Calendar of Events

First Friday, August 7

GoldScott Owens
All the Rage

A memorial, a retrospective, a one-ex-man show presented by friends of Scott Owens local folk artist extraordinaire who passed away June 29, 2015.

Together we will visit Scottie’s world by way of Total Immersion Therapy… playing art detective as we attempt to decipher the surrealistic meanings within his artworks. His themes of life and death, alien landscapes and anthropomorphic drag queens create an environment of the bizarre! Well over 100 canvas paintings, toys, furniture and dolls. Art for sale, some for free. Silent auction bids on many pieces.
Free admission, food, drink, DJ

Exhibit up through August 21.


Saturday, August 8

Mystic Circus:

8:30 doors open
9:30pm The clowns take the stage

$12 advance
$15 available at door.

Professional freak, buffoon & clown Rush Hicks and his wild band of misfits will once again, wow the audience with a fusion of daring acts, comedy and beautiful burlesque…click here for more info
Performers: Rush Hicks, Lydia Wilts, and more TBA


Sept 4 – 25

“Sex, Cars and Cows,
Taming the Wild West”

Skip Bailey
with art by
Jack Adams

Award winning artist Skip Bailey brings his unique and varied art to the Alwun House for a show covering a wide range of subject matter and styles. From detailed western watercolors to specialized erotic art, with painted leather jackets included, and cars and planes….this will be an opportunity to experience the full range of Skip Bailey’s art.

Skip was painting western art in the early 90’s, winning awards and showing in multiple galleries. During that time there was a boom in Silicon Valley and Skip went back to working as a graphic designer in the Corporate environment, hoping to get his slice of the pie. He did, but when the bubble burst he was back to painting full time, having stopped for a number of years. His current western art is being well received and Skip is once again painting up a storm.

A couple years ago Skip decided to try something different. Whenever he travels he paints watercolor postcards he sends to friends. Most are the usual tourist images. But, in response to a close female friend replying she’d rather have a painting of him naked instead of a postcard of some naked Hawaiian boys, he obliged. Always covering a certain piece of anatomy with various items such as palm fronds and fig leaves left his friend unhappy, so he finally produced a nude postcard. He got the idea that erotic postcards might be interesting and has produced a number of them and showed them nationally. Skip has participated in the annual Alwun House Exotic Art Show for the past few years.

More info TBA


Oct 2 – 31

Monsters Menagerie
16th Monsters Menagerie
exhibit invites slightly (or extremely) demented creative works of menacing dark underworld fantasies, monsters of domination and greed or the satirical, throughout October. Alwun’s 2-story overgrown spider-infested haunted House, provides the perfect noir setting, as guests enter under an 18’ Black Widow spider whose webs ensnare unsuspecting prey. Exhibit area extends from front of house to gallery into the gardens. Dark, twisted blood-curdling creations scream for attention. Artists interested in exhibiting in this exhibit – click here to download registration form.

Oct 17

Planet Poe Theatre
7pm door 8pm performance
$8 advance $10 door (members free)
Directed by Robert X. Planet

Dramatic readings by professional costumed actors, enhanced with original sound score and stage set. You’ll travel thousands of years into the past and marvel at long-lost advancements in science, more info………..


Oct 31

Alwun’s 15th 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. Partygoers are invited to “unleash their little monster – or beastie within, be ye vamp, zombie or trans masked other-worldly spirit.” All saints and sinners welcome to join in macabre undead revelry. Doors creak open at 7:00 Ghastly performances begin at 8pm. A zombie apocalypse so infectious you’ll want to eat your brains out! Rockabilly zombie surf bands, noir burlesque and dance, complimentary finger-food, with spine-chilling libations at cash bar. Performances TBA


Nov 6 – 20

Solo exhibit TBA

December 4 – January 1

Come play in the glow of Lighthouse at Alwun House. With gallery lights off, all artworks 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. Landy Headley co-curator invites guests to 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. Leave with a glow. Artists interested in exhibiting may click here to download registration forms.


Shakespeare Theatre

Jan 9-10, 16-17, 23-24
Three weekend matinee presentations by Arizona Actors Academy.


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.


April 1 – 8

Salon Des Enfants

Celebrating its 22nd year, Salon Des Infants juried art show and sale of children’s naive art, is presented by Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Art Teachers. Selecting the “best of” student artwork for this annual juried exhibit, hung solon style from floor to ceiling, sold right off the wall nurturing youthful creativity. Students receive 100% of each $20 piece sold. Viewing , free.


April 15 – 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!