Exhibits, Performance, Events
Transforming community through the arts:
Sept 7 – 26
The Greed Show by Tom Stephenson
A solo exhibition & installation work by noted artist Tom Stephenson.
Close-up portraits of beautiful people with sayings tattooed on their foreheads such as “Inordinate excess” and “Exceed Sufficient”. Knowing how much we have in this country and how much more we think we need, I wanted to make a statement that made people stop and think.
First Friday Sept 7, FREE OPENING
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Friday, September 21
Doors Open at 7:30, show starts promptly at 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Tickets: $20 advance – $25 door
Join us for a dark cabaret experience! Let us entertain you with an evening of sultry entertainment at this adult-themed cabaret variety show celebrating the unconventional side of sensuality with beautiful dancers, adult comedy, and sexy acrobatic acts! More info………..
Thursday, September 27
Banned Books Reading
Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7p
TICKETS: $5 advance, $10 day of show
The Arizona LGBT+ History Project will be hosting it’s 2nd annual Banned Books Reading. Readings moderated by the one and only hipest of hip historians Marshall Shore.
It’s a very special Adult story time that draws attention to the problem of book censorship, with events like this across the country.
Join us as a wide variety of readings from banned books.
Banned Books Reading is a collaboration with the Alwun House and the Arizona LGBT+ History Project
Friday, September 28
Ladies on Fire X
Doors open at 7, show starts at 8p
TICKETS: $9 advance, $15 day of show
Firestage proudly presents the tenth annual celebration of the creative might of Arizona/Sonora-based female performers, with the variety show extravaganza “Ladies on Fire”!
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Saturday, September 29
Little J and Jett Runaway Presents:
Amour de Agony
Doors open at 7pm show starts at 9pm
Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door
Vaudeville is alive and well in Phoenix as Little J & Jett Runaway Present: Amour de Agony! Little J Sinclair (of The Sinclair Dynasty) and Jett Runaway (of The Runaway Street Circus) have journeyed to the lowest depths of suffering and the most blissful heights of pure ecstasy to bring you…..more info…….
October 5 – 27
An exhibition exposing unworldly, noir fantasies, blood-curdling creations screaming for attention, sardonic political sarcasm, sacred and profane, Dia de las Muertos. Artists interested in exhibiting click here.
Friday, October 12
THE GASLIGHT CIRCUS
Doors open at 7pm show at 8pm
TICKETS: $10 advance – $15 day of show
Witness the third installment of the show’s dark and sinister “Noir” series with Arcana! Follow the adventure of a young magician as he travels one of the darkest corners of the underworld in search of his long lost friends!
Friday, October 19
CIRCUS OF SIN
Doors open at 8pm show at 9pm
TICKETS: $10 advance – $15 day of show
Limited supply 10 only!
VIP Priority Seating ticket $20
A salacious evening of storytelling through sideshow, burlesque and performance.
Industry has crumbled, the cities have been abandoned.
All is chaos.
The last bastions of humanity wander……More info……….
November 2 – 16
Solo Exhibit by Ryan Carey
Breath Before Brush
Opening First Friday, November 2
More information TBA
December 7 – January 4, 2019
Play in the glow. With gallery lights off, art emitting light installed throughout gallery and into the gardens. Infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. Curator Landy Headley selected artists displaying imaginative integration of mediums, from functional to conceptual; light-boxes, lamps, art shrines, video, interactive light installation, neon, LED, fire, mixed media. Artists interested in exhibiting, click here.
February 8 – March 16, 2019
Phoenix Arizona is the last place most folks would think to find the nation’s longest running “Exotic Art Show.” Expanding for past 35 years, this ground breaking art show continues to evolve and thrive in this desert oasis, bringing together two months of exotic arts and performances. Artists interested in exhibiting should click here.
Mayor Greg Stanton, stressed the importance of artists in bringing downtown Phoenix the success it experiences today. “Art is a gift,” Stanton said. “We wouldn’t have the momentum that we have, the other good things we have, without the artists.” He praised artists for helping make downtown what it is today and seeing potential in areas others did not, including himself. “Anytime you see me at a groundbreaking for some new development, be clear: I’m thinking about the artists that help find the beautiful nooks and crannies in our town … you are our eyes and ears. As we look at pioneers Alwun House — Kim Moody (Founder 1971) and Dana Johnson” “You were here first, and everything else we’ve done is on your shoulders.” Alwun House appreciates Mayor Stanton’s inclusion of artist and gallery owners in inter-departmental city planning.
“I love this place! And fell in love with The Alwun House back when I was in the 7th grade. My first piece was sold here. It was a still life done w pastels entered by Mrs. Wilnow, my art teacher. Years later my son Victor Solis while still in elementary school, also had his art exhibited and proudly sold 5 pieces of art. He is now 16 and a sophomore at North. Proud to say we are artists at heart. Thank you Alwun House for the beautiful memories and the opportunities given.”