February 9 – March 17, 2018
EXOTIC ART SHOW 2018
Viewing: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm. $4 (members free)
Phoenix Arizona is the last place most folks would think to find the nation’s longest running “Exotic Art Show.” Expanding for past 34 years, this ground breaking art show continues to evolve and thrive in this desert oasis, bringing together two months of exotic arts and performances. Exhibit 0pens with its signature Exotic Art Phantasmagorical Spectacular to packed audiences. The following week wax poetic with the: Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus, and we close the exhibit with House of Cirque! Ending this year with a site-specific stilt-walking spectacle weaving throughout Alwun House’s exotic stages and gardens, provocative performances.
The “Exotic Art” show was conceived as a fundraiser in 1984 by the late revered arts provocateur, Rudy Turk (Founding ASU Herberger Fine Arts Museum curator). With a twinkle he said, “call it ‘exotic’ and everyone will read ‘erotic’ – how true. Exotic has grown to benefit artists in the thousands, including many of today’s respected established artists, gallery owner or two, and noted performers.
To use a ballet metaphor, Exotic has become Alwun’s “Nutcracker” of a fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting Alwun House Foundation’s community Green Art Park project. http://alwunhouse.org/green
Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening
Friday February 9, 7pm doors open.
Tickets: available at door $25 day of show .
The most talked about outrageous arts event of the year, and spectacular fundraiser for downtown phoenix’s original Alwun House nonprofit arts organization. One night of uninhibited immersive multi-sensory Valentine experience: eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ performances on two stages, two floors of erotic-exotic art, exquisite body painting, bondage, fire, burlesque, tribal dance, jazz, roving performers. Fetish and cosplay attire welcome. Dress for success. Complimentary decadent delectable edibles, Champagne, “Nipple Licker” specials, Cash Bar.
Special Event Parking:
Ranch Market (NEC Roosevelt/16 St.), East to Water Mill, Security provided. Continuous Chauffeured Mercedes Sprinter from 6pm to 1:15am.
Advance Tickets and Reserved Tables already selling fast to opening night; besides a discount, guest’s gain admission into VIP Lounge Tent area from 6-7pm, with cash bar; and coveted FIRST entry at 7pm door opening. Advance tickets to be claimed at Will Call.
Joseph Abbruscato, Jenny Borst, James Bottorff, Gwyneth Broadrick, Leanne Brodie, Anthony Carrasco, Randal Cox, Danny De La Cruz, Miachelle DePiano, Chance Edmonds, Gabriel Garcia, Hannes Garrett, Dain Q. Gore, Brandon J. Green, Joe Gutierrez, MB Hanrahan, Henry Hermetet, Shawn Hosking, Kathy Hosking, Valerie Hunt, Erin Kruczek, Erin Kruczek, Mal Martel, Christy A. Moeller, Medicine Man, Kip Mussatt, Jesse Paulk, Robert A. Price, Spring Reinhardt, Rus Rose, Christer Roswell, Ted Scanon, Carol Shaw, Holly Shoemaker, Yakov Sierov, Katharine Leigh Simpson, Betsy Spetrino, Marilyn Szabo, Laura Thurbon, J.P. Thorson, Lucretia Torva, Nadia Vanilla, Kris Waid-Jones, David Whipple, Kristin Wesley, Yucel Yalim, Hunter Zelner
Landy Headley, Maggie Keane, Kyllan Maney