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 progressive artspace. Nurturing four decades of creative collaborative projects. Transformative arts venue, historic cultural landmark, with inviting garden oasis and stages.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: RITES OF SPRING BALL and final Exotic Art Show viewing. Friday, March 20, 7pm door. $8 adv,alwunhouse.org/spring   $12 door. “Rites of Spring” at Alwun House, is a one night immersive interactive arts experience. Embrace Springs evocative spontaneity; frolic, dance, roving nymphs, satyrs and faeries enticing revelry. Lady Purple’s Satyr piques revelers to move to DJ Scapegoat’s world beat fusion, Rez dance mix. Last viewing of 30th Exotic Art Show’s 50 visual artist’s works. Performers: Michele Ceballos Opendance initiates Spring Rites. SPELL Dancers embrace Persephone, Bedouin Tribe Middle Eastern ritual fire dance. It’s Spring Equinox and a New Moon Solar Eclipse. Dress for Spring or costume. Treats, Cash Bar. 21+

 @Central
1221 N Central Ave, 602-262-4636
DESCRIPTION: Gallery on First Floor of Burton Barr Central Library. Free Parking.

{9} The Gallery
1229 Grand Ave 602-258-0959
DESCRIPTION: Fine Contemporary Art Gallery, Gifts and Cafe

26 Blocks
50 E. Adams Street
DESCRIPTION: 26 Downtown Phoenix City Blocks + 26 Photographers + 26 Writers + 26 Sculptures + 26 Illustrations = An art exhibit unlike any other!

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.

Art Awakenings
1014 N. 2nd Street, 602-340-1675
DESCRIPTION: To promote empowerment and recovery through the power of creative expression with adults and youth who face behavioral health challenges.

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: Shade Projects is proud to present instApache Filtered Rezolution: Social Media Now, the work of Douglas Miles on display in Bokeh Gallery this March 2015. This exhibition showcases Miles Instagram photography, brilliantly capturing his life, artwork, inspirations and politics through a contemporary Apache lens. Miles is making art for and utilizing social media as an immediate platform and medium, which allows him to illustrate what contemporary Indigenous culture is  today dispensing with the formalities and outdated notions of indigenous life. Read Full Press Release:http://www.prlog.org/12423496-instapache-filtered-rezolution-social-media-now.html The Closing Reception will be held Third Friday, March 20 from 6-10pm. instApache Filtered Rezolution: Social Media Now will be on display in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid until March 29.

Burton Barr Central LibraryBurton Barr Library
1221 N Central Ave, 602-262-4636
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: An exhibit of mixed media paintings using textures, foils and acrylics, illustrating the world of plants and animals. Musicians Reid Riddiough and Max Beckman will perform. Foliage and flowers have always been a part of man in very meaningful ways. They have been extensively used for healing people as well as healing the earth itself. There is magic and mystery attached to many plants and gardens have always been a site of gaiety and celebration. Insects, animals and birds are nurtured and flourish alongside plants. We need to realize all these complex interactions and help preserve the variety of life.

 

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: 12 Captured will be the next show at the gallery, Downtown. The call to photographers drew a lot of attention from numerous incredible image-makers from all over the US. The resulting 12 photographers were selected by Mark Klett and promises to be a great exhibition of work. The show, in collaboration with phICA, will be on display from March 6 through 27.

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 Gallery
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.

Drive-Thru Gallery & Studio
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.

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: The exhibition “Stone Soup” is comprised of mostly new images and decorated found objects by Turner G. Davis. The title of the show reflects the diversity of mediums and the underlying themes of existential search for meaning and a yearning and aversion to clarity in the 21st century. In the original story, called “Stone Soup,” a soldier convinces his unlikely hosts to contribute to a n unlikely recipe. It is only through their (in this ccase the viewer) contributions that the result becomes, in fact, nourishing and of import. It is the hope of the artist to create an environment of pictures and objects that comprise the first ingredients of a larger collaboration and investigation.

First Studio Gallery
631 N. 1st Ave., 602-361-7991
DESCRIPTION: Center for creative endeavor since 1949

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: 2015 All Member Exhibition for Art Detour 27. Five15 Artists presents an all member exhibition, including a variety of media from:  Henry Bellavia, Scott Cerasano, Samuel Dahl, Deborah Hodder, Anne Howey-Falvey, Marlys Kubicek, Susan Risi, Mary Shindell, Michelle Terry-Helmick, Joan Thompson, and Wendy Willis. Closing Artist Reception Third Friday March 20th 6pm-10pm.

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: Please join me for “On The Dish,” a networking pot luck and beverage tasting. Bring an appetizer and share the grape at this Happy Hour. Keep it lite! $7 total, including tax, each or combined. Because of such great interest during Art Detour, Gallery Marsiglia will continue to exhibit the unique photos by Chris Leinenwever. His passion for black and white photography captures memories thru his eyes of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, California and Germany. Christ recently passes away at age 52, on his birthday due to a massive stroke. His family wishes to share the beauty he saw during his travels. Chris’ photo are matted and some are framed and will be magnificent additions to our art collection.

 

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

Halt Gallery
408 E Roosevelt Street
DESCRIPTION: The Halt Gallery Shipping Container provides site-specific art exhibitions with unexpected experiences for both artist and viewer.

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 ArtLotus Contemporary Art
511 E. Roosevelt, 602-525-0643

 

 

 

 

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: “Everything’s Not Okay” – Works by Derek Hess, Presented by Perihelion Arts. Please join us as we welcome this legendary artist to Phoenix with his solo exhibition, “Everything’s Not Okay.” Perihelion Arts makes its return to Modified Arts to present the first exhibition of Derek Hess‘s work in Phoenix in five years. Derek Hess’s work has been recognized in both the music and art world for over 20 years. Hess began creating promo flyers for shows in Cleveland, OH. These flyers soon gained the attention of a multitude of bands as well as the Grammy Museum, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Louvre in Paris which he is part of their permanent collections. In addition to countless cd covers and gallery shows all over the world, he has been featured on TLC, MTV, Fuse, VH1, Alternative Press, Newsweek and Juxtapoz to name a few.

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.

Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral
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.

Phoenix Pride LGBT Center Phoenix Pride LGBT Center
801 N. 2nd Avenue, 602-712-0111
DESCRIPTION: Phoenix Pride celebrates and promotes the history, diversity and future prosperity of the metropolitan Phoenix LGBTQ community.

 

 

 

Practical ArtPractical 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.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: “Indispensable dispensables - lessons to still be learned” by Lee Berger. Exhibition March 1st-31st. Lee Berger, creates work that speaks using both imagery and materials.  The materials are not only a means of creating imagery, but also make a statement about health, sanity, purpose, and value in the middle of an industrial world where our systems frack, exploit, and ceaselessly digitize. Lee’s work employs the imagery and debris of his life to express the ways in which our souls and psyches mirror our collective decisions and processes. His work demonstrates our deep bond with our surroundings, and in so doing forces us to ask how our attempts to control nature nourish or diminish us.

R. Pela Contemporary ArtRPela
335 W. McDowell Rd., 602-320-8445
DESCRIPTION: Contemporary art by well-known and emerging local artists.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: “Everything After”: New Art from Cindy Schnackel and Jared Aubel. Cindy Schnackel has spent the last year remaking prints of old masters she found in thrift stores, adding her own twist on well-known works by inserting her own painted figures into works we know and love. In one print by Edward Kirkbride Thomas, titled The Little Girl Who Loved Horses, a giant, sinister toddler waits for an equestrian trio to cross her path. Pop artist Jared Aubel, whose paintings of iconic faces, those of Audrey Hepburn and Jesus, for example are grafted onto contemporary, high-color settings is inspired by childhood nostalgia and the contrast of positive and negative.

The Hive
2222 N. 16th Street, 602-254-1641
DESCRIPTION: The Mid Century Modern Hive, in the middle of Coronado neighborhood has hosted over 40 unique shows specializing in street and local art since 2010.

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 Feminism Today, the highly anticipated group invitational exhibition of prominent female artists working in Arizona on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid. This exhibition examines the many roles we as women play including artist, mother, wife, friend, etc. and how these topics reflect within their work. Feminism is generally defined as the advocating for or supporting the rights and equality of women. For the first time, Shade Projects is showcasing an all female group exhibition offering each artist the opportunity to bring her own views, experiences and insight to what Feminism Today means to them. Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse, says “Visitors will be able to explore generational viewpoints of Feminism through engaging imagery, diverse styles and mediums.” Feminism Today brings together a diverse and vibrant group that includes Kristin Bauer, Christine Cassano, Cherie Buck Hutchinson, Mimi Jardine, Melissa Martinez, Monica Aissa Martinez, Constance McBride, Lara Plecas, Irma Sanchez, Mary Shindell, Beth Ames Swartz, Marilyn Szabo and Denise Yaghmourian. These talented artists have exhibited their artwork throughout the country, are collected around the world and have been featured in numerous publications. Royse goes on to say, “I have selected a diverse collection of artwork fromthese women who have helped to shape the art scene here in the valley.” Full release here: http://www.prlog.org/12423176-explore-feminism-today-this-march-at-the-monorchid.html The Closing Reception will be held Third Friday, March 20th from 6-10pm. Feminism Today will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid until March 29.

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!

TreeoOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
906 N. 6th St
DESCRIPTION: Our Roosevelt Row bungalow serves as an office plus art gallery and event space with new shows being curated monthly with Third Friday opening receptions.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Palette of the Heart – A Solo Exhibition with Artist Jim Covarrubias. ‘Palette of the Heart’ pays homage to Miguel and Rosa Covarrubius (artist Jim Covarrubias’ Great Uncle & Aunt on his Father’s side) as well as Frida Kahlo who was a lifelong friend to the couple. Many of the works are new, and also include several other paintings from Jim’s travels. Jim will be live painting at our hosted opening reception. The exhibit will run through April. Jim’s full bio can be read at: http://www.treeohouse.com/current-art-exhibit.html

Walter Art Gallery
6425 E Thomas Rd, 602-758-0750

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: Willo North Gallery is proud to present “For The Birds”, the solo exhibition of Fred Tieken for March 2015. This exhibition will showcase Tieken’s latest artwork highlighting “Uno” Tieken’s iconic bird that he debuted last year! Fresh off his solo exhibition at the monOrchid, this exhibition will showcase the artist’s love of color, bold lines, wry social commentary and smart symbolism, for interest in mixed media and reflects upon his busy year in 2014. The Closing Reception will be held Third Friday, March 20th from 6-9pm. The evening will include a brief talk from the artist about his work and process, as well as a book signing of his recently self-published book “Selected Works by Fred Tieken” a stunning 96-page, hardbound, full color edition containing brilliant reproductions of 45 of the artist’s most popular Neo-Expressionist works, many of which now reside in private collections. For The Birds will be on display in at Willo North Gallery from March 6th until March 28th, 2014.

 

 

Art Spaces

 

ARTELPHX
401 West Clarendon Avenue, 602-513-2922
DESCRIPTION: ARTELPHX transforms unexpected spaces into site-specific art installations featuring multi-media artwork, video, performance and dance. Showcasing art beyond galleries and museums, ARTELPHX transforms unexpected spaces into site-specific art. Each session brings 20+ artists together to present a 3 day show. The 4th session of ARTELPHX takes place May 14,15,16 2015. Deadline for proposals April 20, 2015. Visit http://artelphx.com for more information and entry forms.

Cherry Bombin Wear
1022 NW Grand Avenue
DESCRIPTION: Studio production & design space : recycling rubber inner tubes as a leather alternative. Ride a bike & live vegetarian; be Green Eco-conscious. Re-create old into new!

The Clarendon Hotel & Spa
401 W. Clarendon Avenue, 602-252-7363
DESCRIPTION: The Clarendon presents the work of local artists, hosts ARTELPHX annually and features The Bolles Gallery: A Historical Reflection Space.

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: The much loved 8th Annual Mutant Pinata Show continues from 6-11pm.  This will be the last chance to see this year’s exhibit filled with queer, quirky, fun and fabulous Mutant Pinatas created by hand by artists, non-artists, children (some as young as 3), art students, and the community-at-large.

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.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Catherine Slye’s  THIS IS HOME.  “Reimagined Phoenix streetscapes are drawn from photographs, incorporated onto paper and fabric with both hand and machine stitching. Recreating the city I adore with my camera, drawings and stitches, I’m crafting Phoenix as my home.” This is the final night for this show – don’t miss it!

Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave, 602-252-8840
DESCRIPTION: Dedicated to the sensitive, accurate portrayal of Native arts and cultures, since 1929 the Heard successfully combines stories of American Indian people with the beauty of art.

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.

Kids In Focus
1221 North Central Avenue, 602-881-8816
DESCRIPTION: Traveling exhibit of powerful images taken by local at-risk youth through the non-profit Kids In Focus. Kids were mentored by professional photographers during the 10-week project.

Lab Coworking Space
818 N. Central Avenue, 602-321-0920
DESCRIPTION: A collaborative coworking space for creators of all kinds. Walking distance from great art, coffee shops & restaurants.

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.

Muse Gallery Boutique Muse Gallery
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. Invited artists include Yardley December, Emily Costello, Jeff Klein, Kammie K., Maria Burns Kemp, Astrid Guri Olafsen, Kaotic Rebel Designs and Monique Sanderson-Mata.  Visiting artists include James Montoya and Adam Barbee.   Open EVERY First Friday starting at 7 pm.  We are open for regular hours, starting @8 pm Thursday -Saturday and special events.  Be sure to follow our page on Facebook for special sales and discounts! www.facebook.com/musegalleryphoenix
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: “Forever Frida,” is a month-long celebration of our muse, Frida Kahlo.  Please join us for our ARTISTS’ RECEPTION, March 20, 7pm, at Muse Gallery. An inspiration to our Muse family, we are particularly fond of her vision, artistic talent, and her passionate attitude. Frida was an artist with iron will and held no reservation in speaking her mind, loving with all of her heart, and an independent spirit that admired the talent in others. For this show, all of our artists, including a special group of invited guests including Emily Costello, Monique Sanderson-Mata and Annalisa Serna, will feature tribute pieces honoring Ms. Kahlo. “Forever Frida” continues thru March 31, 2015. Event link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1558451041075454/

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.

 

 

Revival 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.

Rocco Menaguale Fine Art
316 West McDowell Road, 888-885-1052

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 Projects is proud to present the solo exhibition of local artist Eric Kasper to Shade West Gallery. Shade Projects is proud to represent this talented emerging artist and excited to showcase five recent oil paintings created between 2013 – 2014. Please take a moment to read the full press release: http://www.prlog.org/12411431-solo-exhibition-of-eric-kasper-at-shade-west-gallery.html. The artist  reception will be held on Third Friday, February 20th, from 6 to 9 PM, which promises to be an exciting night with a chance to meet this fascinating artist and further details to be released soon! This solo exhibition will be on display through March 2015. Shade West Gallery is located in the west wing of the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown hotel.

Collective Gallery@The Artery
623 E. Indian School Road, 602-332-1849
DESCRIPTION: Collective group of artists who represent a variety of styles of artwork. Easy parking behind the building makes it a great way to start your evening.

The Lab Pop-Up Gallery & 11th Monk3y IndustriesThe Lab Pop-Up Gallery
1022 W Grand Avenue, 480-495-4466
DESCRIPTION: We are a creative workspace, retail shop and gallery
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: The Lab Pop-Up Gallery on Grand Avenue is featuring local illustrator and painter Matt Lu.  The show, titled ‘Between Two Points,’ will have it’s closing reception on Friday, March 20 at 7pm. A native of Seattle, Wash., Lu is an interdisciplinary illustrator and painter versed in the contemporary traditions of urban and street art. Formally trained as a sculptor at Brandeis University and subsequently as an art educator at Seattle University, Lu currently focuses primarily on precision pen and ink drawings. His subject matters range from traditional Asian-inspired artwork to taxonomic illustrations. Lu’s work can be found largely in private collections within the US and abroad. He currently resides in Phoenix, AZ. Between Two Points’ is his first exhibition in the Southwest. For more of his work you can check out his website at cargocollective.com/mattlu or instagram: @mattlu

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: “I’m Through With Love” showcases works inspired by unrest following the end of a relationship, parting of ways, deep or “icy” emotions, and pathways from or to somewhere.  Featured artists are Paula Cullison, Rebecca Lopatin, Jon Lutter, Tiffani Maynor, Clarice McIlvain, Marilyn Miller, Kathy Rose, Robert Roselli, Harold Smith and Shakey Walls. LIVE MUSIC: Join Shea Marshall–piano, Bob Lashier–bass, and Emerson Laffey–drums for an evening of “mostly original” jazz. Marshall is well known for his uniquely universal approach to sound. Cost: $15, $8

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

 

 

Retail

Antique Sugar Vintage Clothing
801 N. 2nd Street, 602-277-5765
DESCRIPTION: Antique Sugar houses an astonishing, ever-revolving collection of men’s and women’s vintage clothing from the 1920′s-1980′s.

Fushicho Daiko DojoFushicho Daiko
925 Grand Avenue (look for the red & white Japanese lanterns), 602-350-0343
DESCRIPTION: Dynamic, exciting, energizing Taiko drums by Fushicho Daiko Dojo (Phoenix Taiko Studio). Japanese Taiko drumming uses teamwork, cooperation, community, cultural awareness and acceptance to create musical and artistic excellence.  Fushicho Daiko Dojo is celebrating over 20 years of providing high quality performances and classes throughout Phoenix.

Keep Screaming Skate ShopKeep Screaming Skate Shop
323 W McDowell Road, 602-258-6666
DESCRIPTION: Come check out our selection of skate goods and clothing inspired by local artists.

Melrose Pharmacy
706 W. Montecito Avenue, 602-277-4714
DESCRIPTION: Independent retail pharmacy specializing in personalized, expedient service, compounding, pain management, state-of-the-art packaging to simplify complicated medication regimens

Poppy Stitch Boutique
480-399-9790
DESCRIPTION: Online women’s boutique featuring boho with an edge looks. Poppy Stitch is all about providing women with effortless clothing, shoes, and accessories.

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.  Yoga and meditation supplies, unique clothing, spiritual jewelry and much more!  Most made in our studio! We are a working design/production studio, so please call or text for hours as they change often. An eclectic collection of products to help your spirit shine!

 

 

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

The Breadfruit & Rum Bar
108 E Pierce Street, 602-267-1266
DESCRIPTION: Award winning modern Jamaican cuisine in an elegantly casual and tropical setting. Offering expertly prepared jet-fresh seafood, daring new rum cocktails, and a finely curated collection of over 150 premium rums and fine cigars. Come enjoy the highest integrity in gastronomy with a perfectionist approach to crafting delicious treats.

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.

FEZ
105 W Portland Street, 602-287-8700
DESCRIPTION: A Phoenix. Original. Favorite. Recently relocated closer to the Downtown Arts District on corner of Central Ave. & Portland St. Hip, contemporary atmosphere with American fare with a Moroccan flare plus fresh signature drinks. Daily drink & food specials.

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

Grand Avenue Pizza Company
1031 Grand Avenue, 602-253-6107
DESCRIPTION: “Your neighborhood slice shop!” Pies, slices, calzones and salads. Late night delivery!

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

ICON Lounge
50 E. Adams Street
DESCRIPTION: ICON Lounge in downtown Phoenix is the place to be and be seen. Specializing in hand-crafted martinis, mixed drinks, and good times!

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

Paz Taqueria y Cantina
1011 3rd street, 602-368-2487
DESCRIPTION: Modern Taqueria with a local focus, we bring small batch cooking with our Momma’s Recipe’s and some fresh twist, Historic corner of roosevelt row, dog friendly.

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

Pizza People Pub
1326 N Central Avenue, 602-795-7954
DESCRIPTION: We are a local owned restaurant providing affordable, fresh quality food. We have a casual, classy ambiance and feature many walls of local art for sale! Craft beer, liquor, wine.

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.

Squid Ink Sushi at CityScape
2 E. Jefferson St. #108, 602-258-0510
DESCRIPTION: We are a art forward restaurant/bar venue that currently rotates different artists monthly and offers live music weekly

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

ThirdSpaceThirdSpace
DESCRIPTION: ThirdSpace is fast becoming the hub of the Lower Grand Avenue Arts District – offering a full menu, beer and wine, Grind House Coffee and lots of LIVE MUSIC!

 

 

 

Artists/Working Studios

(Studios are not typically open on First and Third Fridays. Please call for an appointment.)

Arizona Mosaico
1023 Grand Avenue
DESCRIPTION: Fine art mosaic studio and gallery. Working studio of Tammi Lynch-Forrest.

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

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

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.

Julie Parisi Art
1005 N 1st Street, 602-258-1481
DESCRIPTION: Parisi works organically using vibrant color, texture & recycled materials in her abstract paintings & mixed media assemblages that can be seen at Warehouse 1005 Gallery.

K Brambilla StudiosK Brambilla Studio
1501 Grand Avenue #103, 480-747-4696
DESCRIPTION: Paint play, local photography, thought provoking installations, and original music. You will want to stop by and see us. Art rocks! Regular hours: Tuesday-Friday Noon-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Abstract landscapes and works in progress by K Brambilla.  Original music by Freedom C.

 

Klein Photographic
602-318-1072

Modfire
1213 W. Pierce Street, 855-MODFIRE
DESCRIPTION: Modfire is an award winning Fireplace Company in downtown Phoenix. We handcraft our captivating, modern designs, in our beautiful studio-showroom just off Grand Ave.

Studio 6 @ the ArteryStudio 6 @ TheArtery
625 E. Indian School Road 602-332-1849
DESCRIPTION:  The Artery is a destination art space located at away from crowded Roosevelt Row. We cater to the serious art enthusiast. On our second floor are open art studios where you may meet the artists and see them in action. There is ample parking behind the building.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Visitors are welcome to the artists’ studios upstairs in the Artery Building.  The studios will be open Friday evening and Saturdayand Sunday from 11 to 5. Come and see the artists working. Laura Cohen Hogan works from the live model to create her line drawings on tissue paper. These drawings are then cut apart and incorporated in collages.  The resulting layers of the figures make interesting compositions. Image: Desert by Laura Cohen Hogan 11x 14″ tissue paper collage with pen and ink.

Studio Beals
2030 N. 17th Avenue

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.

Voight’s Visions PhotoVoight's Visions Photo
Garfield Galleria, 316 W Mc Dowell Road # 101, 602-206-6674
DESCRIPTION: Unique polaroid film photography & more. Moment’s don’t last photos do.  I specialize in making one of a kind images with both film & digital formats.
THIRD FRIDAY EXHIBITION: This month I will be demonstrating my Polaroid Transfer Process. It is a film photography process which uses a daylight lab in my studio where the image is printed before you & transferred onto watercolor paper in a water bath, no chemicals.  It is a one of kind experience & a demonstration you don’t want to miss.  Since 2008 this film has not been produced so not many people can still make these or have the opportunity to see the process. Art of the month:  The Cactus League Collection.  Spring Training baseball in AZ is a classic.  See the entire collection of 2014 stadiums plus a work in progress on the new A’s  Hohokam Park as well as classic parks of Tucson.  Something every baseball fan or those close to one should see.

YAG art studioYAG Art Studio
1301 Grand Avenue, #2C, 602-421-0108
DESCRIPTION: Exhibiting works of Denise Yaghmourian, Sarah Kriehn, and Jeff Bertoncino. Featured work includes original contemporary mono prints, mixed media sculpture, and painting. www.deniseyaghmourian.com

Your Art Party
7327 w Cavalier Drive, 623-329-7935
DESCRIPTION: Dedicated to helping people find there own inner artist. Also the primary studio of Mandie Beck. 

 

Artists/Working Studios (Outside Downtown)

(Studios are not typically open on First and Third Fridays. Please call for an appointment.)

BD Designs, LLC
13365 N 94th Place, 480-229-7350
DESCRIPTION: My studio is sanctuary where I create and design new products daily.

Constance McBride Fine Art
26225 N. 7th Avenue, 623-516-7938
DESCRIPTION: Artist Studio in North Phoenix. Visitors welcome by appointment.

Home Studio
6821 N. 45th Ave, APT 1, 909 494 0716
DESCRIPTION: minutes Angus Bruce Usher, From California work in Beverly Hills in early 2000 With (5) different as an Apprentice Blaze,Tom Donovan,Shandon,Michael Bower, my work is abstract and Ambergram . My Theme is Faces Of Rain Clouds…… s

Joan Waters Studio
2141 E. Cedar St, #1, 602-565-1358
DESCRIPTION: Fine art studio and gallery featuring welded steel sculpture, painting, and ceramic mixed media work. Please call for appointment and times.

Peace Dog
721 North Central Avenue, 303-718-1600
DESCRIPTION: Hand-crafted collars and leads for your pets.

Space Boy Robot
16th St/Osborn Rd, Currently not open to the public
DESCRIPTION: Handmade one of a kind roboddities and other Sci-Fi art!

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.