Exhibits, Performance, Events
Transforming community through the arts:
Respecting the state of emergency declared by Mayor Gallego and your safety our gallery is closed and events through April have been postponed.
Stay safe and in calm spirit, we’ll keep you informed as developments happen. We’ll look forward to seeing everyone soon.
The below events will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Please return for updates.
April 3-10, 2020
Phoenix Elementary School District’s Juried Youth Art Show & Sale
Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. free
Student works, $25ea., Students receive 100%.
April 3 First Friday Opening
Art Opening with School Band, Dance, and Musical Performances
Friday, April 5, 3:30 – 5:30pm. Cookies and punch provided. Free
The public is invited to witness firsthand the enthusiasm and pride of downtown’s first Elementary School District’s colorful Art Departments and performance programs perseverance in the face of cutbacks in funding.
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, replaced with yet another piece – with 100% going to the student artist.
One of the exhibit founders, John Avedisian (retired art teacher), says “the goal was to give students the experience and excitement of a real gallery setting, surrounded by parents, teachers, neighbors and civic leaders. The exhibit rewards months of effort developing positive self-expression.” For many it will be a first time seeing their art on display in a gallery. For others it will be the first time they’ve seen an art exhibit.”
April 4, 2020
performance on marimba by artist
Marilyn Clark Silva
Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door
It is an avante-garde new music work; the sounds, timbres, and textures used are beautiful and designed to draw in the listener, both aurally and visually. Each layer of the loops explores a different aspect of the element – for example “Fire” begins with sparks, adds embers, then smolder, tongues of flame, and ends with a blaze. It is a truly unique musical performance experience. More Info……………
April 11, 2020
Silver String Circus Presents
A Great Gatsby Themed Circus, Magic and Improv Show
Tickets: $10 advance, $15 day of show : 7pm door, 8pm show
There’s nothing more iconically 1920’s than The Great Gatsby… but what did F. Scott Fitzgerald leave unwritten? Join Silver String Circus as they go beyond the book to bring you a tale of mystery, love, and opulence. Let Jay Gatsby himself be your guide back in time with live music, circus arts, magic, improv games, and more! Embrace your inner bootlegger at Alwun House, and try your luck in true speakeasy style with our literary raffle (sponsored by Bookman’s Phoenix!)……More info…….
April 17 – May 8, 2020
The Cultural Traveler
featuring Oliverio Balcells
Third Friday Opening Reception 7pm-10pm
Experience a multimedia piece combining film and music by artist Oliverio Balcells. Take a journey of sound, languages, color, textures and history that engages audiences through evocative images with original live and recorded music that accompanies this piece.
The work reflects, through the eyes and ears of the artist, a multimedia celebration that leads to the routes traveled since ancient times to share visions, philosophies and knowledge that has been enriched through cultural exchanges, which even in our present endures and is alive.
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.”