During Alwun House’s 2014–2015 season, our center will double in size, providing more expansive programming. Over four decades, Alwun’s iconoclastic center presents fine art exhibits, with cutting edge performances, virtually the widest diversity of shows, mediums, styles and content in the Valley.
For years our visitors have wondered where to park. The solution? Alwun House Foundation acquired 3 adjacent vacant lots for parking, adding other uses. As envisioned, our “Green Art Park” project in development, provides a unique multipurpose community gathering place; Sonoran inspired shade, art filled community garden, social space, and parking.
Growing Alwun House, provides audiences an inclusive living arts center, where passionate visual and performance artists provoke the inner creative curiosity in us all. Alwun’s unique multicultural and multigenerational programs promotes appreciation of “inclusive diversity,” in local and world cultures.
September 5 – 26
Photoreal to Surreal Fantasy
Sarah Clemens, Baron Dixon, Mike Rider, Eric Simmons, Tom Stephenson
Having honed their painting skills in photorealism. Curator Dana Johnson, invited artists to show their stylistic and subject range, from realism into surrealistic fantasy; a mix seldom seen together.
September 5, First Friday
First Friday Artists Reception, 7–10pm.
“The Alchemy of Peace:” Daniel Hirtz (Percussionist), Dashmesh Khalsa (Didgeridoo, synth–keyboard), Adran Lobo Miramontes (dance), and friends. Join in a journey of electronic acoustic exploration of the many expressions of peace through groove, poetry, sound and dance in preparation for the United Nations International Day of Peace, Sept 21. Refreshments. Open donation for musicians.
Second Saturday, September 13
Deemed “too dangerous” for Coney Island, the Mystic Circus rolled into town and set up a monthly neo–circus performance series at Alwun House. Host, and natural born freak Rush Hicks and troupe, perform dangerous stunts, lusty burlesque, death-defying acts, delighting the audience by tying it all together with a twisted, off kilter story.
Doors open 8:30pm – Show starts 9:30 PROMPT!
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 door
Advance tickets highly recommended. Limited seating is a reality.
Third Friday, September 19
Robby Roberson Quartet
7pm door, 8pm show, $5
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October 3 – 31
exhibit invites slightly (or extremely) demented creative works of menacing dark underworld fantasies, monsters of domination and greed or the satirical, throughout October.
Alwun’s 2-story overgrown spider-infested haunted House, provides the perfect noir setting, as guests enter under an 18’ Black Widow spider whose webs ensnare unsuspecting prey. Exhibit area extends from front of house to gallery into the gardens. Dark, twisted blood-curdling creations scream for attention. Artists interested in exhibiting, click here for registration info.
15th Monsters Menagerie group exhibit features unworldly, noir fantasies, blood-curdling creations screaming for attention, sardonic to sacred and profane, with works in a variety of media. Meet the artists, entertainment and refreshments.
Second Saturday, October 11
Third Friday, October 17
Three Legged Dog
7pm door, 8pm show, $5
Three Legged Dog takes to the stage with anywhere from sixteen to twenty instruments including multiple…..
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Oct 18, Saturday
A unique presentation of reader’s theatre as costumed actors read the classic tales of Edgar Allan Poe while also showcasing the rare oddities and historical trivia of the Poe era. More Information TBA.
Oct 31, Halloween Friday
Featuring The Mod Zombies and The Sinisters, for a “zombie apocalypse so infectious you’ll want to eat your brains out!” High-energy thrill-seekers costume ball. A night of rockabilly zombie surf bands. Complimentary finger-food, with spine-chilling libations at cash bar
Alwun’s annual blow-out Halloween art party gets raves as an annual “not-to-be-missed” bash, includes crowds costumed for revelry with spirited prizes, finger-food and spine-chilling libations at the cash bar. Partygoers are invited to “unleash their little monster – be they vamp, zombie or trans.” All saints and sinners welcome to join in macabre undead revelry.
First Friday, Nov 7
Squidling Bros Circus
Returning by popular demand, this touring Coney Island circus sideshow features the internationally known Jelly Boy the Clown. more info click here……
November 15, Saturday
Special Reunion Show
Phoenix Punk Rock Roots Revisited:
Seminal scenesters from the original first wave of Phoenix punk, Killer Pussy will be playing a rare reunion show………click here for more information.
Third Friday, Nov 21
December 5 – January 2
More information TBA
First Friday, December 5
Illuminati Opening Night
featuring: THE HAYMARKET SQUARES
Hip, hot concert, featuring Arizona’s finest purveyors of punkgrass, ….. more info click here.
Third Friday, December 19
Former Friends of Young Americans
7pm door, 8pm show, $5
Valley Favorite, Former Friends of Young Americans, return to their hometown Phoenix after a stint in Kentucky and touring off through Europe.
More information……click here
January 2, 2015
BECOMING OURSELVES: WHY IS IT SO DAMN HARD?
….an award-winning, NYC-based writer, bi-coastal performer. Polly is a disarming humorist with unique observations of life. She weaves together insightful an intimate unique storytelling experience. click here for more information…..
February 13 – March 20, 2015
EXOTIC ART SHOW 31
Alwun House expands the evocative envelope ever further attracting professional and emerging artists from coast to coast, displaying extraordinarily provocative, sensual and audaciously uninhibited passions, with jaw-dropping results in a variety of media. Mature subject matter…….. more info click here
Artists interested in exhibiting click here…..
Friday February 13, Valentine’s Eve
Opening night, Friday February 13, Valentine’s eve, an experience of total immersion in multi-sensory, unabashed flights of fantasy with evocative, uninhibited art and performance at every turn. Eye-poppin’ phantasmagoria …..more info click here.
Friday February 20
Eclectic night of lust, passion, pain and love in poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts on two stages. Featuring the Valley’s crème de la crème, is deliciously packed with a fusion of bawdy poetry, music and titillating performance artists. The resulting non-stop evening’s program features the broadest range of eclectic scintillating performances of romantic tragic comic lust-filled poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts brings something for everyone.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, Kahlua Coffee specials.
Friday Mar 20
Rites of Spring Ball
7pm door, 8pm-12am. $8 adv, $12 door.
Celebrate spring’s evocative embrace frolicking night of dance, performance, and revelry. Revelers welcome to come as nymphs, satyrs and fairies, dance to World Fusion DJ Mix, Cash Bar, 21+ More information TBA
March 27 – April 3
Salon Des Infants
Celebrating its 21st year, Salon Des Infants juried art show and sale of children’s naive art, is presented by Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Art Teachers. Selecting the “best of” student artwork for this annual juried exhibit, hung solon style from floor to ceiling, sold right off the wall nurturing youthful creativity. Students receive 100% of each $20 piece sold. Viewing , free.
Friday March 27
Salon Art Opening: Performances,
3 – 6pm. free.
Experience exuberant youthful creativity and performances with student bands, choirs and dance ensemble groups, and community. An opportunity to nurture a future artist. The public is invited to drop by after work, to enjoy this exceptional community “feel good” show, a moment nurturing one’s own inner child. Art sells right off the wall for office or home, and quickly replaced with more. Punch and Cookies served.