Exhibits, Performance, Events
Transforming community through the arts:
February 13 – March 12
EXOTIC ART SHOW
Exotic Art Show exhibit showcasing local and regional visual artists provocative, playful, sensual or audacious, uninhibited passions that push the envelope. At 36 it is the longest-running exhibit of erotic and exotic art in the country.
The Exotic Art Show is a critical 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. The Show will go on in 2021, but with a few precautionary changes. More info ____________.
EROTIC POETRY & MUSIC FESTIVUS
Alwun House Exotic Art Show has hosted the Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus (EP&MF), since 2004. Providing broader creative exploration of Exotic and Erotic themes. We again be offering the crème de la crème of the valley’s poetry scene and a broad range of eclectic off-the-wall scintillating performances of romantic/tragic/comic lust-filled comedians and storytellers, musical flights of fancy, spoken word, just with masked distancing. MORE INFO _________________________.
March 19 – 26
IGNiGHT: the ART OF BURNING MAN
An Interactive Art Experience celebrates the 10 principles of Burning Man through the art of the Arizona Burning Man community. This month-long exhibit will allow you to interact with a wide variety of Burner art, learn about the culture of Burning Man through hands-on activities, make new connections and explore a world outside of your own. If you’ve ever wondered what Burning Man is all about, join us and get a little closer to the flame!
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.”