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: $20 advance – $25 day of show available at 7pm door.
For Reserved Table options: See Below….
Tickets: buy here….Advance tickets to be claimed at Will Call.
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.
Limited supply of reserved tables. Reserved Tables come with complimentary bottle of champagne and admission for 4 people. Front row tables, $500 House tables $400 (minus cost of admission ($100) the remaining can be declared as tax deduction).
Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus
Tickets: $10 advance $15 door
We are proud to present, once again, the broadest range of eclectic off-the-wall, scintillating performances of romantic/tragic/comic lust-filled poetry, song, vaudeville variety acts, spoken word, improv, performance art and music, in two stages, simultaneously, featuring local favorites and very special visitors! The Main Stage will be hosted by Ernesto Moncada. West Garden Stage hosted by Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski. Because now, more than ever, art is something worth fighting for. Kahula coffee specials. Cash bar. 21+ Advance tickets to be claimed at Will Call.