Calendar of Events

Exhibits, Performance, Events

Transforming community through the arts:

2017-18 CALENDAR


PUHSD-logo-whiteThumbMarch 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.
PPP_thumbSaturday, March 24
Grimmer Tales

Doors open 8pm, show at 9pm
Tickets: $15 day of show – available at door

The Pain Proof Punks delve into the world of classic fairy tales to channel their truly horrifying origins. Magic, despair, and fortune come together in this hauntingly beautiful retelling. Revel in our whimsically macabre offerings with a variety of circus and sideshow acts…..more info……..


BirdCityThumbFriday, March 30
Bird City Festival

Doors open at 7pm; Show starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15 or $75 for a three-day festival pass
ird City Comedy Festival is proud to present the very funny DAVE WAITE. Los Angeles-based comedian Dave Waite is a charismatic oddball whose shows are non-stop fun. More Info……

WTQ_horsesThumbSaturday, March 31

Doors open at 7pm; Show starts at 8:00pm
Tickets $12 advance, $15 available at door.

WHAT THE QUEER?! IS A CELEBRATION of the weirder side of QUEER ART, MUSIC, FASHION, and PERFORMANCE!! This is not your mother’s drag show… Get ready to let your freak flag fly HIGH!

Its a farm animal themed Queer Burlesque show! Dress up as your favorite furry friend and turn the party with your QUEEREST ANIMAL LOOQS… More info………..


Thumb17April 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

WebThumbThird Friday April 20

A solo exhibition by Christina Martin.
Opening: 7pm Show starts at 8pm
A series of colorful expressive abstract paintings ready to brighten anyone’s day.
Exhibit runs through Frist Friday May 4.

Opening features singer/songwriter April Anne
Dynamic vocals layered upon melodic piano lines driven by heartfelt lyrics.

April creates music from the soul that everyone can relate to. Originally from MA, she has called Arizona home since 1990. She is currently working on her next album, ‘All I Have Left’. For more about her music or to hear songs off her latest album, ‘Unbroken‘ please go to:


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.”



8 Responses to Calendar of Events

  1. What Empty Nesters do at Easter.
    I got a great lesson, Sunday, in how other people cope with empty nests. In this first year of 25 that I’ve had neither husband nor kids at home, holidays have been ….difficult. This Easter, it was my privilege to participate in a “Magnum Opus” by chef and architect, Dana Johnson.
    8 guests, 8 courses, 4 hours.
    4 desserts.
    After the 3rd course, the salad (more like a Theme Park), we had to have a break and walk around.
    Susie spent quality time with BunBabe, the Real Easter Bunny. Eli gave impromptu massages. Dave got ice slipped down his shirt (on purpose) and au jus from the crown roast (by accident). Crystal wore an outrageous retro outfit complete with carnation hat and red fur purse. (the matching red fur muff had disintegrated). It’s the first time I ever heard Brian wax poetic! Carol and I discovered a mutual passion for egg painting and the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Sandra talked about palate cleansers, Kim twinkled at the foot of the table, and we all needed coffee and chocolate to fend off a food coma.
    After the creme de cassis and vanilla cordials, the ice cream sandwiches made with rock sugared egg cookies, and the giant blueberry and cherry cream cheese cake tart, we just stared at dessert number 4. So the poor little Sacrificial lamb cake (red velvet with secret frosting) got beheaded, and a piece sent home with each guest. Reverently, for breakfast.
    Dana has a waiting list of adopted family and friends, willing to sell their firstborns for a place at his table. It is rare to be invited to an event like this. I ‘m privileged not only to have had the experience, but also to have learned a truism:
    You create a temporary family from whomever happens to be there – and a memorable feast celebrates the adoption.
    Very clever, those Alwun House boys.
    by D. Smith

  2. Timothy Faulkner Parker

    I love this place haven’t been there in years but exotic art shows and parties are some the best I’ve ever been to,, Great Fun open minded People,,,A+++

  3. We just held an event at the Alwun house 1/17/14 for Gabriel’s Angels and the Gabriel’s Angels Board of Young Professionals and overall we couldn’t be any happier with the result. Dana and Kim were great to work with and our plan is to make this an annual event at this location. Overall just an awesome experience and a great venue. Thanks again Dana and Kim for a spectacular night!


  4. Happy Exotic Art Show, you amazing Phoenix heartbeats!!! This achievement is truly Awesome!!! I get goosebumps thinking about the first day the art begins to arrive, and the bright allure that the buzzing vibrations bring to downtown. The House has been a sanctuary for so many, a support for art-lovers of all ages and backgrounds, and a beating heart for the Phoenix arts community.
    Thank you thank you thank yooooooo!

  5. Arcelio Martinez

    October 23 at 8:46pm

  6. Lighthouse artist, Baron Dixon review: Well, this last Friday’s “Lighthouse!” exhibit opening was, in my opinion, the best one yet! Artistic inventiveness was on full display (and WILL be all through December as the show will be lit up for evening viewing hours) in this truly multimedia experience. And the only thing that could distract us all from the pretty lights was the BAND on stage, the Haymarket Squares. They played three sets, and at the end unplugged themselves from their amplifiers, and roused us with a couple of songs amongst us, the audience. They are awesome singer/songwriters with lyrics in their original songs worthy of the Broadway stage, like the anthem, “Buy My Vote.”

  7. Pleasure being part of the Exotic Show experience these last couple of years.

    Thanks all visitors for the Viewers Choice Award!

  8. Rafael Gutierrez

    I have missed you will see you soon Great JOB!