Exhibits, Performance, Events
Transforming community through the arts:
All works are self-illuminated, displayed with gallery lights off. Examples include: light boxes, shrines, shadow boxes, sculpture, lamps and furniture; using florescence, black light, LED, neon, video, fire.. ASU Neon Club demonstrates neon-bending outside. Exhibit Curator, Landy Headley, artist and popular art lighting designer.
Exotic Art Show
Exhibit: Feb 9 – Mar 17, 2018;
Exotic, “out the ordinary” art, provocative, playful, sensual or audacious. Uninhibited passions push the envelope, in a variety of media. Longest running exhibit of erotic and exotic art in the country.
Friday, Feb 9, 2018, Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening:
Overall, a total sensory eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ Valentine experience. Two stage areas available for tribal-fusion dance, eclectic, bizarre, circus sideshow, and provocative cabaret acts. Performance Interest — click here!
Artists interested in exhibiting may download a Registration Form here.
Friday, Feb 16, 2018, Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus
The broadest range of off the wall, scintillating performances of romantic/tragic/comic lust-filled poetry, song, vaudeville variety acts, spoken word, improv and music.
Saturday, March 17, 2018, Exotic Closing bash
A site-specific, stilt-walking spectacle, weaving throughout Alwun House’s exotic stages and gardens. Every corner a voyeuristic journey into the bizarre. More info TBA….
March 23-30, 2018
Central High Art Department
Friday, March 23, opening reception
A juried exhibit, with art department teachers select their best student works to showcase in this first ever exhibition of their High School Art Students.
April 6-13, 2018
24th Salon des Enfants
Phoenix Elementary School District’s Juried Youth Art Show & Sale
There will be approximately 300 juried pieces made by students in the 5th through 8th grades, representing 16 Schools, and 18 teachers. Art is displayed Salon-style, and sold right off the wall; including sculpture, ceramics, painting and photography. All art sold for $20 right off the wall, on a first come basis.
First Friday April 6 Opening
Art Opening with School Band, Dance, and Musical Performances
Friday, April 7, 3:30 – 5:30pm. Cookies and punch provided. Free
Mayor Greg Stanton, stressed the importance of artists in bringing downtown Phoenix the success it experiences today. “Art is a gift,” Stanton said. “We wouldn’t have the momentum that we have, the other good things we have, without the artists.” He praised artists for helping make downtown what it is today and seeing potential in areas others did not, including himself. “Anytime you see me at a groundbreaking for some new development, be clear: I’m thinking about the artists that help find the beautiful nooks and crannies in our town … you are our eyes and ears. As we look at pioneers Alwun House — Kim Moody (Founder 1971) and Dana Johnson” “You were here first, and everything else we’ve done is on your shoulders.” Alwun House appreciates Mayor Stanton’s inclusion of artist and gallery owners in inter-departmental city planning.
“I love this place! And fell in love with The Alwun House back when I was in the 7th grade. My first piece was sold here. It was a still life done w pastels entered by Mrs. Wilnow, my art teacher. Years later my son Victor Solis while still in elementary school, also had his art exhibited and proudly sold 5 pieces of art. He is now 16 and a sophomore at North. Proud to say we are artists at heart. Thank you Alwun House for the beautiful memories and the opportunities given.”