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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

"Electric Love" by Julio Cesar Rodarte

 May 1- May 31
Reception: First Friday May 1st, from 7pm-9pm


A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, May 29th, 2015 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Daring Adventures

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, from Vonceil's Pies, have previously included Banana Peanut Butter Cream & 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 Daring Adventures.

May 2015

"Electric Love" by Julio Cesar Rodarte
Exhibition: May 1- May 31

Even as a young boy on his parents’ farm in Zacatecas, Mexico, Julio Cesar Rodarte sought beauty in the small things. In the fields, he collected organic matter with strong geometries and developed the geometries further in his sketches. Today, Rodarte continues to craft beauty out of hardship. Despite his frustrations with immigration, sexual identity politics, education, and depression, his canvases have become sites for the creation of balance and order. His works host joyous colors designed to radiate positive energy.

June 2015

"The 80's Portrait Show" by Jon Arvizu
Exhibition: June 1- June 30 
Reception for the Artists: First Friday, June 5th, 7-9

Tuesday, June 9th, 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

Socrates Cafe 

Sunday, June 7th & 21st, 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!

Third Friday Happy Hour & Field Trip

Friday, June 19th, 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 Modified Arts, our selected PHX ARTS COMMUNITY destination. We hope you'll join us and make this even more of a community occasion!