Since you’ll already be headed out to make the most of your Friday evening, here are a few exhibits to make your night a little more memorable. From independent exhibits, to one-night-only shows and more, June’s Third Friday has it all. More info always available on Artlink’s website.

Mount Lemon by Brian Medrano, Sabino High School. Courtesy of Herberger Gallery.

Adventures in Nature
Arizona Highways and The Nature Conservancy in Arizona have selected ten student photographers as part of a state-wide photo contest to display some of their awe-inspiring works as part of a professional exhibit at the Herberger Gallery. Using lens and light, these promising students have captured the state’s beauty in all its glory. Come celebrate from 6-8 p.m., located at 455 N Third St.

This one-night-only exhibition will premiere at the Grand Art Haus before being packed back up and heading out east to the Arno Maris Gallery at Westfield State University in Massachusetts for its September show dates. So, don’t miss your chance to witness the work of talented artist James B. Hunt. Better known as NXOEED in certain circles, this artist combines form with abstract currents of undulating colors, filled with hidden messages. Come discover something before it’s gone. Doors are from 6-10 p.m., located at 1501 Grand Ave.

Courtesy of James B. Hunt

Malinda’s Rising Mural Dedication
It’s not often in downtown Phoenix that we actually get a mural dedication event. Join artists Hugo Medina and Darrin Armijo-Wardle in the Goldwater Room of the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Enjoy refreshments and hear from the artists themselves about bringing this bold new piece to life in the heart of Phoenix. Event will take place from 6:30-9 p.m., located at 50 E Adams St.

Courtesy of Rhetorical Galleries.

Sizzle Series Vol. 2
Rhetorical Galleries and nueBOX are proud to present an evening of movement and metamorphosis. Join several of Arizona’s rising dancers and choreographers as they transform the shipping containers on Roosevelt into a stage of majesty that will challenge your perception and inspire your creative mind. Located at 408 E Roosevelt, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Science with a Twist
The Arizona Science Center hosts an animated evening that is “not for kids.’’ Featuring characters form some of television’s animated series that are adult friendly, this night promises to bring back some fond memories and make you feel like a kid again. In addition to the animated elements of the evening, there will also be a DJ, refreshments, exploding watermelons and much more! Tickets are $7.95 and doors are from 6-10 p.m.. Located at 600 E Washington St.