Calendar of Events

Oct 2 – 31


16th Monsters Menagerie

Viewing Tue-Fri, 12-6pm, Free

Dark, twisted blood-curdling creations scream for attention at Monsters Menagerie exhibit of 19 artists. Included works reflect imaginative noir humor and horror, dark underworld fantasies, demons of greed, even sardonic satire. A variety of media; painting, sculpture, objects de arte. Exhibit extends from front of house to gallery, into the gardens throughout the month of October.

Alwun’s 2-story bungalow exterior overgrown spider-infested haunted House, provides the perfect noir setting, as guests enter under an 18’ Black Widow spider whose webs ensnare unsuspecting prey.


Oct 17

Planet Poe Theatre


The Masque of the Red Death
and other works
By Edgar Allan Poe
Directed by Robert X. Planet
7pm door 8pm performance
$8 advance $10 door (members free)

The Halloween-themed program of iconic Poe classics will also include the tales The Premature Burial and The Oval Portrait, plus …..more info………..


Oct 31


Tickets: $15 adv. $20 door
Reserved table for four $125

The Halloween spectacular art party at the venerable Alwun House, gets raves for its eclectic high-energy, off-kilter cabaret stage show. College Times extolls, “Don’t let your friends drag you to another boring bar or backyard party, this is the ‘not-to-be-missed’ show for fresh out-of-the-box performances – a blast!” Partygoers are invited to “unleash their little monster – Romantasy Cabaret and more…..



Nov 6 – 20

Tom Deadstuff
Don’t let the Name Fool You!

Viewing Tue-Fri, 12-6pm, Free
Tom Deadstuff’s amazing sculptural creations, being rendered in Paper Mache, with serious attention to detail and admirable level of craftsmanship – transforms the medium and durability. More info……..

Opening First Friday
November 6, 7pm – 12am

with concert by
Fairy Bones.

Tickets: $8 advance — $12 door More info……..


Nov 20

Prophecy – by Roman Orona
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
tickets: $10 advance, $15 door

Native American poet musician and dancer Roman Orona produces this one-man show in a series of dances using modern multi-media technology alongside (fused with) traditional Native rhythms, songs and spirits. An uplifting evening of magical performances, contrasting war and devastation with our options towards peace and creativity and being one with natures’ spirits. more……..

December 4 – January 1


Come play in the glow of Lighthouse at Alwun House. An eclectic electric exhibit. With gallery lights off, each piece emits its own light. Light up the Holidays amongst luminous art installed throughout Alwun House gallery and into the gardens. Curator Landy Headley invites guests to bask in the warm glow of over 25 artists. Works display 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, it’s on display. Artists interested in exhibiting may click here to download registration forms.


Jan 9-10, 16-17, 23-24

Shakespeare in the Garden

Three weekend matinee presentations by Arizona Actors Academy. Performances at 2:00pm. Doors open 1:30, open seating.

This one-hour production, will focus on several of William Shakespeare’s most beloved scenes that feature some of his most famous lovers, as a warm-up for Valentine’s. Shakespeare on Love will run for three weekends on the stage, in the garden, of the Alwun House in Downtown Phoenix.
“We have been classically training our actors in Shakespeare for several years” said Brandy Hotchner,
Artistic Director of Arizona Actors Academy. “We’ve even had two of our students accepted into Shakespeare programs at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. We felt the natural next step in our program was to create a Shakespeare production featuring actors from our Advanced Shakespeare class. We couldn’t be more thrilled to show Valley audiences the training and talents of our students.”

In the tradition of the great Shakespeare Festivals around the world, tickets are FREE with reservations: more information TBA.


Feb 12 – March 18


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. Artists interested in exhibiting in this exhibit – click here to download registration form.


April 1 – 8

22nd Salon Des Enfants

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

room WAll student art at Alwun House is displayed Salon-style, and sold right off the wall; includes sculpture, ceramics, painting and photography. Curator founder John Avidesian, assures there will be approximately 300 pieces made by youth in the 5th through 8th grades, representing 16 Schools, and 18 teachers. All art sold for $20 right off the wall, on a first come basis, replaced with yet another. 100% goes directly to the student artist. Aside from youth’s first blush of experiencing a gallery’s unique social activity. “Naive Art” is collectable among hip urban professionals.


April 15 – May 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



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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!