Image courtesy of monOrchid

Phoenix families are invited to get out of the heat and enjoy a day of art and culture in downtown Phoenix.

The First Annual monOrchid Family Day event will take place Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery is currently showing a summer group exhibition entitled “Thermal PHX,” which features a variety of art suitable for every age.

“At monOrchid we feel it is essential to provide the community with amazing art and events…to engage the community,” said Nicole Royse, monOrchid Associate Curator.

The scheduled festivities do just that, beginning with kids yoga, interactive arts & craft tables, plus live painting by artist Jayme Blue who is also featured in exhibition.

There will be live music by members of Tres Lunas and food donated by Carly’s, Pallets, Urban Cookies Bakeshop, and Brilliant Sky Bakery.

Local author Heather Tad will do a live reading of A Tale of a Tombstone, Arizona Tortoise, a book illustrated by her husband local art Tad Smith.

If you want to take home a souvenir to remember the day, Hip Veggies will be selling “A Pear to Remember” tote bag designed by local artist Rafael Navarro (see it here). The sales will benefit the residents of the Westward Ho.

If you go

What: First Annual monOrchid Family Day

Date:  Saturday, July 27, 2013

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: monOrchid, 214 E. Roosevelt St.

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