Calendar of Events
December 6 – January 3
Come play in the glow of Lighthouse at Alwun House. With gallery lights off, artworks must 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. 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. All arts shining in a darkened room.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013
Opening Illuminati Party
$10 door – 7pm – on.
Get your glow on at Lighthouse 6 Opening Night The electrified Lighthouse 6 opening night features celebratory dance, music, self-illuminated art and revelers attire aglow.. Highlighting the nights entertainment is the whacky pop band with cult-like following, Less Pain Forever, and performance artists, glow in the dark body painting, installation interactive to viewers’ cell phones, ASU Neon Club and James White neon glass bending demonstration, and hot drums of fire.
Light Treats, Cash Bar, Most Creative Illuminated Attire Prize.
January 3, 2014
Lights-Out Artists Party
February 14 – March 21, 2014
30th EXOTIC ART SHOW
Alwun House ups the ante celebrating its 30th Exotic Art Show, the longest running Exotic/Erotic themed exhibit in the nation. Downtown Phoenix’s legendary gallery and performance space provides the serious artist and outlier alike, an unfettered opportunity to expose unbridled creative passions that are extraordinary, provocative, sensual and audacious. Featuring over 50 artist’s uninhibited passions pushing the envelope with jaw-dropping results in a variety of media. Exhibit is self-funded, and free from censorship. Mature subject matter. Exotic defines “beyond the ordinary,” intimate, passionate, surreal sensual fantasy or challenging taboo erotica. Think outside the box – break the mold – eclectic performance artists, bizarre and weird, crowd interactive, tribal, and live body art performance. Conceived as an Alwun House fundraiser in 1984 by Board Member, and ASU Herberger Fine Arts Museum Curator, the late revered art provocateur, Rudy Turk. Visual artists interested in exhibiting click here
. Performance artists click here.
Friday, Feb 14, 2014
Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening
7pm door. Tickets $20 adv. $25 door
Downtown arts pioneer, Alwun House, pushes the exotic experience even further with its much anticipated Phantasmagorical Spectacular opening. Evolving over 30 years, the Opening Night is a total sensory eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ Valentine revelry with two floors of provocative erotic-exotic art, and two stages of eclectic performances, and live body art. Experience a total sensory heart-thumpin’ phantasmic milieu of unabashed, provocative, sensuous, uninhibited art and performances. The line between performance and spectator blends with eye-poppin’ entertainment on two stages, and two floors of over 50 artists’ passions push the envelope even further in a variety of media.
Friday, Feb 21
Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus
Eclectic night of lust, passion, pain and love in poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts on two stages. Featuring the Valley’s crème de la crème, is deliciously packed with a fusion of bawdy poetry, music and titillating performance artists. The resulting non-stop evening’s program features two stages of the broadest range of eclectic scintillating performances of romantic tragic comic lust-filled poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts brings something for everyone. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Friday, March 21
Rites of Spring Ball
Culturevores and the curious are invited to join in celebrating the equinox with “spring’s evocative embrace” at downtown’s first gallery and artspace, Alwun House. Guests invited to mix and mingle with costumed hipsters, performance artists, dancers musical entertainment. Dress in homage to spring, Complimentary succulent edibles, 21+ cash bar. A fundraiser, proceeds benefit non-profit Alwun House community programs.
April 4 – 11
Salon des Enfants XX
First Friday Afternoon Opening
Celebrating 20 years, this exhibit of innocent student art is presented by Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Art Teachers, selecting their “best of” student artwork for this annual juried exhibit. Kids receive 100% of each $20 piece.
April 4, First Friday
afternoon, 3 – 6pm,
Opportunity to nurture today, a future artist, while experiencing exuberant youthful creativity and performances of student bands, choirs and dance ensemble groups and family. The public is invited to stop by after work, and enjoy this exceptional “feel good” show, and make the day of your child within. Popular naive art sells right off the wall, quickly replaced with more. Punch and Cookies served. free
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