First Friday in Phoenix: 5 Things to Do December 6

Categories: Events, Visual Art

Courtesy of Halt Gallery
Rossitza Todorova's Untitled - Tumble (2013) is mixed media on a panel.
Whether you're heading out for the people-watching, partying, or (surprise!) to check out fresh works of art this First Friday, here are Jackalope Ranch's top picks for shows and events not to miss this evening.

Halt Gallery's "Roaming with Abandon" @ Modified Arts
Becky Nahom and Julia Bruck have big ideas. The two have worked together and separately as curators, and now they're teaming up to open their own gallery. Well, sort of. Halt Gallery is a mobile curating project the duo co-founded. Essentially, they'll conceptualize exhibitions, aiming to pair work with spaces that aren't always traditional. "Not all art is meant to hang in a gallery," Nahom said in a recent interview with New Times' culture blog, Jackalope Ranch.

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They haven't exactly branched out location-wise, as their first show under the Halt banner is "Roaming with Abandon," which features work from Jonathan Cross, Kerstin Dale, William LeGoullon, and Rossitza Todorova, is on display at Modified Arts. But considering the pair's dabbling in public art, we wouldn't be surprised to see them curate a game-changing showstopper soon. "Roaming" is on view through Saturday, December 14, at 407 East Roosevelt Street. Hours Saturday, November 30, are noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Visit or call 602-462-5516. -- Becky Bartkowski

Location Info


Modified Arts

407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

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630 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ

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R. Pela Contemporary Art

335 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

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805 W. Madison St., Phoenix, AZ

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