Exhibits, Performance, Events
Transforming community through the arts:
October 2 – 31
From the darkness of our pandemic malaise, we’re providing artists a cathartic creative moment. Monsters Menagerie encourages light and dark creative works of menacing dark fantasies. Show off your creative chops, satirical political blood-curdling demons that are now screaming for attention. Artists wishing to exhibit click here.
The show must go on….. The legend of the Monsters Ball continues with the blessings of a full blue moon. While staying true to a Monstrous 2020, we must consider social distancing and limit crowd size this Halloween. We’ve done the best we can to plan a safe, fun memorable night out with Monsters Menagerie Art in gallery, sideshow performances by the Pain Proof Punks, and audience participation with costumes & prizes. The back gate creeks open at 7pm. Also we have vicariously virtual viewing options too. For tickets and more info……click here.
December 4 – January 1
With gallery lights off, art emits light installed throughout gallery and into the gardens. Infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. 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. If it glows, flickers, flashes, video, neon, shines in a darkened room.
February 12 – March 12
EXOTIC ART SHOW
Exotic Art Show exhibit showcasing over 50 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. More info TBA
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.”