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Great Arizona Puppet Theater
302 W. Latham St.
Puppets aren’t just for moppets anymore, as GAPT presents risqué adults-only shows on occasional weekend nights (even serving alcohol) in addition to the normal kiddy-friendly fare. Regular Hours: Family-style productions occur Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Art Detour: Adults-only Puppet Slam featuring Rude Rabbit Productions, Elastic Theater, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, and others, Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., with $8-$10 admission (an afterparty featuring DJs Johnny, Smite, Djentrification, Ekoe1, and more starts at 11 p.m.).
Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery
222 E. Monroe St.
Hey, Johnny-come-latelies, if you’re quite tardy in arriving to the Herberger for the latest play and need to kill some time until the next applause break, head to this classy-looking gallery and enjoy the themed exhibitions of artists from across Arizona. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; one hour before and during performances; and by appointment. Art Detour: “Drawing Energy” group show with paintings, drawings, and sculpture by more than a dozen artists, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
45 W. Lynwood St.
Talk about old-school. Operating the ceramics studio behind their home for more than three decades, the clay-slinging couple of Gail and Halldor Hjalmarson are still crafting such superior stoneware as a series of wheel-thrown vessels with renderings of Sonoran Desert settings complete with hummingbirds, lizards, and cholla and other unique ceramic works. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: New works, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
627 E. Indian School Rd.
Inside Jose Rivera’s fine-art printing and design shop is a contemporary loftlike gallery with the work of more than 30 artists, including the fantastical surrealist landscape oil paintings of Debra Rivera and the action-packed sports paintings of Mike Sullivan. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-9 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by Rivera, Sullivan, and dozens of others, Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave.
This quaint Celtic cottage is an anomaly amid the skyscrapers of downtown Phoenix, affording the opportunity to view the only privately owned copy of the Book of Kells. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Art Detour:The International Young Artists Competition, featuring work by the youth of Phoenix and 10 sister cities worldwide, is offered inside, while new work by sculptor Patrick Sheehy is featured outside, Friday, 6-10 p.m. (with a traditional Irish dinner by chef Steven Howard at 6 p.m. for $10 and an Irish seisiún at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (with the Phoenix Scottish Pipe Band at 1 p.m.)
316 W. McDowell Rd., No. 200D
Inside his spartanly decorated studio, Jerry Van Wyngarden transforms rugged Arizona mountains and breezy California beaches into broad-stroked swirls and streaks of black or colored ink on pure white paper in his abstract minimalist landscape drawings inspired by nature. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New works shown Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Like Minds Artworks
316 W. McDowell Rd., No. 105
According to Viv Andersen, surrealism doesn’t have to be dark, which is why her mixed-media paintings contain playful, bizarre imagery (such as a motorcycle-riding bear) and mesh well with the similar innocence of studio mate Suzanne O’Malley’s floral watercolors. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New works, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
15 E. Jackson St., Ste. 206
The photographs taken by Linda Ingraham pack a powerful emotional punch, no matter what form they’re presented in. After developing haunting shots of trees, birds, or botanicals, Ingraham mounts them on wood and applies a glaze of resin and paint to create photoconstructions or places her pics in wood boxes with various small objects. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: New works, Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Lords of Art Town Studio and Gallery
316 W. McDowell Rd., No. 103
The four photographers making up this studio Bill Bailey, Steven Rocha, Erika Palomares, and Jon White have made it a destination spot by featuring informative installations, trippy video art, and pulchritudinous paintings, as well as their own work. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday After, 1-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: New works by the photogs, beaded jewelry by Julia, and more, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
1522 W. Culver St.
Renowned for her candid black-and-white series of opera legend Maria Callas, gifted photographer Marilyn Szabo opens her private studio to the public. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: New photographs and other work, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.