First Friday in Downtown Phoenix: An Illustrated Map and Guide for January 4
Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.
From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.
Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for Jan. 4...
illustration by Claire Lawton click on the image (or
right here) for a full-sized version or find one in a few of the galleries and coffee shops in downtown Phoenix.
- Creators of Ziindi Zine Open 1Spot, a Native Contemporary Art Gallery on Roosevelt Row
- Phoenix Photographer Andrew Pielage to Open the Drive-Thru Gallery on Roosevelt Row
- Daniel Funkhouser Presents "Family Photos" and "Homelands" at Eye Lounge
On the Map:
- Grand Opening @ Drive Thru Gallery
In January, Pielage be operator and curator of the Drive-Thru Gallery -- a space that's held a number of names and been used as a studio for years on Roosevelt Street, behind Th!nk and Five15 Gallery. He snatched up the space around the same time local artists Michelle Ponce and Damian Jim signed a lease on the gallery next door, which now houses 1Spot, a place for contemporary Native artwork.
Pielage says his goal is to show mainly photography, but that he's likely to bring in other forms of artwork. He's planning a grand opening for the gallery during the First Friday of January that will feature his Roadside Gas Station Series, which he created over a two-night trek along State Highway 89, between Flagstaff and Page, and State Highway 77, between Tucson and Globe.
- Ruben Gonzales & Gabriel Sandoval @ The Lab
Gabriel Sandoval's a native Phoenician who grew up in the graffiti and street art world. His work, including portraits and cultural illustrations, will be shown this month alongside metalwork by The Lab's Ruben Gonzales this month. Gonzales says his work will include "Music inspired" themed pieces of metal, bike chains, and gears. The Lab will open at 7 p.m..