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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

"HEAT" Practical Art's 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition

Exhibition: July 1st-31st, 2014
Reception for the Artists: Friday July 11th, from 7-9pm


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July 2014

Practical Art's 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition
Exhibition: July 1st-31st, 2014
Reception for the Artists: Friday July 11th, from 7-9pm

“Heat” features works by 11 Arizona artists. Our artists were selected by a panel of jurors for this July show—a month when we can truly understand the steadfast pillars of desert culture. The works, of photography, oil on canvas, wood assemblage, print, and more, embrace the burden that bonds us, the oppressive heat. Come celebrate the brave souls who call this place home.
Participating artists include: 
Barbara Bagan, Alexandra Bowers, Christine Cassano, Brenda Edwards, Kim Gluscic, Kevin Hummelgard, Chet Provorse, Nora J. Steele, Tiera Sue, Jordan Alexander Thomas, Patricia Turpin.

Third Friday Happy Hour & Field Trip!
Friday, July 18th, 2014
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 T-Shirts.
At 7pm let the adventure begin! We will head out to enjoy our selected PHX ARTS COMMUNITY destination. But it's a secret until then--you have to come to practical art to find out where we are heading! We hope you'll join us and make this even more of a community occasion!

Socrates Cafe 

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 3pm-5pm 

*Every First & Third Sunday*

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 25th, 2014 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Rising Youth Theatre 

A $5 donation gets you any 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 (made by our favorite sister/helper Karen Olson of Vonceil's Pies have previously included Hipster Apple, Banana Peanut Butter Cream, and 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: Rising Youth Theatre

 August 2014

"Garden Delights" by Jennifer Gross
Exhibition: August 1-31, 2014
Reception for the Artist: First Friday, Aug 1st, from 7-9

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 from 7pm-8:30pm
Hosted by Jake Friedman,
featuring Kara Roschi!

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