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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

"Indispensable dispensables- 
lessons to still be learned"

Lee Berger

Exhibition March 1st-31st, 2015
Reception: First Friday, March 6th, from 7-9


Art Detour 27! 
Saturday & Sunday, March 7th and 8th, Both days!

This is the TWENTY-SEVENTH year of this two-day celebration that invites the public to meet the artists and explore the art spaces that fill our community with color-- and there'll be a whole lotta color at Practical Art all weekend long! 
Come by on Saturday to meet some of the instructors from The Bergamot Institute who run our summer kids classes! Get a glimpse at some of the classes, and heck, maybe even sign up the kiddos for a slew of 'em! 
What else? My, my! The work of 120 local craft artisans, snacks, drinks, and general merriment-- how's that sound?!

March 2015

"Indispensable dispensables - 
lessons to still be learned"
Lee Berger
Exhibition March 1st-31st, 2015
Reception: First Friday, March 6th, from 7-9

Lee's paintings speak to this relationship in both subject and material, employing the imagery and debris of life, my life, along with the paint. These works posit a deep bond with our surroundings, and question whether we can release our attempt to control nature enough to let it nourish us?

Socrates Cafe 

Sunday, February 1st & 15th, 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!

Tuesday, March 10th, 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

Third Friday Happy Hour & Field Trip!
Friday, March 20th, 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 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!

Woodworkers Source Contest Reception
Saturday, March 21st from 5pm-7pm

If you enjoy marveling at beautiful custom hand-made 
woodworking projects, you'll get a kick out of this custom-made lidded wood box exhibit! Come by practical art for a chance to see and talk with all of the talented Arizona woodworkers who are participating in this Woodworkers source contest! 

Feel Good Flow-for Free Arts
Sunday March 22nd from 9:30am-11am

The Yoga Party is all about, fun! 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 scones and refreshments to make this an all around awesome start to your Sunday! This class is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Class is $12 per person with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center for Nature Conservation. To reserve you space click here!

A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, Mach 27th, 2015 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Phoenix Zoo

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: Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center for Nature Conservation