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Along with the regularly featured functional art by over 100 Arizona artists, we also host
 an emerging Arizona visual artist for a month long solo show on our gallery wall. 

Our Current Show

"Turn Them into Trees" by Shannon Youso

Exhibition: July 1st-31st, 2015


Kids Art classes with The Bergamot Institute
Thursday's in July, from 5pm-6:30pm

Classes are for kiddos (parents are welcome too!), ages 7-12, who'll participate in an hour and a half of learning about a variety of arts with informative instruction and engaging, hands-on arts activities with The Bergamot Institute. Each activity is structured so that tasks can be easily accomplished by younger students but with broad parameters to allow older students to exercise their imagination and take many of the projects a step further. 

For more info and to sign up for a class CLICK HERE!

Feel Good Flow Yoga
Friday July 10th, 2015 from 5:30pm-7pm
Hosted by The Yoga Party AZ

Come enjoy some yoga with Ashley, she fuses her knowledge of alignment with a mindful flow, infectious beats by 
DJ Soloman and a long savasana. We will provide snacks and refreshments to make this an all around awesome start to your Friday evening! This class is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

For more info & to purchase a ticket click here!

July 2015

"Turn Them into Trees" by Shannon Youso
Exhibition: July 1st-31st, 2015
Reception for the Artist: First Friday July 3, 7-9

Drawing from her experience working with individuals living with mental illness and volunteering with families experiencing homelessness and poverty, Shannon found inspiration in the practice of “turning people into trees” (Ram Dass, On Self Judgment). This series takes a whimsical approach in depicting some of the internal struggles that many of us face, in an effort to address these subjects with compassion, for the purpose of acceptance and appreciation of ourselves and each other.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 from 7pm-8:30pm
Hosted by Jake Friedman

Come hang out in an indoors, relaxed atmosphere and share your passions and insights with a welcoming audience. Bring along poetry, flash fiction, or any other word-craft pieces that respect typical time allowances for group readings. We expect an hour of open mic with first come, first serve sign-ups; the last half an hour will feature one local wordsmith. If you are interested in featuring, please e-mail

Third Friday Happy Hour & Field Trip

Friday, July 17th, Happy Hour: 5pm-7pm

Join us from 5pm-7pm at practical art, and hang out with other art lovers in our community. Everyone who joins us will be entered in a drawing; this month we will be giving away 5 Practical Art $15 GIFT CARDS.

At 7pm let the adventure begin! We will head out to our selected PHX ARTS COMMUNITY destination. We hope you'll join us and make this even more of a community occasion!

Socrates Cafe 

Sunday, July 5th & 19th, 2015 from 3pm-5pm 

Don't be don't need to know anything about philosophy. Socrates Cafe is a way to participate in (or observe) an in-person, engaging conversation between actual humans. It's a dying art, so throw away your cell phones and join us! Anyone and everyone is welcome to chat, listen, or shop!

A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, July 24th, 2015 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Phoenix Center for the Arts

A $5 donation gets you a slice of a Vonceil's Pies creation! A $10 donation or $25 purchase at the shop gets you as many in-house tastings as you'd like! The delectables, from Vonceil's Pies, have previously included Banana Peanut Butter Cream & Strawberry Jalapeno. Bring your own plate or pick up a handmade one on the spot to keep things eco-conscious! 
All donations, and 10% of all sales during the event will be donated to Phoenix Center for the Arts

August 2015

"This Way to Earth" by Bill Dambrova 
Exhibition: August 1st-31st, 2015
Reception for the artist: First Friday Aug 7th, 7-9