Alwun House awarded 2013 GOVERNOR’S ARTS AWARD, Community Category
We were surprised and honored to receive this year’s Governor’s Arts Award, in the community category. Presented by Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts, and Arizona Commission on the Arts, the program notes read, “Alwun House Foundation stands as an exemplary model of engaging the power of art to transform lives and transform community.” Adding, “for more than 40 years, the Alwun House foundation has created opportunities for artists and served as a pivotal beacon in the Garfield community and as a foundation for the downtown Phoenix arts scene. Their work extends across artistic and cultural boundaries, and brings diverse audiences, community members and artists together. Without the pioneering work of Alwun House, much of what is taken for granted in the vibrancy and success of downtown’s flourishing arts community would not have been possible.” To be among fellow nominees, was humbling in and of itself.
CENTENNIAL RENOVATION PROJECT
John Sedler built what is now known as Alwun House back in 1912, when all the land around was alfalfa fields on the edge of town. Now as the house turns 100 years old it's time for a facelift and some serious internal rewiring. Pitch in to help renovate this gem of history, buy a brick below. $100 for 100 years.