13 Favorite Places to See Art in Phoenix
Sarah Hurwitz Quick PHX is out now.
Quick PHX, our annual pocket guide to art, shopping, and partying in Phoenix, is on stands now -- just in time for Viva PHX on Friday, March 7, and Art Detour 26 on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9. Illustrated by Sarah Hurwitz, the hand-held guide will keep you busy this weekend and beyond.
Here are our 13 favorite spots to see art in Phoenix.
See also: 23 Favorite Places to Party in Phoenix
Roosevelt Row Galleries
Though Roosevelt's longest‑running galleries can't be described as old (the early 2000s don't qualify as vintage just yet), they most definitely are reliable when it comes to showing must‑see exhibitions. MonOrchid often offers large‑scale group shows to fill its sprawling space. The comparably teensy artist collective Five15 showcases smaller pieces from its members, including Mary Shindell and Deborah Hodder. For the eager and/or easily distracted, Eye Lounge typically features three exhibitions at a time in its partitioned space. Meanwhile, Modified Arts has hosted shows both traditional and experimental, including last year's "Roaming with Abandon," from mobile curating duo Halt Gallery.
Showcasing contemporary Native American art from creatives on the rise is what 1Spot's all about. In the small space between Fifth and Sixth streets, there's a good chance you'll see works by Jeff Slim, Michelle Ponce, or Damian Jim, all of whom have been featured there in the past. Jim and Ponce run the gallery, and the pair also collaborates on Native
Combine Studios is global art with a local spirit. The space, formerly Holgas, is owned by artists Carrie Marill and Mathew Moore, who work with ASU Art Museum to bring international creatives to live and work in Phoenix. The complex's gallery has displayed works from Clare Patey and Miguel Palma, among many others.
515 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ
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918 N. Sixth St., Phoenix, AZ
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1229 Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
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215 E. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ
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