Third Friday is a great way to discover some of the best galleries in downtown for the month of August. Being the second art walk of the month, it is typically a little slower in pace, making it easier to meet the artists and gallery operators. Not to mention all the great places to grab a drink and a bite along the way, making for eventful night full of possibilities. You can find more info about Third Friday on Artlink Phoenix’s website, but here are a few exhibits you may enjoy.
Sussland and Sullivan
Modified Arts is happy to present an exhibit that highlights the ever beautiful and inspirational desert landscape that calls to so many artists, both young and veteran. This exhibit will feature new-coming photographer, Ryan ‘Buzzy’ Sullivan who explores the reshaping of the Wild West through his lens, as well as veteran artist, Karolina Sussland who will feature a depiction of a more personal story. Together, they create one, “honest” vision of the Sonoran Desert you won’t want to miss. Open from 6-9 p.m. and located at 407 E. Roosevelt St.
Can you say that five times fast? Us either… however, this exhibit will leave you more than tongue tied. Rhetorical Galleries is proud to present Emily Ritter, an artist who is taking a stand on personal responsibility by repurposing discarded plastic she has accumulated over the past three months and transforming it into artwork. Ritter aims to create a conversation amongst viewers and to inspire them to question their actions and their role in nature. Open from 6-10 p.m. and located at 408 E. Roosevelt St.
Road to Calvary
Abe Zucca just cannot be stopped! He is coming at you with another, fully conceptualized exhibit in his signature style. This show will explore the depth of the human condition in the face of salvation, depicted in an impasto style that lends to the expressive nature of the work itself. If you have yet to scope out Abe Zucca Gallery, now is the time. Open from 7-11 p.m. at 1301 Grand Ave.
Not every artist has their reception in a gallery. In fact, many of us had our humble beginnings in any number of coffee shops, most of which were right here in downtown. Cyra couples her love of mixed media with abstract expressionism through a cascade of colors to create a unique style. Join Songbird Coffee and welcome artist Cyra to the scene from 7:30-9 p.m., located at 812 N. 3rd St.
First Friday can be a bit much for some of us, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss an amazing exhibition. Join Shade Gallery at the MonOrchid for the closing reception of “Deliniation” from Texas artist, Angel Cabrales as he explores the ever dwindling cultural playground built out of rules, restrictions and boarders upon boarders. This large-scale installation may have you thinking twice the next time you run in to a barrier in life. Come take a look between 6-10 p.m., located at 214 E. Roosevelt St.