First Friday, August 7
Together we will visit Scottie’s world by way of Total Immersion Therapy… playing art detective as we attempt to decipher the surrealistic meanings within his artworks. His themes of life and death, alien landscapes and anthropomorphic drag queens create an environment of the bizarre! Well over 100 canvas paintings, toys, furniture and dolls. Art for sale, some for free. Silent auction bids on many pieces.
Free admission, food, drink, DJ
Exhibit up through August 21.
Saturday, August 8
$15 available at door.
Professional freak, buffoon & clown Rush Hicks and his wild band of misfits will once again, wow the audience with a fusion of daring acts, comedy and beautiful burlesque…click here for more info
Performers: Rush Hicks, Lydia Wilts, and more TBA
Sept 4 – 25
Award winning artist Skip Bailey brings his unique and varied art to the Alwun House for a show covering a wide range of subject matter and styles. From detailed western watercolors to specialized erotic art, with painted leather jackets included, and cars and planes….this will be an opportunity to experience the full range of Skip Bailey’s art.
Skip was painting western art in the early 90’s, winning awards and showing in multiple galleries. During that time there was a boom in Silicon Valley and Skip went back to working as a graphic designer in the Corporate environment, hoping to get his slice of the pie. He did, but when the bubble burst he was back to painting full time, having stopped for a number of years. His current western art is being well received and Skip is once again painting up a storm.
A couple years ago Skip decided to try something different. Whenever he travels he paints watercolor postcards he sends to friends. Most are the usual tourist images. But, in response to a close female friend replying she’d rather have a painting of him naked instead of a postcard of some naked Hawaiian boys, he obliged. Always covering a certain piece of anatomy with various items such as palm fronds and fig leaves left his friend unhappy, so he finally produced a nude postcard. He got the idea that erotic postcards might be interesting and has produced a number of them and showed them nationally. Skip has participated in the annual Alwun House Exotic Art Show for the past few years.
Oct 2 – 31
16th Monsters Menagerie
exhibit invites slightly (or extremely) demented creative works of menacing dark underworld fantasies, monsters of domination and greed or the satirical, throughout October. Alwun’s 2-story overgrown spider-infested haunted House, provides the perfect noir setting, as guests enter under an 18’ Black Widow spider whose webs ensnare unsuspecting prey. Exhibit area extends from front of house to gallery into the gardens. Dark, twisted blood-curdling creations scream for attention. Artists interested in exhibiting in this exhibit – click here to download registration form.
Planet Poe Theatre
7pm door 8pm performance
$8 advance $10 door (members free)
Directed by Robert X. Planet
Dramatic readings by professional costumed actors, enhanced with original sound score and stage set. You’ll travel thousands of years into the past and marvel at long-lost advancements in science, more info………..
Alwun’s 15th annual blow-out Halloween art party gets raves as an annual “not-to-be-missed” high-energy thriller stage show, includes crowds costumed for revelry with spirited prizes. Partygoers are invited to “unleash their little monster – or beastie within, be ye vamp, zombie or trans masked other-worldly spirit.” All saints and sinners welcome to join in macabre undead revelry. Doors creak open at 7:00 Ghastly performances begin at 8pm. A zombie apocalypse so infectious you’ll want to eat your brains out! Rockabilly zombie surf bands, noir burlesque and dance, complimentary finger-food, with spine-chilling libations at cash bar. Performances TBA
Nov 6 – 20
December 4 – January 1
Come play in the glow of Lighthouse at Alwun House. With gallery lights off, all artworks play on the theme of illumination – an eclectic electric exhibit. Light up the Holidays, with luminous art installed throughout Alwun House gallery and into the gardens, creating a warm and fuzzy atmosphere. Landy Headley co-curator invites guests to bask in the warm glow of self-illuminating artworks from over 25 artists: light boxes, furniture, shrines, sculpture, black light, neon, video, lamps, and an interactive light installation. Works display imaginative integration of mediums, functional and conceptual. Leave with a glow. Artists interested in exhibiting may click here to download registration forms.
Jan 9-10, 16-17, 23-24
Three weekend matinee presentations by Arizona Actors Academy.
Feb 12 – March 18
EXOTIC ART SHOW 32
Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. $5 (members free)
Phoenix Arizona is the last place most would look to find the nation’s longest running “Exotic Art Show.” Yet it thrives bringing together exotic art, erotic poetry, provocative performances, opening with its signature Phantasmagorical Spectacular to packed audiences.
Alwun House breaks all boundaries during Exotic Art Show (beyond “erotic”). Attracting professional and emerging artists, displaying extraordinarily provocative, sensual to audaciously uninhibited passions, with jaw-dropping results in a variety of media. Mature subject matter, under 18 accompanied by adult. Over 50 artists’ passions push the envelope even further in a variety of media. Downtown arts pioneer, Alwun House, pushes the exotic experience even further with this much anticipated show.
April 1 – 8
Salon Des Enfants
Celebrating its 22nd year, Salon Des Infants juried art show and sale of children’s naive art, is presented by Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Art Teachers. Selecting the “best of” student artwork for this annual juried exhibit, hung solon style from floor to ceiling, sold right off the wall nurturing youthful creativity. Students receive 100% of each $20 piece sold. Viewing , free.
April 15 – 20
Intertemporalist Steampunk Exhibition
Today’s “Steampunk” cultural aesthetic draws from the parallel social angst of early industrializing 19th Century’s ‘awe struck’ impact of the overwhelming power of stream-driven technologies, and 21st Century overwhelming digital-internet revolution impacting us today. Steampunk’s sensibilities are constantly evolving, with adaptations through all the arts. …..more info