Exhibits, Performance, Events
Transforming community through the arts:
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.
Saturday, March 24
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……..
Friday, 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……
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………..
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
Third 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: www.aprilannemusic.com
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.”