Bundle up and get ready for a night of firsts and finals during this months downtown art walk. Additional information about First Friday, including a new trolley route, can be found on the Artlink website.


3 experiences, 3 stories and 3 artists. Featuring the work of Manny Burruel, Robert Denning and Galen Hasenpflug. This exhibition explores the individuality of experience captured through a variety of mediums and techniques from the perspective of each artist. First Studio is located at 631 N 1st Ave and will be open from 6-10 p.m.

3x3, courtesy of First Studio.

3×3, courtesy of First Studio.

“La Dolce Vita Garden Party”

Celebrate the newly opened exhibitions by designer Gianfranco Ferre with the Phoenix Art Museum this Friday as they host an evening of high-end fashion and design, complete with entertainment, food, drinks, local exhibits and much more. By the way, its free!  You are encouraged to “gussy up” and get down tonight at 7 p.m.

“Don’t Let the Name Fool You”

Expose yourself to a double dose of delicious at the premiere solo show of self-taught sculptor Tom Deadstuff, featuring a performance by Fairy Bones, named New Times 2015 “Best Local Band.”  Deadstuff brings fantasy to life through his whimsical, bizarre, eclectic depictions of figures from popular culture, folk lore and the occult. Tickets are available for this must-see-show at the Alwun House at 7 p.m.

Courtesy of Tom Deadstuff.

Courtesy of Tom Deadstuff.

“Never Without Shadow”

Featuring the new, extraordinary collage work of Aileen Frick depicting familiar local landscapes through an interesting technique which combines torn paper and oil paint, “revealing an uncommon view on daily life” – the results of which are breathtaking.  Come by 9 the Gallery at 1229 Grand Ave from 6-10 p.m.


Join downtown for the final First Friday spent at Paz Cantina before the site is demolished later this month.  There will be live music, food, drinks, activities and more. Although Paz is not technically a gallery, it offers a unique destination for art seekers. With over a dozen murals from different local artists surrounding the building, Paz is a veritable outdoor gallery located at 1011 N. 3rd St.