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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: The popular Lighthouse 7 exhibit opens on First Friday, Dec 5. The historic Alwun House provides an inclusive urban hipsteresque social setting, with a stunning display of over 30 artists works in multiple mediums; all glowing, flickering, illuminated. ASU Neon Art Club exhibits and demonstrates neon tube bending at opening. The bright hot Haymarket Squares, opens the packed house illuminated art show, with a ‘hyperbolic ambient experience of Music, Dance Riot, and Art. A surprising eclectic mosh-pit hoedown. Many come with festive illuminated attire, with prizes for “most creative.” Light Refreshments, and Cash Bar, 21 +. Opening Benefit Tickets, $10 advance, alwunhouse.org   $15 day of show.

 

{9} The Gallery{9} The Gallery
1229 Grand Ave 602-258-0959
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Join us for a night of art, community and color. Artist Lauren Lee will be opening her second solo show at {9} this upcoming first Friday, December 5th. Her first show at {9} “Sisters of the Moon” sold out less than twenty four hours after opening to the public. This show, “Dreams”, features large scale, whimsical and colorful landscapes, bird totems as well as hand pulled ink block prints.

 

180 Degree Auto Gallery180 Degree Auto
545 W Mariposa
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Sarah Kriehn Art at 180 Degree Auto Art Gallery! Solo exhibition of original monoprints by  Sarah Kriehn.

 

 

 

1SpotGallery1Spot Gallery
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.
FRIST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: 1Spot Gallery presents: “NOT YET RATED 2″ Movie Poster Show! 2nd annual exhibit featuring original Indigenous versions of iconic movie posters. Featuring posters by: Jeremy Eyerock Arviso, Damon Begay, Shonie De La Rosa, Damian Jim, La Muñeca, Nicholas Murray, Marlena Robbins, Jerrel Singer, Jared Oxdx Yazzie. Opening First Friday, NOV 7 – 6-10 PM.

 

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Who knew this could come from algorithms?! Digital artist Jeff Davis creates abstract work using algorithmic processes. He is currently developing a new body of work titled “Location Series” for a solo exhibition this December in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid. The work consists of algorithmically generated abstractions that suggest architectural references. The resulting images appear to be abstractions of actual locations, but are simply the imaginary output of a computer program.To fund the production of Location Series, Davis launched a fundraising campaign on the microphilanthropy site Hatchfund. Within two weeks of launching his project, Davis met his minimum fundraising goal of $4000. Location Series will be on display in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid from December 5th until December 28th, 2014. The opening reception will be held on First Friday, December 5th from 6-10pm with the artist in attendance.

 

Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N Central Ave, 602-262-4636

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: December brings “Faces: An Observation” the captivating solo exhibition of Stephen Gittins, photographer, owner and curator of Capture12. “Faces: An Observation” focuses on the face and its ability to tell many stories. This collection of portraits examines the judgment we place on people we might never have met. The removal of color enables us to concentrate on facial expressions rather than be distracted by jewelry, clothing, and other items. Through direct and simple imagery Stephens work allows his viewers to see the individual. We should ask questions about these subjects like “What stories do these faces tell you? What emotions do they convey? What cultural differences have they experienced?, etc. The Artist Reception will be held on First Friday, December 5 from 6-10pm with the opportunity to meet the talented Stephen Gittins. If you are unable to attend First Friday, be sure to stop by on Third Friday, December 19. This exhibition will be on display from December 5 through January 2.

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: In the East Gallery, we’re featuring Midflight, a solo exhibition by Christina You-sun Park. The exhibit includes a series of sculptures and a walkthrough installation that explores the effect that flight has had on society and language. Park’s artwork is about how language is a vehicle for communication and how today’s rapid global movement of culture through airline travel has change language itself. No longer are languages and sounds tied to specific countries. The effect of this convergence is the creation of alternative language structurres used by multilingual immigrant families and communities. Park’s childhood as a first generation Korean American is the inspiration behind her work.

In the Project Room, we have Kintsukouri, a collaboration featuring Turner G. Davis. This Eye lounge artist will be presenting artwork created during the collaboration with writer Holly Hendin for her new book “Kintsukouri.” The images and poems explore notions of desire, loss, memory, the breaking apart, and the reforming of the self in the face of change and passage of time. Viewers will be able to pre-order copies of “Kintsukouri” to be published soon.

 

First Studio GalleryFirst Studios
631 N. 1st Ave., 602-361-7991
DESCRIPTION: Center for creative endeavor since 1949
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: For good and ill, our society gathers around the television like earlier generations gathered around the hearth, and our experience of the world is highly influenced by the filtered and stylized messages and images it broadcasts. In December and January, a group of artists present their visions of life lived in the glare of TV. “I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with First Studio on a thematic show that ties into both their history and the contributions they make to Phoenix’s current cultural scene,” explains show curator, Richard Bledsoe. Participating Artists: Leslie Edeline Barton, Michele Bledsoe, Richard Bledsoe, Frances Byrd, Stephanie Carrico, Tane Clark, Mike Doherty, Jeff Falk, Heather Smith Gearns, Geoff Gildner, Steve Gompf, Dain Quentin Gore, John Herman, Kristine Kollasch, Jim McCarty, Joe Montano III, Nick Rascona, Virginia Ross, Trish Justrish, Sherry Weiss, Shelley Whiting, and more! The exhibit has an appropriate venue in Phoenix’s historic First Studio, which was once the city’s original television station, and now is a venue for creative businesses. In addition, the opening reception will include a tribute to some of Studio’s legendary and beloved performers, Wallace and Ladmo.

 

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Five15 Arts presents Deborah Hodder’s “Entanglement,” Opening First Friday, December 5th, 6pm -10pm. Artist Reception Third Friday, December 19th, 6-10pm.

 

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Gallery Marsiglia is showcasing new big & bold jewelry design for Fall. Fall’s fashion trends this year are big, bold, colorful textures, layers, and mix & 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, 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. StudiosStep Gallery
605 E Grant St., 262-305-7385
DESCRIPTION: ASU MFA Student Studios and Step Gallery
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: In the Step Gallery, we present Joseph Shetler’s “Defining Ethos.” The presence and value of simplicity in Joseph Shetler’s upbringing has greatly inspired his practice, both conceptually and aesthetically. Raised in a Mennonite family, the idea of simplicity pervades all aspects of life, from the modest architecture of churches to their cookbooks, which are titled More With Less and Simply in Season. One of the theological questions they ask themselves is, “How can we be in the world, but not of the world?” Mennonite families typically live humbly; homes are not embellished with art, excess, or worldly items, but are of rather modest design, in which form follows function. One of the ways to live simply is to not place too much emphasis on the endless pursuit of worldly success, popular culture, and social media. Defining Ethos is work that reflects these values; it’s a rejection of the things that complicate our lives.

greenHAUS gallery + boutiquegreenHAUS
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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Join us for Aileen Frick’s “Lightness of Being”, a new body of work in her stunning collage and painting style inspired by the hummingbird. The hummingbird spirit animal symbolizes the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. Those who have the hummingbird as a totem are invited to enjoy the sweetness of life and express love more fully in their daily endeavours. Aileen Frick’s new body of work seeks to explore the magical connections we have with these playful, fearless creatures.

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
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: The month of December Lotus Contemporary Art is featuring new artist, Larry Erickson. Larry has only been painting for the past couple of years. He’s been displaying his art at local coffee houses and had work in his first group show at the Herberger Theater for the past six weeks. Come by Lotus on First Friday to see Larry Erickson’s first solo show in a gallery. Artist reception 6-10pm.  Thank you for supporting the arts and artists in Phoenix. 

 

 

Modified Arts
Modified 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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Sarah Hurwitz “An Elephant Never Forgets” + John Babbitt “Recycled Ideas & Behaviors” John Babbitt, represented by Art One Gallery in Scottsdale, presents a new body of paintings, melding outsider and primitivist influences with complex studies of identity and social construction. Sarah Hurwitz presents “An Elephant Never Forgets,” an installation-based work featuring the cartoonish, yet surprisingly weighty works detailing the personification of memory and forgetfulness in the guise of an elephant. John Babbitt will be donating all proceeds from his art sales during this month’s show to One-N-Ten, a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and assisting LGBTQ youth by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices.

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 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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: In conjunction with World AIDS Day 2014, the Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral will be displaying an art exhibit to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS. This exhibit will include four 12’ x 12’ sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt,  as well as  artwork by over 30 Arizona artists. One of kind Christmas ornaments by the artists will be on sale with 100% of ornament sales going to the Joshua Tree Feeding Program & Aunt Rita’s Foundation (two local AIDS charities)

 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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: 33⅓! Altered Album Cover Art. This juried exhibit features artwork selected by a blue ribbon panel of judges including award-winning visual art critics, local artists, and obsessive record collectors. The work pays homage to manipulated album cover art—iconic LP sleeves, well-known bands, and obscure gems, from Bob Allen, Louis Clemente, Scarlett Decker, Jeff Falk, Todd Daniel Grossman, Matt Hinrichs, Jerry Jacobson, Kimber Jones, Hank Keneally, Ann Osgood, Roberta Smith, Lisa Sutton, Hannah Irene Walsh, and Randy Zucker. It’s an exhibit for anyone who’s ever defaced a Donny Osmond LP cover or wanted to augment a favorite record jacket.

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: The Hive presents The I of the Storm and the Process of Peace by Katharine Leigh Simpson. Life is energy and energy is waves. Through installed work and paintings, Katherine invites you to walk through and experience ebb, flow and balance in “The I of the Storm and the Process of Peace,  a journey through the wave.  Through the use of simple materials such as paper and string , the artist attempts to capture wave energy and translate it into tangible expression in her tapestries.

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: We are happy to announce that Shade Projects & the monOrchid have partnered with Phoenix Art Museum to bring the landmark exhibition Focus Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope to the monOrchid! This is the very first time the Phoenix Art Museum has partnered with a local gallery and we are honored that they have chosen to do so with Shade Projects & the monOrchid! This incredible mail art exhibition is unique and captivating! Please join us at the monOrchid for the opening reception on First Friday.

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!

Treeo
906 N. 6th St
DESCRIPTION: The new home of Champion PR+Consulting, Harder Development & FenSource will curate Third Friday openings every month.

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Please join us at Willo North Gallery for the Opening Reception First Friday, December 5th from 6-9pm with the return of CALACA and their group exhibition “Print & Ink: Expressing Through Images”. RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/827102090680855/?pnref=story  The Closing Reception will take place on Third Friday, December 19th from 6pm until 9pm, where you can meet the artist, enjoy great local art, music, and assortment of appetizers and refreshments.. Don’t miss this one of a kind exhibition, which will be on display untilDecember 26th. For a private viewing please contact our  Curator, Nicole Royse by email: nicoleroyse@gmail.com or phone: (602) 810-3449.

 

Art Spaces

 

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 & SpaClarendon Hotel
401 W. Clarendon Avenue, 602-252-7363
DESCRIPTION: The Clarendon presents the work of local artists and features The Bolles Gallery: A Historical Reflection Space. Currently on view: Bill Dambrova’s Ichi No Tachi.

 

 

 

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Come celebrate the hidden glamour and current renaissance of Phoenix’s most misunderstood street at the exhibit, “The Lone Diagonal in A Grid Town: What’s Grand about Grand Avenue.” The show opens at the Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery, 1301 Grand Avenue, during the Grand Avenue Artwalk and First Friday event, December 5 from 6 -10 p.m.  The exhibit is free and the public is welcome to attend. The exhibit will also be open for the artwalks on Friday, December 19th andJanuary 2nd, from 6 – 10pm. Curated by local historian Douglas Towne, the exhibit features vintage images, maps, ephemera, and art that reveal the vitality of Historic Grand Avenue as a major commercial, industrial, and residential thoroughfare and the highway linking Phoenix to Los Angeles from the 1920s through the 1970s.

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.

 

 

 

Heard MuseumHeard 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.

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!
FIRST 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.

 

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.

 

 

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: This month, RAC is showcasing collaborative works by Travis Bedel featuring Madeline Alexandra Browning and photography by Minkmade. While each exude a unique perspective individually, together their work is monumental.  Travis Bedel (aka Bedelgeuse) currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona and has thoroughly studied audio engineering and sound design, but has received no formal visual arts training.   His work as Bedelgeuse includes cut paper collage, digital collage, and mixed media sculptural collage all based around the human anatomy.

Shade West @ Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
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.

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.

Collective Gallery@The ArteryThe Gallery @ TheArtery
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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Cherise Briggs continues her exploration of the woman’s view of her body image and sexuality  through photographs and interviews. This is one of the engaging exhibits that you will find at the Artery this month. Image: “Her Side” photo by Cherise Briggs.

 

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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Free admission! Art exhibit: “Giant Steps” features artists DiAnne Bayus, Paula Cullison, Bob Estrin, Julie Frye, Jon Lutter, Clarice McIlvain (“Becoming” shown here), Marilyn Miller, Johanna Nelson, Marina Rynning, Harold Smith, Amanda Szopinski, Kristy Thomas, and Carolyn Tolliver. Live music: 7:30-10:30 pm with ZAZU, featuring Mike Fowler-solo guitar, Jeff Quamo-clarinet, Ryan Vance-rhythm guitar, Steve Douglas-bass, carrying on the tradition of Django Reinhart. Sorry – NO BYOB on First Fridays.

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 StylesYogaStyles
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: 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.

 

Lawless Denim & Co.
15 E Jackson St, 602-753-3940
DESCRIPTION: We have acquired the largest collection of World War II era denim sewing machines and X-3 vintage draper looms in the southwest. From our vintage 1920’s warehouse in downtown Phoenix, our craftspeople create American made selvedge denim and leather garments by hand. With a passion for creating garments of exceptional quality and enduring style, Lawless Denim & Co. opened its doors in October 2013, offering custom-made selvedge denim jeans. As Arizona’s first denim manufacturer, we are proud to be able to say that we offer American made goods, produced right here in Phoenix. We handcraft premium Cone Mills and Japanese Selvedge Denim Jeans at $79.00 a pair. Our denim. Your style.

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

Gallo Blanco Bar & Grill
401 W Clarendon Ave (Within the Clarendon Hotel)

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.
FIRST 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 
3509 E Coronado Rd
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:  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.
FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION: Welcome Darlene Ritter to Studio6! Darlene Ritter is a new artist to the Studio6 group. Her work currently is focused on square abstract paintings that work together in a series of four. The work is bold and colorful. Come meet Darlene and the other artists.  Image: Series of acrylic paintings by Darlene Ritter.

 

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!