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9455 N. Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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Arts & Museums
The People Service Action (PSA) Behavioral Health Agency has set up the Art Awakening program to that creates environment where people with psychological disabilities and adjustment issues can express themselves through art. This studio, one of many in the city, displays paintings and pieces that help the artist to express. The program also promotes singing and creative writings. Various workshops are conducted for youngsters and adults to help build a positive outlook of life.
This shop brings home fresh style with prints from artists of very diverse styles. You'll find thoughtful, appealing stills and panoramas from Dave Wilson, beautiful landscapes of Isabelle Hall and and Julie Gilbert Pollard and thought invoking abstract work of Linda Pullinsi. Other featured art includes the famous work of Robert Hilton, Pat Kofahl, and Louis Mason. More than 2,000 frame styles are offered to preserve your beautiful choice.
As the name suggests, Practical Art sells and exhibits art that are created out of everyday objects and come in use around the house. Not merely for decoration, pieces include glassware, ceramics, jewelry, furniture and even soap. This gallery and shop promotes the work of local artists and kids can be enrolled in workshops that tease their creativity. Practical Art also rents out its gallery space for a range of events. Call ahead for more.
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.
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.
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.
Visit the traditional home of the ancient Hohokam and Patayan peoples who left traces of petroglyphs (rock art) in the Hedgpeth Hills. View more than 1500 of these on a quarter-mile trail. Different interpretations of the designs can be studied at the indoor exhibits. Remember to carry a cap, sunblock, binoculars and plenty of water during your visit. It would be advisable to carry along a notepad to jot down points. Children get an opportunity to create their own petroglyphs out of clay.
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.
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.
Tilt Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery that exhibits works of photographers from the world over. They showcase the works of regional, national, world renowned as well as up coming artists. The gallery holds exhibitions, educating and supporting fine art photography and mixed media projects. Workshops are held by various artists at different times of the year. Photography enthusiasts eagerly await the first and third Friday of every month when special exhibits are displayed. Check the website for hours.
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.