The fall arts season continues to unfold with fantastic shows to discover this First Friday in November.  Here’s another premium short list to get you started. Also, tonight Artlink will pilot a new First Friday Trolley Tour, by rolling out a new trolley route and two new park and ride trolley hubs.

In addition to the current hub at the Phoenix Art Museum, there will be a new hub at 15th and Grand Aves (in the Grand Avenue Arts District), and another at Arizona Center.

Park at any one of these locations and catch the FREE Artlink First Friday trolley that makes it easy to go from one arts area to another.

Trolleys will run in a complete circuit, stopping at each of the hubs in approximately 15-minute intervals. Maps will be available on the trolleys, which make a regular loop on the circuit from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. THE LAST CIRCUIT IS AT 9:30 PM, so make sure you’re heading back to your car or light rail stop by that time. Get the full details on the new route and hubs on the Artlink website.

The next best thing to the trolley ride is the METRO Light Rail line that connects you with Practical Art at Central Ave. and Camelback Rd, Phoenix Art Museum, the Roosevelt/Central stop, and the arts experiences available in the downtown core. THERE IS A FEE to ride Light Rail.

  • Alwun House
    1204 E. Roosevelt St.
    Nov 1: Neitherworld exhibit opening, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The Coe House Gallery
    365 N. 4th Ave.
    Nov. 1: opening reception for Livingroom exhibition by Randal Wilson, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • First Studio
    631 N. 1st Ave.
    Nov. 1: Mad Hatter Group Show and Mad Hatter’s Ball, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Five15 Arts
    515 E. Roosevelt
    Nov. 1: opening reception for Pyrophoric exhibit by Susan Risi, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery
    Bragg Pie Factory, 1301 Grand Ave., Suite 2B
    Nov. 1: Carl Hayden Day of the Dead show, the 12th Annual Nuevo Regreso (The New Trip Home), 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • monOrchid
    214 E. Roosevelt
    Nov. 1:  Bokeh Gallery First Friday opening for Rotting the Barrel?  6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • {9} The Gallery
    1229 Grand Ave.
    Gallery with coffee and e-cig vape lounge
  • Phoenix Center for the Arts
    1202 N. 3rd Street
    Family Fridays – Drop-off center for young artists (K-6th grade). Kids create art with adult supervision, while you visit First Friday galleries. $5 per child.
  • Practical Art
    5070 N. Central Ave.
    Nov. 1: Opening reception for Robots and What Nots! by Jordan-Alexander Thomas , 7 to 9 p.m.; regular hours M-F 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • R. Pela Contemporary Art
    335 W. McDowell
    Nov. 1: opening reception for Pop and Circumstance II: Janet de Berge Lange with Peter Mars and Kristin Forbes-Mullane, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.