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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



"Before Dawn" by Alexandra Bowers
Exhibition: December 1-31, 2014
Reception for the Artist: Friday Dec 12th, from 7-9pm



UPCOMING EVENTS AT PRACTICAL ART!


December 2014


A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, December 26th, 2014 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: St Vincent De Paul

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 (made by our favorite sister/helper Karen Olson) have previously included 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:http: St. Vincent De Paul





"Before Dawn" by Alexandra Bowers
Exhibition: December 1-31, 2014
Reception for the Artist: Friday Dec 12th, from 7-9pm


For a single captivating night during the hot summer months, cactus flora known as Night Cereus choose to bloom. Creatures eager for sustenance pollinate them during the night. As the sun rises to heat the following day, the blooms fold, collapse into themselves, and fall from the cactus. What began in the night as often unnoticed white blossoms ends as a black mass scorched by the summer sun, but pregnant with possibility for the coming year. “Before Dawn” is a study of these exquisite species of flowers and of the creatures that are ready, on that one night, to pollinate them. Together, flowers and creatures continue the cycle year after year, but only one night at a time.




January 2015

"Les Femmes Fierce: an exploration of female trailblazers" by Jennifer Campbell
Exhibition: January 2nd-31st, 2015
Reception for the Artist: Friday January 2nd, from 7-9


Go on a journey from 1885 to 1986 as you are introduced to the important women in history to explore and discover the world. These pioneers redefined gender roles, proving that women could sail, fly, ride, and swim just as well as any man. This exhibition features artwork in embroidery and watercolor paintings.









Socrates Cafe 

Sunday, January 4th & 18th, 2015 from 3pm-5pm 


Don't be afraid...you 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!








UPTOWN P.E.N.
Tuesday, January 13th, 2014 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 info@practical-art.com.