Exhibits, Performance, Events
Transforming community through the arts:
Sept 7 – 26
The Greed Show by Tom Stephenson
A solo exhibition & installation work by noted artist Tom Stephenson.
The Greed show came to me while working on a series called “Tattoo Head” which are large, close-up portraits of beautiful people with sayings tattooed on their foreheads such as “Inordinate excess” and “Exceed Sufficient”. Knowing how much we have in this country and how much more we think we need, I wanted to make a statement that made people stop and think.
First Friday Sept 7, FREE OPENING
Friday, September 21
Doors Open at 7:30, show starts promptly at 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Tickets: $20 advance – $25 door
Join us for a dark cabaret experience! Let us entertain you with an evening of sultry entertainment at this adult-themed cabaret variety show celebrating the unconventional side of sensuality with beautiful dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! More info………..
October 5 – 27
An exhibition exposing unworldly, noir fantasies, blood-curdling creations screaming for attention, sardonic political sarcasm, sacred and profane, Dia de las Muertos. Artists interested in exhibiting click here.
November 2 – 16
Solo or Group Artist Opportunity TBA
December 7 – January 4, 2019
Play in the glow. With gallery lights off, art emitting light installed throughout gallery and into the gardens. Infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. Curator Landy Headley 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. Artists interested in exhibiting, click here.
February 8 – March 16, 2019
Phoenix Arizona is the last place most folks would think to find the nation’s longest running “Exotic Art Show.” Expanding for past 35 years, this ground breaking art show continues to evolve and thrive in this desert oasis, bringing together two months of exotic arts and performances. Artists interested in exhibiting should click here.
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.”