October 6-28, 2023
Monsters Menagerie – October 6-28
Opening Artists’ Reception: October 6th – First Friday 6-10pm
The infamously provocative and uncensored Monsters Menagerie is a juried art exhibit, chock-full of grotesque and profane art in a variety of media from local artists. Demented creative works from menacing dark noir fantasies, satirical political demons, to monstrous and blood-curdling creations that scream for attention. Even politicians aren’t exempt from this artistic depictions of the evil social demons among us.
October 6, First Friday With a Kink
Friday, October 6, 2023, 6-10pm $5
First Friday with a Kink: A vibrant visceral vampire feast for vamps at Alwun House’s Art Park. An adult-themed costume fetish party; come vaunt your vizard and visit multiple thematic veritable artists and vendors selling vintage themed art works, vernacularized jewelry, vibrant ropes, vicious whips, virgin paddles, vital toys, and ventilated fetish wear to sooth your voracious passions. Live body painting and Shibari demonstrations with fine hand crafted soft ropes available. Craving food? We have Penis and Pussy waffles to provide that special something to sink your fangs into. And for you foodies’ finicky fangs food truck offerings presented by Zombie Bones who will be providing a novel assortment of kink laced sandwiches, while El Cheesy Taco will be serving decadent hyper-cheesy quesobarria, tacos and other Mexican flavors. Voodoo Ranger will be there offering various adult ales, bloody potions and elixirs. And, if you’re a really vacuous vein-sucking vermin, you may be able to get a voluntary volcanic spanking.
Saturday, October 7, 2023 – Pain Proof Punks
Saturday, October 7th, Doors open: 8pm Show at 9pm
TICKETS: VIP $25 (front rows) -GA $20 advance – $25 at door
LET THE HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES BEGIN!
A Halloween experience of you favorite characters in: Burlesque, drag and sideshow!
The Pain Proof Punks are back again to excite and fright with Sideshow, Burlesque, Drag, and more!! We have special event for our pop culture / movie/ tv show fans! It’s the perfect tease of sexy/sultry/ and scary to start the season! This is an outdoor stage style event with seating and vendors! We will test your boundaries and transport you to a world of the creepy and comedic, the beautiful and bizarre with classic freakshow skills like Glass Walking, Sword Swallowing , Bed Of Nails, Staple Gun and more! Bring your dollar bills and your taste for the strange!
BRITNI BLOODSHED ◦ DORIAN RATTWEL ◦ DR. COPPERCHOPS ◦ EVE STAR ◦ KATARA ◦ KIIMICAL WARFARE ◦ KLARK KUNT ◦ MAZI KEEN ◦ PIXIE JAYY ◦ RUSTY THE CLOWN ◦ BATTY VON BRAT ◦ ECHO ECHO + HOST: SPARKINSON
Saturday, October 21 Silver String Circus
Saturday, October 21, Doors open at 7:30pm Show at 8pm
Prepare for a thrilling evening under the big top as Silver String Circus presents a spine-tingling spectacle like no other! Embrace the eerie enchantment of this chilling season with us as we pay homage to the world of horror movies, unleashing a mesmerizing fusion of haunting melodies, death-defying acrobatics, mystifying dark magic, and countless other astonishing surprises! Don’t miss your chance to secure your tickets – they’re vanishing fast, and we’re anxiously awaiting your arrival! Join us for a night of heart-pounding excitement and unforgettable thrills!
Saturday, October 28 Monsters Ball
- Reserved Table for 4 – $275 ($68.75/seat) includes bottle of champagne & trick-or-treat swag bag
- Reserved Cocktail Table for 2 – $140 includes $10 complimentary drinks & trick-or-treat swag bag
Doors creak open at 7pm to performances, continuing into the wee hours. It’ll blow your mind while tickling your spine. Spinning gnasty gnarly grooves for the evening will be All Hail Pan. The blow-out killer stage show opens with spirited musical ballads by the Blood Feud Family Singers, with up-tempo down-hearted waxing poetic-philosophical country-fried hostility for sentimental haters promises you a frolicking horrific time. Following a brief stage emotional breakdown, the stage will come alive again conjured up by the Haus of Prowl with their off-beat bizarre eclectic kinky Ghoulesque Show. Performances that cross a few lines between damned gory, a bit bloody and a lot sexy, stirring in a dash of erotic with a twisted decadence and depravity inducing spinal erections, then tossed in together to appease the tease, resulting in unusual levels of onstage morbidity. Elixirs du jour will flow: VooDoo Ranger is bringing his ATOMIC PUMPKIN and Juicy Haze, Fat Tire, Spider Venom y mas. Attending foodie bugs get an exceptional treat of culturally unique gnarly foods to gnaw on by Rise Phx with a frankenstienian culinary fusion of Lebanese and Mexican cuisines: Presenting a custom designed deviously distinctive menu for your Monsters Ball. Hungry zombies have no need to seek food order in advance and have your dinner here at the monsters Ball. Pre-order your Monsters Delight Platter with a wide variety of possibilities appealing to monsters of all tastes, including vegetarian options.
November 3-18, 2023
Big Rock Candy Mountain: Solo Exhibit by Aimee Shattuck
Opening Artists’ Reception: First Friday, November 3rd – 6-10pm
Aimee Shattuck is a Phoenix based artist transplanted to the Phoenix art scene in 2011 and has been a catalyst and activating artists throughout the valley since arriving. Aimee has always created in the style of “Magical Realism”, painting images of entities in other realms. Characters often seem human-like in mannerism but are involved in imaginary sequences that question the legitimacy of their status as a human.
In this new series of oil paintings, “Big Rock Candy Mountain”, Aimee continues to awaken the mystery of dimensions. The series tells the story of a group of humans who stumble into the realm of Big Rock Candy Mountain, a parallel universe that is governed by Candy. In “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” the candy is symbolic of success, and all that comes in its pursuit. Aimee draws from her own experience as a young adult who’s trying to find some sort of means to an end by perusing a creative life. Each piece in the series portrays a different result of being in pursuit of success.
December 1, 2023 – January 5, 2024
LIGHTHOUSE – December 1, 2023 – January 5, 2024
Opening Artists’ Reception – 6pm to 10pm – Free
With gallery lights off, art emits light installed throughout gallery and into the gardens. Infused interactive light installations creating a transcendent aesthetic experience. 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. If it glows, flickers, flashes, video, neon, shines in a darkened room. And one room dedicated to UV reactive arts.
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.”