilitarian purposes, as well as for popular art sake. Influenced from a blend of Indigenous and European techniques and designs, artesania gained its greater popularity at the beginning of the 20th century.

 

Art Spaces

{9} The Gallery
1229 Grand Ave 602-258-0959

Aesthetics Interior Design
4747 N. Central Avenue

Central United Methodist Church: Contemporary paintings by Jaswant Khalsa
1875 N. Central Avenue 602-359-2146
DESCRIPTION: Contemporary, figurative paintings by Jaswant Khalsa.  Celebrating the Light that shines through all.  Exhibited by Jaswant Khalsa. Under the portico along Palm Lane.  First Fridays 6-9 pm Sept – May.

The Clarendon Hotel & Spa
401 W. Clarendon Avenue, 602-252-7363
DESCRIPTION: The Clarendon hosts ARTELPHX, presents local artists in The Clarendon Gallery and features The Bolles Gallery: A Historical Reflection Space. September 25th, the world’s largest independent hotel art installation returns to Phoenix! ARTELPHX transforms The Clarendon hotel and Spa into a massive, multi-level art installation for 3 days. Over 20 artists present multi-media, site-specific, and performance works in the hotel’s guest rooms and exteriors. And applications are now being accepted! Local, national, and international artists may apply (no entry fee) until August 22nd, at the ARTELPHX website.

Frontal Lobe Community Space and GalleryFrontal Lobe
1301 Grand Avenue, Suite 2B, 602-391-4016
DESCRIPTION: Located in the historic 1946 Bragg’s Pie Factory building, this temporary venue hosts exhibits and events that focus on art, community, and history.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Consumerism, an exhibit by members of the Eye Lounge Artists Collective in downtown Phoenix, is an exploration of the concept of “consuming”. The exhibit will be on display at the Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery, 1301 Grand Avenue, from September 5th – 22nd. Artist receptions will be held during the Grand Avenue Artwalk and First Friday event September 5th from 6-10pm; Third Friday September 22nd from 6-10pm; and by appointment by calling 602.391.4016.
Is it something reflective of inner desires to be satisfied? Or is it simply a stimulus/response behavior loop? To be a consumer, in the way we know today, came into existence after World War 2 when the military-industrial complex turned its manufacturing might towards the American people – coupled with radio and TV for spreading the doctrine of “keeping up with the Joneses”. Since 9/11,consuming is touted as the best way we can show our patriotic spirit by “buying American”. 
Participating artists include: David L. Bradley, Lee Davis, Paul Elliott, Daniel Funkhouser, Cherie Hutcheson, Shirley Jardine, Chris Maker, Constance McBride, Merkel Mclendon, Abbey Messmer, Ann Morton, Dianne Nowicki, Nicholas Wiesinger and Christina You-Park. (Moral by Lee Davis).

Gallery La Melgosa
1023 NW Grand Ave, 602-687-0313
DESCRIPTION: A space providing an ever changing, eclectic blend of art.music.expression and wonder to all.

Garfield Galleria
316 W. McDowell, 602-349-3049
DESCRIPTION: With 14 independent art spaces all under the same roof this is a stop you won’t want to miss!

Hazel & Violet
1301 NW Grand Ave 6
480-544-2162
DESCRIPTION: A working letterpress studio and paper-oriented art space in downtown Phoenix. Presses up an d running – drop by and make a coaster! Open on First and Third Fridays 6-9.

Hotel Palomar Phoenix | CityScape
Two E. Jefferson Street, 602-253-6633
DESCRIPTION: To enhance Hotel Palomar Phoenix’s “Live Like A Local” program and the hotel’s theme of “Art in Motion”, Hotel Palomar Phoenix feature works of art from local as well as international artist’ s on a rotating basis.

Kooky Crafts
1500 Grand Avenue, 602-391-4016
DESCRIPTION: This one-of-a-kind shop specializes in queer, quirky, fun and fabulous handmade arts and crafts by locals. Also a special selection of vintage craft supplies. Imagine Martha Stewart on acid!
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Kooky Krafts is open now only on First and Third Fridays and by appointment.  Stop in and check out our select offering of wonderful handmade arts and crafts by local artists and a quirky selection of quality vintage craft supplies and vintage items such as dolls, books, instruction sheets, and plastic cake toppers.

Kustumz Hairshop
1028 Grand Ave unit #1, 602-552-4484
DESCRIPTION: Private hair studio and art gallery.

MADE art boutique
922 N. Fifth St @ Roosevelt, 602-256-5233
DESCRIPTION: MADE art boutique specializes in handmade functional items by artists including ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, and clothing.

Missconstrued Boutique & Gallery
912 N. 5th Street, 602.930.6636
DESCRIPTION: Missconstrued Boutique and Gallery is the leader of alternative art culture and fashion. Featuring the work of 50+ local artists, musicians and designers and home to the Hair or Dye salon, pushing the trends with their unique pin up styling and vibrant alternative color techniques!

Muse Gallery Boutique 
1028 NW Grand Avenue, #2 (Orange Bungalow) 602-730-5169
DESCRIPTION: Muse Gallery Boutique is the artistic collective and working studio of Hard Sparkle, Revamped Retro, and Scissored Vixen/Marshmallow Pi. Visiting artists and trunk shows are regularly hosted.   NEW hours, 9/3/14:  Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and special events, 7-10 pm.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION:  Founded in 2005, Las Vegas based designer Yardley December specializes in jewelry and accessories for those who are edgy and not afraid to make a statement.  Yardley December uses a wide variety of materials in her designs including custom laser cut / engraved acrylic and wood, vintage findings, genuine Swarovski crystals, custom epoxy cameos and glass cabochons. Muse Gallery Boutique is pleased to host feature Ms. December as our “Featured Artist of the Month” at our gallery. Her show continues thru the month of September 2014. Event link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1458853414378798/

Phoenix Art Museum 1625 N. Central Ave., 602-257-1222
DESCRIPTION: A vibrant destination for more than 50 years, Phoenix Art Museum presents world class art exhibitions, festivals, live performances, independent art films and educational programs that enlighten, entertain and stimulate.

Phoenix Center for the ArtsPCA-primary
1202 N 3rd Street, 602-254-3100
DESCRIPTION: Phoenix Center for the Arts provides opportunities to participate in the visual and performing arts through quality programming.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: “Arte de Latino: The DUO Show.” This exhibition seeks to explore the constantly changing definition of living as a Latino/Hispanic individual in the America of today. Opening on First Friday, September 5, 2014 from the hours of 6 pm – 9 pm. The show will be up for the entire month of September, by appointment only.

Lux

4402 N. Central Ave., 602-321-2887
DESCRIPTION: 3carpileup @ LUX James Angel, David Dauncey, Randy Slack
Release the Fear @ GRACE CHAPEL
302 W. Monroe St., 602-818-6959
DESCRIPTION: Step back in time into a 1930s historic downtown Chapel and experience inspiration of a brighter tomorrow for Arizona’s Youth = www.release the fear.org
Revival Art CollectiveRevival Art Collective
335 W. McDowell Rd. #1, 602-254-1044
DESCRIPTION: Revival Art Collective is a cooperative enterprise focused on uniting artists and sharing art with the community.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: “Born & raised outside of Detroit, Tommy has made Phoenix his residence for the past 16 years.  While studying business at ASU, Tommy took his first art class and it was there that he was inspired by his creative side. Tommy’s work is diverse in range and encompasses a variety of subject matter from boldly colored pop-art to softer earth-toned vintage automobiles to the dark & macabre. His art speaks to the masses and, like Tommy himself, is completely & totally lovable.”
Shade West @ Renaissance Phoenix Downtown HotelShade West
50 E Adams, 602-253-0669
DESCRIPTION: A non profit gallery space enhancing and protecting the arts, while educating the public about art, design, sustainabilty and contemporary culture.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Shade West Gallery at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel is currently featuring a new exhibition “Cornucopia Dreams” the work of local artist Lisa Albinger on view September-November. The Artist Reception for Ms. Albinger will be held on Saturday, September 20th from 5-8pm featuring live painting by the artist!
Studios at Bentley Projects
215 E Grant St (In the Brown Building), 480-231-5209
DESCRIPTION: The Studios at Bentley Projects in the burgeoning, historic Warehouse District, feature six, distinct spaces with talented artists working in a range of media.The
Collective Gallery @ the ArteryCollective Gallery @ The Artery
623 E. Indian School Road, 602-332-1849
DESCRIPTION: Pastels, paintings, photography, woodcuts, collage, jewelry, you will find all of this and more. A variety of styles and subjects equals an exciting place to visit.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: 8 Arizona Artists share the gallery space this month. You will see an interesting variety of artwork. New artists include Walt Wieder and Robert Roselli. Enjoy a visit with easy parking behind the building. (Image: “Woman” 18×14″ mixed media by Robert Roselli)

The Firehouse
1015 N. First street, 602-300-7575
DESCRIPTION: Colorful, rickety, urban, eclectic, bohemian, drafty, rooftop, laughter, firestage, ffnl, comedy on fire, Baddass, phoenix burn, thoughtcrime artspace in love, celebrates 13 years in this god-awful city

The Lab Pop-Up Gallery & 11th Monk3y Industries
1022 W Grand Avenue, 480-399-0492
DESCRIPTION: We are a creative workspace, retail shop and gallery

The NashThe Nash
110 E Roosevelt St, Ste 110, 602-795-0464
DESCRIPTION: The Nash is a vibrant education, performance, and art center. Live jazz performances and juried art shows draw thousands of visitors each month.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: “Autumn Leaves” featuring local artists: features artists Jo Allebach, Di Anne Bayus, Susan Denison, Lucy Dickens, Ruth Ann LeFebvre, Peter Martori, Tiffani Maynor, Clarice McIlvain, Marilyn Miller, Dawn O’Doul (“Multidimensional”), Cindy Sayler, and Shakey Walls. $10/$5 Students with ID. Catrobot Quartet: Holly Pyle – vocals, Shea Marshall – keyboards, Bob Lashier – bass, Emerson Laffey – drums. The arresting purity of Holly Pyle’s voice captures listeners immediately; her most striking quality is her appreciation of, and seamless blending with, her musical environment.

Roosevelt Row A.R.T.S. Market
408 E. Roosevelt, 602-772-0083
DESCRIPTION: The A.R.T.S. Market is a curated fine art, handmade craft, vintage and culinary market during the First Friday Art Walk and Third Friday Gallery Night.

Walter Studios
834 N. 7th Ave, 602-421-1254
DESCRIPTION: An art and event space for exhibits, community gatherings, private parties, and a videography and photography studio.

Warehouse 1005
1005 N. 1st Street, 602-258-1481
DESCRIPTION: An art center that facilitates artists’ creative expression, provides art education to adults, quality art products for sale and enhances the Downtown Phoenix Art Scene.

What should go here Pop-up Park
1005 North 2nd Street, 602-770-5977

Yoga Styles
1023 Grand Ave:  La Melgosa, 602-312-5292
DESCRIPTION: Yoga Styles offers a line of unique, high quality products for the active (and passive) lifestyle.  Many items in our line easily transition from work out to night out.  Fun, funky clothing, jewelry, meditation and yoga props designed and created here in Phoenix!

Urban Southwest
1016 East Camelback Road, 602-686-8000
DESCRIPTION: We specialize in furnishings made from locally harvested recycled materials, with a rustic, modern, industrial, loft look. Products are designed and constructed in our small workshop on-site. Our artist studio gallery provides one of a kind artwork & furnishings.

Retail

6th Street Merchants
902 N. 6th Street, 602-714-5256
DESCRIPTION: 6th Street Merchants located in the heart of the Roosevelt Row Arts District are Annie Boomer Vintage, Cellar Door Vintage, GROWop Boutique, Nostra Style House and Roose Parlour & Spa.

Abloom Salon
1301 grand Ave, 602-258-1141
DESCRIPTION: Tuesday-Saturday this Holistic Place of Beauty is a full service Organic Hair salon revolutionizing the Beauty Industry! Our In house Raw Beauty Bar lets you learn & custom make your own Natural Beauty Products, and or have a relaxing hair/scalp Treatment. Every Sunday we hold $5.00 community Yoga @ 10:00am and 12:00pm.

EDEN Gift and Home Boutique
1026 N 5th Street, 480-788-0283
DESCRIPTION: Homey, rustic chic, neighborhood gift and home boutique featuring art, candles, soap, jewelry, home decor and more. EDEN supports local people who create beautiful things.

Fushicho Daiko DojoFushicho Daiko
925 Grand Avenue (look for the red & white Japanese lanterns), 602-350-0343
DESCRIPTION: Fushicho Daiko strives to share the art form of Japanese Taiko drumming through the concepts of teamwork, cooperation, community, cultural awareness and acceptance. Musical and artistic excellence are developed through education and performance opportunities. Fushicho Daiko Dojo/Studio is celebrating it’s 20th year of providing high quality, high energy performances, workshops and classes throughout Phoenix and the state of Arizona.

nLIGHTn Healing Center
316 W. McDowell Rd. Suite: 104, 602-481-6359
DESCRIPTION: Retail Metaphysics. We offer Natural Healing Alternatives that include, Crystals, Minerals, Reiki, Massage Therapy, Custom Jewelry, Sacred Geometry, Meditation, and much more!

Olive Leaf Tea Company
906 W. Roosevelt rd, 480-232-1152
DESCRIPTION: The Olive Leaf Tea Company is an organic holistic Herbal Tea experience. We exclusively feature Arizona Painters, Illustrators, Musicians, and Organic Food Artisans.

 

Restaurants/Bars

Bliss / ReBar
901 N 4th Street, 602-795-1792
DESCRIPTION: Your neighborhood restaurant & bar serving daily lunch, happy hour, dinner, late night & weekend brunch; best downtown patio; daily drink specials; event space available

Carly’s Bistro
128 East Roosevelt, 602-262-2759
DESCRIPTION: A Casual and Affordable European Style Bistro, serving Southern European & Mediterranean offerings, Specializing in Sandwiches including Panini, Wraps, Gyros, and Grinders.

Cibo
603 N. 5th Ave, 602-441-2697
DESCRIPTION: Set in a restored bungalow, Cibo sets the mood while revitalizing the downtown Roosevelt neighborhood.

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Avenue, 602-716-2222
DESCRIPTION: Crescent Ballroom is a mid-sized venue with live music everyday. We are also a Lounge, open daily with full-bar and food service.

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

320 N. Third Street 602-817-5400
DESCRIPTION: Featuring your favorite American comfort foods with a contemporary twist, showcasing artisan products, herbs from our garden, and sustainably farmed produce from local growers.

FilmBar
815 N. 2nd St., 602-867-2489
DESCRIPTION: Phoenix’s TRUE Indie Cinema Alternative and Beer & Wine Bar

Hard Rock Cafe
3 S. 2nd Street, Suite 117, 602-261-7625
DESCRIPTION: Music Memorabilia.  Dining.  Reverse Happy Hour.  Live Music.

Jobot Coffee & Diner
918 N 5th Street, 602-501-9076
DESCRIPTION: Coffee, Food, Art & Live Entertainment

Phoenix Public Market Cafe
14 e. peirce St, 602-253-2700
DESCRIPTION: Farm Fresh Market Cuisine

Red House Pub/Restaurant
1028 NW Grand Avenue, 602-258-0749
DESCRIPTION: Wine, Beer, Food, Music, Fun, and lots of ART

Short Leash Hotdogs & Sausage
110 E. Roosevelt St., 602-795-2193
DESCRIPTION: We are a Full service Restaunt and Bar featuring a Unique Twist on a Clasic Favorite.

The Lost Leaf
914 N 5th Street, 602-258-0014
DESCRIPTION: A 1920′s bungalow converted into a craft beer and wine bar, art gallery and live music venue.  Never a cover.  Artists never charged a commission.

The Vig Fillmore
606 N 4th ave, 602-254-2242
DESCRIPTION: Classic American, Contemporary Latin, Asian Fusion and More, coupled with fine craft beers, wine and cocktails, The Vig has something for you.

Treehouse Bakery
1348 W. Roosevelt St., 480-560-5233
DESCRIPTION: Vegan sweets and treats

 

Artists/Working Studios

(Studios are not typically open on First and Third Fridays. Please call for an appointment.)
CHill SPace Studio
1818 NW Grand Avenue, 602-435-1345
DESCRIPTION: CHill SPace Studio: Art & Creative studio for Chele Hill, Artist & Owner of CHill Original • Art & Upcycles.  Known for ethereal and emotional expressions. CHill Original Art adorns theater, film, city murals and salvaged items alike. Gallery & Commissions

deise
731 NW Grand 602-796-6883
DESCRIPTION: Crystalline white geometry – fire tied – no weld – powder coated steel = A sculptural series created by Artist Peter Deise to be exhibited at the newly restored Stapley building on Grand ave in phoenix

Diane Silver
15 E. Jackson St. #207, 602-561-9989
DESCRIPTION: Diane Silver is a mixed media artist who uses language as an integral part of her artwork to explore issues of solitude and memory.

freebird studio
2809 North 7th Avenue 602-432-6324
DESCRIPTION: freebird studio is a personal expression of style – free from limitations

G. L. Parsel
538 E. Willeta, 602-254-2192
DESCRIPTION: A working studio brimming with paintings and sculpture

Goat Heart Studio: Bill Dambrova
1301 n Grand Ave #5 (Braggs’ Pie Factory Building), 602-561-3242
DESCRIPTION: Colorful visceral paintings drawings and sculptures that celebrate the miraculous events that take place within our bodies and our minds.

Highway Hotshop
922 North 6th Street (parking lot in the rear and along Roosevelt), 602-320-6071
DESCRIPTION: The Highway Hotshop is a fully functioning mobile glass studio with trained artisans demonstrating and instructing in the art of traditional blow glass.

Hjalmarson Art PotteryHjalmarson Pottery
45 West Lynwood 602-254-1222
DESCRIPTION: Active and creative clay art studio located in the Roosevelt Historic Neighborhood  of central Phoenix. One block south of McDowell and just west of Central.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Halldor Hjalmarson is currently sharing his creations which depict micro landscapes of life in our Sonoran Desert. He draws the eye into his work by showing the dynamic relationships between animal and plant life; and with the use of textures, patterns and color, he adds cohesion to the various elements. As part of the creative process, he sculpts lizards, birds, leaves and cacti… along with many other images. He then casts these sculptures into plaster “press molds” which he uses in making his stoneware creations. He has made a repertoire of several hundred images, and as part of his artistic process, is continually making more. Visitors to his studio will get a glimpse of this process as well as the techniques of composing these elements into low relief clay scenes, and can witness the steps they go through from inception to the final firing.

Hugo’s Art
365 N. 4th Ave, 602-405-4684
DESCRIPTION: Chance to walk into the house of local mural artist and see his art.

Kay Grams
54 W. Edgemont Ave, 480-200-4044
DESCRIPTION: Visit Kay’s home studio to view her Found Object Assemblages.  By Appt.

 

 

 

Linda Ingraham Jackson Street Studios
15 E. Jackson St., 602-821-8272
DESCRIPTION: Mixed Media Photography

Margaret Wright Photography
316 W. McDowell; Studio 200E, 602-828-7861
DESCRIPTION: Digital Art and Photography;Abstract, Botanical, Landscape; Custom sizes & special orders welcome

Matti Baine’s Studio
905 W. Roosevelt
DESCRIPTION: Visit Matti’s studio. See original paintings and prints of old world circus arts. Also see works in progress of ancient maps using walnut pigment.

Metropolitan Arts Institute
1700 N. 7th Ave, 602-258-9500
DESCRIPTION: Metro Arts is a 7-12th grade school centered around the arts.

Michael Marlowe Studio
15 E. Jackson St., 310-871-9630
DESCRIPTION: Working artist studio

Modern Metal Creative @ La Melgosa Gallery
1023 Grand Ave, 480-621-9342
DESCRIPTION: Modern Metal Creative manufactures Fine Art Paintings, steel and bronze sculpture to Modern Steel Furniture

Studio 6 @ the ArteryStudio 6 @ TheArtery
625 E. Indian School Road 602-332-1849
DESCRIPTION: Upstairs in the Artery are 6 studio spaces. Artists welcome visitors to see artwork in process. Park behind the building and join the relaxed conversation.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: The working artists studios upstairs at the Artery make for a fun visit. We are excited to welcome a new artist Walt Wieder. Walt has just moved in and we are excited to see what is on his easel. (Image: Walt Wieder’s easel)

Studio 8 1301
Grand Avenue 602-738-2222
DESCRIPTION: Studio 8 is proud to present ModWed, a refreshing take on wedding imagery! Amazing photogrpahy coupled with fantastic films, this is an event no to miss!

studioBLUE
2926 n. 29th st (in rear behind frontage building) 602-487-1848
DESCRIPTION: The ultimate raw warehouse space occupied by abstract artist Jayme Blue

The Lodge Art Studio
1231 NW Grand Ave., 602-405-7329
DESCRIPTION: Sometimes you don’t know what to do and sometimes you know EXACTLY what to do…visit The Lodge.

Wilson Contemporary Arts
2809 North 7th Avenue, 928-451-1846
DESCRIPTION: A contemporary arts studio focused on project designers and developers.

Yag’s Teeny Fun Shop (inside YAG art studio)
1301 Grand Avenue, #2C, 602-421-0108
DESCRIPTION: YAG Art Studio located in the Braggs Pie Factory Building (work space for artists Denise Yaghmourian and Jeff Bertoncino). This year we are excited about the opening of Yag’s Teeny Fun Shop. The shop will feature fun, fabric and felt handmade items made by Yag and friends. Crafty Kids come by and have some fun!