It might be hot, but hey, that’s Phoenix and it certainly hasn’t stopped us before. So lace up those flip-flops and hit the city streets for an evening of art that is sure to cool you down. As always, more information can always be found at the Artlink website.

Courtesy of Rick Naimark

The Great Escape
Chartreuse Gallery is proud to present local arts advocate and emerging artist, Rick Naimark. His exhibit will feature a host of abstract paintings that “embody the complexity and intensity of Arizona.” Captured in vibrant, characteristic color blends, these pieces are sure to challenge the mind and provide “an escape.” All proceeds during this show will go to help restore the Wurth House. Doors open from 6-10 p.m. and is located at 1301 NW Grand Ave.

To the Power of Five
Join more than 50 local artists as Five15 Arts Gallery hosts its 6th annual group show in a “salon style” showcase of some of the finest art Phoenix has to offer. “The exhibit will include drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, photography and more represented in a myriad of styles and execution.” Doors open from 6-9 p.m., located at 1202 N 3rd St.

Expect Hope
Unexpected and Ustudios are proud to present their exhibit, Expect Hope. This multi-faceted installation piece will include spoken word, imagery and projections for a 360-sensory experience that inspires the idea of hope, healing and harmony. Share your story with community members as they come together for an evening of positivity and celebration. The conversation goes from 6-10 p.m., located at 734 W Polk St.

Courtesy of Unexpected.

The Icehouse Gallery
The Icehouse Gallery is proud to feature the works of Daniel Long, Mark Freedman and Jesse Perry for this month’s installment of First Friday. A healthy blend of concepts and styles, these three professional artists will provide a feast for the eyes in a uniquely stylized setting. Come by and cool down at the Icehouse from 6-10 p.m., located at 429 W Jackson.

Courtesy of Edgar Fernandez.

Identity Empowerment
Swing through and kick it with local artist, Edgar Fernandez this First Friday at 180 Degrees Automotive for his latest exhibit. The show will feature a host of brilliant, Aztec style mask portraits that truly reflect one’s inner-self, shedding some light on where we derive our power from within ourselves and our communities. Open from 6-9 p.m., located at 545 W Mariposa St.

V o i d
Local artist, Abe Zucca has always delivered quality artwork alongside quality concepts. He is most well-known for his impressionist portraits but often branches out to discover new and intriguing areas of the art realm. This show will be no different. Join Abe at his gallery this First Friday for a show that is sure to make you contemplate the ‘voids’ in your life. Doors open from 6-10 p.m., located at 1301 Grand Ave.