Here’s Your Guide to the First Friday in February in Downtown Phoenix

It’s going to be a cold first Friday in downtown Phoenix tonight, February 4, but don’t let that deter you from checking out all the new art there is to see.

Here are our picks for this month’s art walk. Dress warmly (and don’t forget your mask).

TROUVE:RE Contemporary

In our culture of excess, it can be hard to remember that simple things can actually have a bigger impact than complicated things. At FOUND:RE Contemporary, 1100 North Central Avenue, inside the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, artists explore this concept in “Less is More: A Minimalism Exhibition”.

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See Immobility exhibited in “Less Is More: A Minimalist Exhibition” at FOUND:RE Contemporary.

TROUVE:RE Contemporary

Artists Lucas Knowles and Mary Meyer create works that seem simple but have great artistic and emotional weight.

Audrey Galat, Curator of Arts and Culture at FOUND:RE, says, “Less is More” is about the simple beauty that minimalism offers to the eye and serves as an exploration of what shapes and colors mean. must be reduced to the essentials in the contemporary. art.”

An artists’ reception will take place tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. The show continues until Saturday, March 26.

Cahokia PHX


“Rhinestone BBoy – A Boogie Gallerie x Cahokia Art Show” represents not only a collaboration between artists and art institutions, but a blending of cultures and aesthetics. According to guest curator Randy L Barton, “Rhinestone Bboy” is inspired by the “original outlaw style, uniting western cowboy aesthetics with bboying and hip-hop culture”.

The show, which is presented within the Cahokia PHX Indigenous Arts Collaboration, will feature art, fashion, music and culture from creators such as Jesse Little Bird, Chadwick Uptain and Tomahawk Band.

Cahokia PHX is located at 707 North Third Street, #130. Show times are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The lost leaf

Local artist James B. Hunt, better known as NXOEED, recently put out a call for “Curses,” the show he hosted for The Lost Leaf this month: “If you’re reading this, you are invited to participate,” the flyer reads. “Bring your shit. We hang until the walls are full. So you know you’re going to get an eclectic assortment of work from local designers, including Pete Petrisko, Kristin Wesley, Hector Fernando and Mary Ettner.

Click to enlarge Splintered by Pete Petrisko is part of the "Curses" collective exhibition at The Lost Leaf.  - PETE PETRISKO

Bursts by Pete Petrisko is part of the group exhibition “Curses” at The Lost Leaf.

Pete Petrisko

The hours for Lost Leaf tonight are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; at 9 p.m., Intentrification will begin spinning tunes. The Lost Leaf is located at 914 North Fifth Street.

Click to enlarge Dunes to Dusk is part of Tara Sharpe's solo exhibition at Sisao Gallery.  - TARA SHARPE

dunes at dusk is part of Tara Sharpe’s solo exhibition at Sisao Gallery.

Tara Sharpe

Sisao Gallery

Sisao Gallery, located at 1501 Grand Avenue in the Grand Avenue Arts District, will open a new solo exhibition by Tara Sharpe from 6-10 p.m. tonight. Sharpe’s paintings explore “themes of transformation and transcendence while challenging conventional perceptions of beauty and reorganizing mythological concepts of female divinity,” according to the gallery.

Click to enlarge Get naughty tonight at Alwun House.  - LYNN TRIMBLE

Get naughty tonight at Alwun House.

Lynn Trimble

Alwun House

First Fridays can be a family affair, but you might want to leave the kids at home when you visit Alwun House tonight. The artsy enclave at 1204 East Roosevelt Street is hosting First Friday with a Kink tonight from 6-10 p.m. Show up for adult-themed artwork, BDSM clothing and accessories, contemporary jazz music from the Trio Salado, and food from the Island Boyz Jerk Spot. a truck.

Roosevelt artwork

No one chooses to be an artist for the money. That’s why Roosevelt ArtWorks’ latest exhibit, 1330 West Roosevelt Street, is called “Passion Projects: Creative Labors of Love.” From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., immersive works by Freya Colangelo, Shawn Vermillion, Kristin Wesley, Carree Meyers and more will be on display. You can experience the art with the music of Lux Kiddo, Tio, Rona and Janktown Beats.

Click to enlarge Red roof by Marissa Vidrio.  - MARISSA VIDRIO

red roof by Marissa Vidrio.

Marissa Vidrio

Five15Arts @ Chartreuse

In her solo exhibition “Generous Nature”, artist Marissa Vidrio embellishes her colorful monochrome serigraphs with needle and thread. Vidrio’s subjects are simple and serene objects: a flower, a small house on a hill, a prickly pear. The gallery states: “Seeing them in a new light, the gifts of nature are revealed, inspiring her unique mixed media works. … Vidrio’s fine stitches contrast with his bold strokes, adding detail and dimension to the work that rewards the viewer’s gaze. particular attention.”

Five15 Arts is located at 1301 Grand Avenue. First Friday hours are 6-9pm

Howland Studio Gallery

A little north of the traditional First Friday neighborhood, a show at The Hive, 2222 North 16th Street, will celebrate the anniversary of Arizona’s statehood. Howland Studios Gallery will present “For the Love of Arizona”, featuring works by Reid Woodward, Stacy Holmstedt, Cassandra Ledezma and many more. Reception opening hours tonight are 6pm to 9pm

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