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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

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


A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Phoenix Children's Hospital

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 Children's Hospital

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

Journey from 1885 to 1986 to meet women who explored and discovered our world. These pioneers redefined gender roles, proving that women could sail, fly, ride, and swim as well as any man. This exhibition features artwork in embroidery and watercolor paintings.

February 2015

A Collaboration 
Becky Frehse and Jane Kelsey-Mapel
Exhibition: February 1st-28th, 2015
Reception: First Friday February 6th, from 7-9 

Becky Frehse and Jane Kelsey-Mapel's collaboration is based on mutual respect and an enduring willingness to trust each other's aesthetic judgment. Their mixed media works marry the art and craft of the doll maker, puppeteer, model maker and folk artist with the finesse of traditional fine art painters and sculptors. The resulting work is an exuberant mélange, playful yet poignant in its exploration of contemporary and ancient themes.

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!

Candle making event benefiting Free Arts of Arizona!
Friday February 8th from 10am-12pm

Join us and Standard Wax for a fun, interactive workshop where you will make and decorate your own candle. We will provide the ceramic vessel and art supplies for you to make the container as unique as you are, and you will also get to mix and pour your own wax! 
Click here for more info and to purchase your ticket!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2014 from 7pm-8:30pm
Hosted by Jake Friedman,
Featuring Patience Briggs!

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, February 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!