Calendar of Events

Exhibits, Performance, Events

Transforming community through the arts:

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2022-2023 CALENDAR

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September 16, Chance Ty Edmonds

Friday: September 16 -30, 2022, Chance Ty Edmonds, 7pm to 10pm

Kicking off our 51st season, with a solo exhibition of the ever-popular Chance Ty Edmonds titled Aphantasia. An artist new to the valley from upstate New York, has been bouncing between New York and Phoenix for a couple years and now settled on the Valley of the Sun. Chances works highlight the complexity of his use of graphite, pencil and other mixed media’s to create almost photo realistic pieces. Chance has earned attention by winning several Critic’s Choice awards at Alwun House with his intricate stylistic deco & neuvo inspired drawings. The artworks have almost a magnetic appeal as our Alwun House patrons greedily buying them as soon as the exhibits open. Mark your calendar for this exciting exhibit. More info TBA.

Friday, September 23

Banned Books Readings

Doors open 6pm show at 7pm Tickets $10 advance $15 day of show

The Arizona LGBT+ History Project will be hosting it’s Banned Books Reading on Friday, Sept 23 at the Alwun House – 1204 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006.

This will be a very special Adult story time that focuses on book censorship, in conjunction with events like this happening across the country.Come participate in an evening of laughter while exercising our right of liberty and emancipation!Join us as a wide variety of readings from banned books, from the dissident and revolutionary to the downright salacious.

Come express your love of freedom in literature! Our independence of expression is at risk! This event is a collaboration with the Alwun House and the Arizona LGBT+ History Project. Support by Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange. Sister Sur Mon Visage, is Mistress of Ceremonies.

October 7, First Friday

FREE: Join us October 7th First Friday as the Art Park transforms into Walking Dead Zombie Market filled with dozens of zombies selling their arts offering unique one-of-kind jewelry, clothing, artworks and other ghoulish crafts. October’s foodie treats will be provided by two outstanding food vendors: Green Chile Love Food Truck and The Naughty Vegan. Green Chile Love returns by popular request to serve up The best NM/CO style Green Chile you’ll find in AZ. Flavors from NM, CO and AZ featuring Hatch Green Chile! While deliciousness will be found within the Naughty Vegan serving up dashingly decadent deserts and burgers. Adding to the night’s diversity is audio stimulation by DJ Scapegoat who will fill the air with a vast array of funky beats creating his distinctive monstrous buzz. 

October 7-29, Monsters Menagerie

First Friday: October 7 – 29, 2022, Monsters Menagerie, 6pm to 10pm

The infamously provocative and uncensored Monsters Menagerie is a juried art exhibit, chock-full of grotesque and profane art in a variety of media from local artists. Demented creative works from menacing dark noir fantasies, satirical political demons, to monstrous and blood-curdling creations that scream for attention. Even politicians aren’t exempt from this artistic depictions of the social demons among us. Artists interested in exhibiting click here.

Oct 8, Saturday

Tickets $13 advance, $18 door. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

You are cordially invited to Bite Night! A vampire’s ball, featuring spectacular magic, outrageous comedy and incredible acrobatics! It’s a night of spectacle, danger and blood!
Get your tickets now before the sun rises! Must be 21+

Oct 9, 10, 11

Join us for this rare experience of an epic piece written for an amplified string quartet, in the shadow of the Vietnam War: “Black Angels” by George Crumb. As well as works by Caroline Shaw, Jessie Montgomery, Kenji Bunch and Mark Summer performing amidst the Monsters Menagerie exhibit in the gardens of the historic Alwun House. Musicians: Leslie Frey Anderegg and Aaron Requiro on violins, Mark Dix on viola, and Bridget Pasker on cello.

Tickets $20 can be purchased at http://downtownchamberseries.org

Oct 29, Saturday Monsters Ball

colorful halloween indoor party, neural network generated art. Digitally generated image. Not based on any actual scene or pattern.

Tickets $20 advance, $25 door

Reserved Table for 4 – $250  ($62.50/seat) includes bottle of champagne + trick-or-treat swag bag

Reserved Cocktail Table for two – $130 includes $10 complimentary drinks + trick-or-treat swag bag

Doors creak open at 7pm to performances, continuing into the wee hours. It’ll blow your mind while tickling your spine. Spinning gnasty gnarly grooves for the evening will be Synesthesia. The blow-out killer stage show opens with spirited music by the Blood Feud Family Singers, with up-tempo down-hearted waxing poetic-philosophical country-fried hostility for sentimental haters promises you a frolicking horrific time. Follow a brief stage emotional breakdown, the stage will come alive again conjured up by the Haus of Prowl with their off-beat kinky Ghoulesque Show. Performances that cross a few lines between damned gory, a bit bloody and a lot sexy, stirring in a dash of erotic with a twisted decadence and depravity inducing spinal erections, then tossed in together to appease the tease, resulting in unusual levels of onstage morbidity. Elixirs du jour will flow: VooDoo Ranger is bringing his ATOMIC PUMPKIN and Juicy Haze, Fat Tire, Spider Venom y mas.

November 4, First Friday

FREE: Join us for November First Friday as the Art Park becomes an arts market filled with over two dozen art vendors offering unique one-of-kind jewelry, clothing, artworks and other crafts. October’s food trucks TBA. Artists interested in selling their wares at this event, click here to register.

November 12, Saturday

Tickets $15 advance, $20 door
Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm

THE MASKED CLOWN: Join your favorite performers of The GasLight Circus on a new swashbuckling comedy adventure! Featuring both old and new faces to the show, witness the amazing and astounding feats of slapstick and skill put on by the likes of Jero the Jester: The Clown Prince of Arizona, The Proprietor, Alynn the Clockwork Doll, Siggy, Loki, Tommo the Clown, and even more to be announced! See juggling, magic, dancing, singing, sword fighting, and everything in between at GLC’s last show of the year! It All begins when the doors open at 7:00pm, showtime at 8:00pm!

December 2 First Friday

FREE: Join us for December First Friday as the Art Park becomes an arts market filled with over two dozen art vendors offering unique one-of-kind jewelry, clothing, artworks and other crafts. October’s food trucks TBA. Artists interested in selling their wares at this event, click here to register.

December 2, 2022 – January 6, 2023,

LIGHTHOUSE

First Friday: December 2 – First Friday January 6, 2023, LIGHTHOUSE, 6pm to 10pm

With gallery lights off, art emits light installed throughout gallery and into the gardens. Infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. Selected artists displaying imaginative integration of mediums, from functional to conceptual; light-boxes, lamps, art shrines, video, interactive light installation, neon, LED, fire, mixed media. If it glows, flickers, flashes, video, neon, shines in a darkened room. Artists interested in exhibiting click here.

February 10, 2023 40th Exotic Art Show

PHANTASMAGORICAL Spectacular Opening: February 10, 2023

Exotic Art Show exhibit showcasing over 50 local and regional visual artists in this infamously provocative, playful, sensual or audacious, uninhibited passions that push the envelope. At 40 it is the longest-running exhibit of erotic and exotic art in the country. The Exotic Art Show is a special fundraiser for Phoenix’s original Alwun House nonprofit arts organization, since 1971. To use a ballet metaphor, Exotic has become Alwun’s “Nutcracker” of a fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting our community arts & cultural center. Artists interested in exhibiting click here.

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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.

MUTIGENERATIONAL REVIEW
“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.”

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