Turn off the TV, slap on some shoes and set out for an adventure in art during the First Friday Art Walk. With so many great shows in the lineup, you’re sure to find something of interest. As always, more info can be found on the Artlink website.
At the Icehouse
The Icehouse Gallery is thrilled to host a group exhibition featuring local artists Ann Morriss Osgood, Jason Hugger, Throng Nuygen and Joshua Vincent Louchheim. The show will offer a variety of styles and mediums, displayed in an eclectic, modern space complemented by its New York feel. Pop in from 6-10 p.m. and take a look. Located at 429 W. Jackson St.
Pretty/Creepy: The Dainty Little Freak Show Part 2
If you caught part 1 at Bokeh Gallery in 2015, you may have an idea of what to expect; if not, get ready for a ride through the eye of the beholder with artist Daniel Shepherd. Curated by Nicole Royce, this “collage exhibit” juxtaposes repurposed images to create new depictions that tap in to a variety of themes that range from deep emotions to silly showcases. Mix it up at Chartreuse Gallery from 6-10 p.m., located at 1301 Grand Ave.
Heart of the Dragon
There’s nothing like a community driven art show and with more than 50 artists taking part in this fundraising art exhibition, it promises to be a night of positivity and hope. Join the curator of 9 the Gallery, Laura Dragon, as she takes her first steps in the battle against cancer, by supporting local art. Doors will be open from 6-10 p.m. Located at 1229 Grand Ave.
PTSD, The Invisible Scar
Photographer Christopher Boats OShana is a veteran who has used his talent and the magic of photography to tell the silent stories of so many of our veterans suffering from PTSD. The limelight OShana uses casts a hopeful picture in an otherwise dark and gritty setting. Eerily beautiful, this is a show that captivates and awakens. Share your story from 6-10 p.m. at Public Image, located at 333 E. Roosevelt St.
A New New Wave!
The MonOrchid is proud to present and evening that is progressive and flat out fresh. Swing through for the evening’s event as film and art collide to create something New New. Doors open and films rollin’ from 6-10 p.m., located at 214 E. Roosevelt St.
2016 Contemporary Forum Grant Winner Exhibition
Quite the title for this… you guessed it, contemporary art forum exhibition, featuring the 2016 grant winners, which will be up for the duration of the summer in the Marley Gallery at the Phoenix Art Museum. No RSVP required, but do stop by to celebrate the achievements of these artists as they thrust their careers into the world of fine art. Open from 6-9 p.m., located at 1624 Central Ave. and as always, admission is free on First Friday. More info here.