Quality Inn & Suites Downtown
202 East McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 528-9100
Fax: (602) 258-7259
202 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004
- Phone: (602) 528-9100
- Fax: (602) 258-7259
Arts & Museums
One of the largest in the Southwest, the Phoenix Art Museum includes a staggering collection of exhibits from the world over. Permanent displays in this facility include miniature interiors as well as 20th-century art. Featured pieces cover contemporary art and fashion design with international exhibits from Europe, Asia, Latin America as well as Western America. Interactive, hands-on activities are featured for kids at the PhxArtKids space. Traveling displays are often included in the museum's highlights. Exhibits include popular works by Sui Jianguo, Lawrence Weiner and Pete Wegner.
Founded in 1981, the Arizona Jewish Historical Society protects and promotes the history of the Jewish people in Arizona. Run by the society, the Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center houses a museum gallery that displays the contributions of the Jewish people to various industries as well as agriculture and commerce. The museum houses an extensive archive including voice and video recordings of the locals. The Society also conducts regular programs and discussions that encourage dialog between generations and rental spaces available for corporate and social functions.
Organizing a variety of events and activities, the Phoenix Center For The Arts is an ever buzzing attraction in the city. The center covers art exhibitions at their gallery, drama, music and dance at their theater, and outreach programs for enthusiasts of all ages. Working with the local community, the center brings local talent to the stage and involves the youth with their host of scheduled classes and workshops. They even offer rental spaces for rehearsals and parties. Watch performances by the City Jazz group and the Carefree Theater Company among others. For more on the facilities and happenings, do check out their website.
The Phoenix trolley Museum started out as a project by a group of enthusiasts. In 1978, the museum was officially established, featuring their first purchase, the remains of an authentic Phoenix streetcar. Since then, the museum has grown and features a variety of exhibits that once ran on the streets and rails of Arizona.The museum allows visitors entry only after scheduling an appointment, so do contact the museum before you visit.
Spend a few hours at Garfield Galleria; a simple structure that houses 13 spaces of varying sizes dedicated to art and art exhibition. The galleries and working studios within are owned and rented by independent artists and host special events through the month. While certain spaces are fixed in terms of artist or medium, the others make way for an ever changing schedule of art appreciation. For instance, Studio 200E functions both as a studio and gallery space for photographer Margaret Wright. And at Marisabel's Studio Boutique, visitors can study her paintings while also picking up pieces of jewelery created by her. Garfield Galleria provides an eclectic mix for all art buffs.
GreenHAUS Boutique and Gallery is a truly unique space that houses an eclectic collection of modern furniture, jewelry and art. The gallery's exhibits feature a different artist every month, drawing artists and collectors from all over the country. The boutique offers original furniture by Cole Reed in addition to beautiful pieces of jewelry and accessories, designed to add a little beauty to your life.
Founded in the 1920s by Dwight B. and Marie Bartlett Heard, this museum houses tributes to Native American art and culture. At the Heard Museum, permanent displays are showcased along with traveling exhibits displaying the rich heritage of the people. The center was renovated to include an educational facility called the Ullman Learning Center. Free tours are offered daily and there's plenty of parking space. See website for more details.
Modified Arts is different from any other traditional art gallery as it hosts performing arts events too. This place started out as a popular venue for live music but slowly earned the reputation of being an art gallery as well. Bringing together local, national and global artists, exhibitions schedules here are popular with local art buffs,. No two days are alike, so it doesn't matter if you are there for the first or the fiftieth time as your experience is bound to be a unique one. The gallery also available for rent by the day or week and is perfect for a variety of events, be it meetings, weddings or photo shoot. Check website for more.
Eye Lounge is a gallery run collectively by artists and committed to promoting upcoming talent. Established in 1999, the artists used to host group exhibitions at Ice House and Mesa Contemporary Arts until they moved to this address in 2001. The low ceiling space that opens on to a larger room and a small back room gives the gallery a sophisticated feel. Visitors will be delighted by the range of artworks that cover a variety of genres, theme and medium. The local art community look forward to special exhibitions hosted by the gallery on the first Friday of every month.
At the Pravus Gallery, creativity is showcased in various forms, spread across genres, themes and mediums. It features creative expressions of a number of independent artists and the space is large enough two accommodate two exhibits at a time. This gallery is the collective venture by local curators, The Molten Brothers with Mike Goodwin and Kenneth Richardson, and owners of Perihelion Arts - Douglas Grant and Amy Young. Exhibitions are regularly scheduled and cover various mediums including photography, sculpture, painting and printmaking. For contemporary art buffs coming to Phoenix, this gallery is a must stop.
A uniquely named establishment, Five15 Arts is a gallery that has exhibited works of various contemporary artists like Deborah Hodder, Jimmy Fike, Kathryn Maxwell and others. A collective venture by like-minded artists, the works displayed at the gallery cover new age genres and mediums. Regularly scheduling openings and exhibitions, the gallery is can be visited every first and third Friday of the month, from 5p to 9p. Visit website for more details on featured artists and upcoming events.
The Paulina Miller Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that provides the public with high quality art and styles of different genres. The gallery tries to exhibit the work of established artists, but also represents several other artists from Phoenix. The exhibits display sculptures, paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, film, video and music. The gallery participates in the First Friday Art Walk and Annual Art Detour—events that provide free access to the public. The place can also be rented for events and social dos.