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Echelman Sculpture Finished Today

March 18, 2009 | By

Watch on the live webcam here as the engineers install the netting that will complete “Her Secret Is Patience” as the grounds crew lays sod and finishes the landscaping!

Downtown Lot to Stay Empty

March 17, 2009 | By

The city put out a request for proposals almost two years ago to develop the property, which is managed by the Valley Youth Theatre and located between First and Second streets.

But the city did not receive any responses that fit the criteria of the request for the nearly 28,000 square feet of property and does not anticipate receiving any in the near future, Phoenix Redevelopment Program manager Jeremy Legg said.

Special Performance of Les Misérables to Benefit AzCA

March 17, 2009 | By

On Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the Phoenix Theatre will present a special performance of Les Misérables benefiting Arizona Citizens for the Arts (AzCA). The pre-show reception is from 5:30PM with the performance starting at 6:30PM at Phoenix Theatre.

Tickets for AzCA members are $80 and $100 for non-members. Your ticket includes hors d’oeuvres during the reception and dessert at intermission.

The Next Meeting of the MMDNA

March 17, 2009 | By

The next meeting of the Midtown Museum District Neighborhood Association will be held on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the Century Plaza Condominiums. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30PM as we have Deputy Mayor, Councilman Tom Simplot as our Keynote Speaker for the evening. After the meeting, there will be an opportunity to view the beautiful condos at Century Plaza.

Carolyn Lavender At The Modified

March 16, 2009 | By

Modified Arts is pleased to announce the opening reception for artist Carolyn Lavender Friday March 20th from 6-9 PM.

Phoenix artist, Carolyn Lavender, will be showing the current pieces in her “Journal” series. These paintings are based on collages done in her personal journals, which she as been keeping since age 14.

Spend Third Friday At The Heard Museum

March 16, 2009 | By

Spend the evening at the Heard Museum Southwest by South Pacific style! The Third Friday evening series called NU (Native + You) continues in March with offerings relating to Pacifica. From 5:30 to 9PM, visitors can enjoy the museum, outdoor courtyards, cash bars, live music and dance performances and expert speakers. Arcadia Farms Café, Berlin Gallery and the Shop will be open until 8PM The new exhibition on display, Harry Fonseca: An Artist’s Journey follows the artistic paths of the late painter who was of Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian and Portuguese heritages. Admission to NU is free.

Take The Canalscape Survey

March 15, 2009 | By

ASU and other public and private sector partners are exploring the possibility of creating vital urban hubs where canals meet major streets throughout metro Phoenix. These hubs could range in size and character, depending on community requests. ASU students are conducting a public survey and would like your feedback.

Beware the Brides Of March

March 14, 2009 | By

First, it was massive crowds. Next, there were no pants. Now we have the Brides of March. The Light Rail has obviously arrived. Remember when people said the Light Rail a waste? It has given more life to this city than anything, save the World Series run years ago, ever has. It’s working. People are… Read more

Downtown Phoenix Finalizing Wayfinding Program

March 14, 2009 | By

The Downtown Phoenix Partnership is putting the finishing touches on a wayfinding project – and now they are asking for public input.

Please take a moment and take this brief survey to indicate your preferences. Thank you in advance for taking part in reshaping Downtown Phoenix!

Need Creative Space? Like Historic Buildings?

March 12, 2009 | By

Join other small businesses in this very cool spot, actually being deemed the Creative Spot. Built in1926 as one of the first downtown Phoenix grocery stores, the JB Bayless building has been painstakingly restored by its long-time owner, Joseph Lewis, earning National Historic accreditation. Wood beam trusses, stained concrete floors, concrete pillars, and red brick construction within soaring, 15-foot ceilings create the surrounds. And wide panels that slide on tracks create the private, highly modular environment you desire to explore your creative options!