It’s that time again: First Friday! And you know what that means – it’s time to scope out some amazing artwork from both established and upcoming local artists in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Be sure to visit ArtLink for more info on getting around to the different art districts and more.
Phoenix Center for the Arts welcomes the three newest members of the Five15 Arts Collective. Katy O’Connor, featuring her latest observation paintings, Daniel Friedman, featuring his pixel paintings and Turner G. Davis, featuring his new 3-dimentional series. Doors open from 6-9 p.m., located at 1202 N 3rd Street. More info here.
More Art on Moreland
A new program celebrating the arts community and First Friday is launching between 2nd and 3rd street on Moreland across from the Phoenix Center for the Arts. Come scope out this art festival microcosm, complete with beer garden, food trucks and of course, tons of art! P.S. donate your old instrument at the launch event which will go to the Phoenix Union Bioscience High School Art Club. From 4-10 p.m., more info here.
Channels, Frequencies and Sequences
Hosted by Four Chambers Press, the Phoenix Art Museum will feature the release of their latest book, a collection of poetry by Michael Brooks Cryer. This series of poems “takes personality and turns it into a playlist” says Cryer, as he expands on the notion of daily routines and how they mimic sequences in a computer. Event will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and as always, the museum is free on First Friday. More info here.
New City Studio ‘’passes the mic to some of our cities most valuable voices” this First Friday as they open their youth studio featuring works from several student artists with something to say. Using sculpture, painting, drawing and poetry to capture the sounds of their soul, these students are baring it all. Come take a listen from 6-9 p.m., located at 1300 N Central Ave. More info here.
Liquidity- Reflections on Water
As the weather heats up, it’s important to be reminded of how cool we can be. Chill out with artists Barbara Kemp Cowlin, Ellen Nemetz and Linda Pullinsi as they reveal the simple pleasures and magic found on the surface of water. Come see what’s reflected back from 6-9 p.m., located at First Studio at 631 N 1st Ave. More info here.
Vatos Raised on Tacos
The late-night Luna Culture Lab opens its doors from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. featuring a host of local artist and photographers including Foser-Spawk and Niba and many more, all of which are “vatos raised on tacos!” Come out and take a bite and savor the culture, located at 803 E Washington Street.