Calendar of Events

Call to Artists: 2016-2017 Season.
Performing and visual artists for Season 45 collaborative projects. Applications on line,

Call to Visual and Performance Artists for thematic Juried Group Exhibits and related performances: Sci-Fi Fantasy, September ♦ Monsters, October ♦ Lighthouse, December ♦ Exotic Art Show, Feb-Mar 2017.


2016-17 CALENDAR


August 5 – September 2

DragonflyEldritch Introvert
Premiere solo exhibit by Tom Ardans.
Tom Arden’s wide and varied background includes time as former Art Director at Schreer Design, Former Art Director at E.B. Lane, Studied at Northern Arizona University, and Printmaking Design since 1985. Tom’s detailed and intricate craftsmanship produces remarkable surreal fantasy giclee prints. Accessibly priced and most whimsically original. Subject ranges; biological, homoerotica, exotic, posters, comic covers, surreal faux history.


Saturday, August 27

GasLight Circus

A circus manipulated by magic, a sorcerer with an agenda, and one stray cat is all it takes for the show to go awry! Join your favorite members of The GasLight Circus as they accidently unleash a powerful entity beyond anything they’ve seen before. In a dazzling display or magic, juggling, acrobatics, dance, song, and more; it’s Pandorum and pandemonium at The GasLight Circus! Click for more info…


Sept 16-30

The Art of Fantasy, Comics and Sci-Fi
WebThumb-Uhls_Rev2A multi-genre exhibit incorporating characters and themes derived from comics, film, television and games. More Info……. Artists interested in exhibiting click here to download form. Presented in partnership with Samauri Comics.

Friday, Sept 16

Fantasy Cos-Play Party
Tickets: $10 advance, $14 door – 8pm-1am

Fantastical curiously cosplay playground surrounded by a very awesome crowd of Comicon Characters, Cosplayers, and Fans with immersive thematic projections, DJ’s, Costume Prizes, Mark Greenawalt live body painting, and 2 floors of art. Batman vs Superman Drink Specials (21+)

Saturday, Sept 17

Family Friendly Samurai EXPO
11-6pm – free – Bands, DJ’s, Vendor Booths, Demonstrations, Kids hands-on activities, Art Display, Food Truck, POPsicles, Sodas and Juice.


October 2-29

MM_Kelly_Trump15th Monsters Menagerie
Theme: terrifying blood-curdling creatures, beastial horror, apocalyptic political tyrants screaming for attention, Dia de las Muertos inspirations.
Dark, twisted blood-curdling creations scream for attention, included works reflect imaginative noir humor and horror, dark underworld fantasies, demons of greed, even political sardonic satire. More info: click here. Artists interested in exhibiting may click here to download registration info.

October 22

Planet_PoePlanet Poe Theatre: more info

October 29

MM_Ball2Monsters Ball
Alwun’s 17th 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. More info.



November 4-18

ShoemakerSimmonsShoemaker & Simmons Duple Exhibit
More info TBA


December 2 – January 6, 2017

With gallery lights off, each artwork emits its own light. Come play in the glow of Lighthouse at Alwun House. An eclectic electric exhibit. Light up the Holidays amongst luminous art installed throughout Alwun House gallery and into the gardens. Click here for more info. Artists interested in exhibiting click here to download registration form.


February 10 – March 19

ExoThumb-LambExotic Art Show
Exotic, “out the ordinary” art, provocative, playful, sensual or audacious. Uninhibited passions push the envelope, in a variety of media. Longest running exhibit of erotic and exotic art in the nation. Click here for more info. Artists wishing to exhibit may click here to download registration form.

February 10

JackieExotic Art Show Sneak preview opening
Phantasmagorical Spectacular

Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening Performance
An uninhibited totally immersive sensory Valentine experience. Two stages available for tribal-fusion dance, eclectic, bizarre, circus sideshow, and provocative cabaret acts. Interested Performance Artists, click here.
More info TBA

February 17

EMPFErotic Poetry & Music Festivus
Inviting the broadest range of eclectic off-the-wall, scintillating performances of romantic/tragic/comic lust-filled poetry, song, vaudeville variety acts, spoken word, improv and music. Interested Performance Artists, click here.
More info TBA

March 17-18

Exotic Art Show Finale
More info TBA


March 18-19

Artlink’s ART DETOUR 27
An annual tour of downtown artists studios, artspaces and galleries. More info TBA


April 7-14

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Phoenix Elementary School District’s Juried Youth Art Show & Sale Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. free Student works, $20ea., Students receive 100%. Art Opening with School Band, Dance, and Musical Performances. 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.



8 Responses to Calendar of Events

  1. What Empty Nesters do at Easter.
    I got a great lesson, Sunday, in how other people cope with empty nests. In this first year of 25 that I’ve had neither husband nor kids at home, holidays have been ….difficult. This Easter, it was my privilege to participate in a “Magnum Opus” by chef and architect, Dana Johnson.
    8 guests, 8 courses, 4 hours.
    4 desserts.
    After the 3rd course, the salad (more like a Theme Park), we had to have a break and walk around.
    Susie spent quality time with BunBabe, the Real Easter Bunny. Eli gave impromptu massages. Dave got ice slipped down his shirt (on purpose) and au jus from the crown roast (by accident). Crystal wore an outrageous retro outfit complete with carnation hat and red fur purse. (the matching red fur muff had disintegrated). It’s the first time I ever heard Brian wax poetic! Carol and I discovered a mutual passion for egg painting and the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Sandra talked about palate cleansers, Kim twinkled at the foot of the table, and we all needed coffee and chocolate to fend off a food coma.
    After the creme de cassis and vanilla cordials, the ice cream sandwiches made with rock sugared egg cookies, and the giant blueberry and cherry cream cheese cake tart, we just stared at dessert number 4. So the poor little Sacrificial lamb cake (red velvet with secret frosting) got beheaded, and a piece sent home with each guest. Reverently, for breakfast.
    Dana has a waiting list of adopted family and friends, willing to sell their firstborns for a place at his table. It is rare to be invited to an event like this. I ‘m privileged not only to have had the experience, but also to have learned a truism:
    You create a temporary family from whomever happens to be there – and a memorable feast celebrates the adoption.
    Very clever, those Alwun House boys.
    by D. Smith

  2. Timothy Faulkner Parker

    I love this place haven’t been there in years but exotic art shows and parties are some the best I’ve ever been to,, Great Fun open minded People,,,A+++

  3. We just held an event at the Alwun house 1/17/14 for Gabriel’s Angels and the Gabriel’s Angels Board of Young Professionals and overall we couldn’t be any happier with the result. Dana and Kim were great to work with and our plan is to make this an annual event at this location. Overall just an awesome experience and a great venue. Thanks again Dana and Kim for a spectacular night!


  4. Happy Exotic Art Show, you amazing Phoenix heartbeats!!! This achievement is truly Awesome!!! I get goosebumps thinking about the first day the art begins to arrive, and the bright allure that the buzzing vibrations bring to downtown. The House has been a sanctuary for so many, a support for art-lovers of all ages and backgrounds, and a beating heart for the Phoenix arts community.
    Thank you thank you thank yooooooo!

  5. Arcelio Martinez

    October 23 at 8:46pm

  6. Lighthouse artist, Baron Dixon review: Well, this last Friday’s “Lighthouse!” exhibit opening was, in my opinion, the best one yet! Artistic inventiveness was on full display (and WILL be all through December as the show will be lit up for evening viewing hours) in this truly multimedia experience. And the only thing that could distract us all from the pretty lights was the BAND on stage, the Haymarket Squares. They played three sets, and at the end unplugged themselves from their amplifiers, and roused us with a couple of songs amongst us, the audience. They are awesome singer/songwriters with lyrics in their original songs worthy of the Broadway stage, like the anthem, “Buy My Vote.”

  7. Pleasure being part of the Exotic Show experience these last couple of years.

    Thanks all visitors for the Viewers Choice Award!

  8. Rafael Gutierrez

    I have missed you will see you soon Great JOB!