Our stage area is under construction so this Fall’s performances will shine better than ever.
First Friday, October 4, 7-11pm.
14th Monsters Menagerie group exhibit features unworldly, noir fantasies, blood-curdling creations screaming for attention, sardonic Sheriff Joe, sacred and profane, with works in a variety of media. Entertainment TBA Artists interested in exhibiting click here.
Oct 19, Saturday
Planet Poe Theatre
Planet Poe evenings, an Alwun House tradition since 2000, present a never before heard program based upon Poe’s legendary writings. An evening of dramatic readings by professional actors, enhanced with an original musical score by Baron Dixon. The delightfully witty horror-filled program will include a few standard favorites alongside other rare tales of gore from yore.
Oct 26, Saturday
Alwun’s 14th annual blow-out Halloween art party gets raves as a “not to be missed” extravaganza thriller stage show, includes crowds costumed for revelry with spirited prizes, “horror d’oeuvre” finger-food and spine-chilling libations at the cash bar.
A full night of entertainment ranging from tribal ritualistic performances, to naughty and taunting burlesque show. DJ’s spins trans-world-beat dance mix. Partygoers are asked to “unleash their little monster – or beastie within, be ye vamp, zombie or trans masked other-worldly spirit.” All spirits welcome to join in macabre undead revelry. .
Solo exhibit by noted artist Lindz Lew, known for her erie dichotomies and juxtapositions of various animals personified with humanoid characteristics. Characters are brought to life with excellent craftsmanship producing an awe inspiring exhibit full of mystery and intrigue.
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 extends from front of house to gallery into the gardens. Works display imaginative integration of mediums, functional and conceptual; light-boxes, lamps, art shrines, video, installation, neon, LED, fire, mixed media. The art glows, flickers, flashes, video, neon, shining in a darkened room.
Opening night: First Friday, Dec 6, electrified performance and interactive light installations create a transcendent hyperbolic experience. Celebratory Music, Dance, Art and creative illuminated attire, around drums of fire, and self-illuminated art. Concert lineup TBA. Artists interested in exhibiting click here.
February 14 – March 21
Alwun House ups the ante celebrating our 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 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, thus free from censorship. Conceived as fundraiser in 1984 by AHF Board Member, and ASU Herberger Fine Arts Museum Curator, the late Rudy Turk. Mature subject matter. Exotic; ”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. Visual artists interested in exhibiting click here. Performance artists click here.
Friday, Feb 14, 2014
Phantasmagorical Spectacular Opening
Downtown arts pioneer, Alwun House, pushes the envelope even further kicking off with a Phantasmagorical Spectacular opening February 14th. Evolving over 30 years, the Opening Night is a total sensory eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ Valentine experience 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 pushing the envelope even further in a variety of media.
Friday, Feb 21
Erotic Poetry & Music FestivusEclectic 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, Kahlua Coffee specials, Cash Bar. 21+
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 and drumming. Musical entertainment by International duo, DJ Musa and Pedro Saucedo African Conga player. 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
For 20 years now Alwun House has hosted this exhibit of student artworks. Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Art Teachers select their “best of” student artwork in this annual juried exhibit.
Don’t miss the zest-filled Opening Performances on First Friday April 4.
Featuring student bands, choirs and dance ensemble groups. 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