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
"I'll Paint On Any Thing - Circus Sideshow"
by Jesse Perry
Exhibition: March 1st-March 31st, 2014
Reception for the Artist: First Friday, March 7th from 7pm-9pm
UPCOMING EVENTS AT PRACTICAL ART!
Recycling for Jane
February 6th - April 10th, 2014
Three years ago, the valley lost an incredible, influential, and supportive member of the community, our friend and Practical Art's founder, Jane Reddin. From February 6th until April 10th, we'll be raising funds for the Phoenix Art Museum in her name.
For more information on how you can help please click here.
Art Detour 26!
Saturday & Sunday, March 8th & 9th, from 11am-5pm!
This is the TWENTY SIXTH 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!
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Buffalo Girl Dinner & Art Auction
Thursday, April 10th, from 5-8pm!
Each year, on her birthday, we celebrate the life our late friend and founder by fundraising to support endeavors Jane was passionate about: recycling, community, charity, and art. She was a dynamic woman and an incredibly positive force in the region in so many arenas-- help us preserve her legacy of impact by joining us for a one-night dinner and art auction event.
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"I'll Paint on Anything!"-Circus Sideshow
by Jesse Perry
Exhibition: March 1st-March 31st 2014
Reception for the Artist: First Friday March 7th, from 7-9
Jesse Perry’s show presents an animated look at outcasts. Using a different found object for each piece, the artist portrays society’s awkward villains on the very surfaces they discarded. Characters are forced to fit onto uniquely shaped and challenging surfaces directly reflecting the challenges many people face in everyday society. Struggling to do whatever it takes to "fit in," or in refusing to do so, these characters seem to become "sideshow-freaks" in a very unconventional sense of the term.
Tuesday, March 11th, 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 email@example.com.
Sunday, March 16th, 2014 from 3pm-5pm
*Every First & Third Sunday*
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!
Third Friday Happy Hour
Friday, March 21st, 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 a 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!
Knitting 101 March: Drop-Stitch Scarf!
Saturday, March 22th, 2014 from 12:30-2:30pm
This 3-instructor, all-materials-included class, tops out at 6 sign-ups.... so RSVP quick! This month, the beginner's level class sets you up to learn the basics, learn the drop-stitch, and leave with your very own scarf! In April, you'll be on to the summer scarf! Always a fun afternoon!
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A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, March 28th, 2014 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: The Phoenix Art Musuem
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 this month's charity: The Phoenix Art Museum!
by Terry Pisel & Lisa Olson
Exhibition: April 1-30, 2014
Reception for the artists: Friday, April 4th, from 7-9pm
Native Arizonans, photographers, friends, and now, collaborators, Lisa Olson & Terry Pisel invite you to join them in celebrating Arizona's 102 years of statehood with an unprecedented exhibition at Practical Art of 102 works of art. Wood panels featuring hand-transferred photographs of our many regional landscapes create their ode to our desert home.
Our Six Year Anniversary Celebration!
Saturday, April 19th, 2014 from 11am-5pm
As a big ol' THANK YOU to everyone who's supported us and our 120 local artisans over SIX YEARS (whoa!), we're hosting a FREE, all-day Artist Fair featuring live demonstrations (wood turning, pottery, glass, and more!), interactive work stations, live music, food, bevvies, and as much happy shenanigans as we can pack into a day! Please, come help us celebrate! Meet the artisans! Eat, drink, make!