By Benjamin Leatherman
By Robrt L. Pela
By Katrina Montgomery
By Robrt L. Pela
By Kathleen Vanesian
By New Times
By Ray Stern
By Eric Tsetsi
419 E. Roosevelt St.
Despite what its name implies, your peepers won’t get a rest when witnessing the output of this eclectic artists’ collective. The spooky and surrealist sculpture of Jes Gettler will be especially trying, as will the murkiness of Betsy Bret Harte’s chiaroscuro-soaked photographs. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, 5-9 p.m.; and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Art Detour: Annual Art Detour group show with new pieces by 22 members, and the launch of the Inaugural Member Artists Catalog, Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 1-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
1015 N. 1st St.
Functioning as headquarters for the enigmatic Michael 23 and the countercultural commandos of the Thought Crime art collective, this bunkerlike building supplies space for an art gallery, coffee bar, retail store, plus a backyard stage suitable for performance shenanigans. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; Sunday, 8-11 p.m.; various times for events; and by appointment. Art Detour: “Evidence & Artifact” group show featuring 23 artists, Friday, 6 p.m.-3 a.m. (with a celebration promising fire dancing, music, and performance art at 11 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
631 N. 1st Ave.
The onetime stomping ground of Wallace & Ladmo now offers treats of a different sort. The work of six artists is featured throughout this two-floor office building and former home of KPHO-TV. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: “We’re All in This Together” group show with work by 20 grad students and faculty members from ASU’s printmaking program, as well as an Artlink Mystery Gallery on the premises, Friday, 6-10 p.m. (with blues music from Buckshot George at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
515 E. Roosevelt St.
This 12-artist collective has a flair for humor present in Michael Goodwin’s gonzo mixed-media and kinetic installation pieces and humanity seen in painter Kenneth Richardson’s realism. five15 stands taller than the rest. Regular Hours: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Art Detour: The “$99 Only Art Show” group exhibition features new work by Richardson, Goodwin, found-object sculptor Carrie Mae Kreyche, printmaker Nathan Feller, and others, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
509 E. Roosevelt St.
With an inventory including papier-mâché fighter planes, wizard sculptures, abstract paintings, and kooky wooden masks created by Valley artists, it’s no wonder artist Ira Hayden describes his place as “surrealistic and eclectic.” Duh. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturdays After, noon-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: Work by Hayden, painters Corey King and Ben Gill, and assemblage artist Steve Moyer, Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
821 N. 3rd St.
This 12-unit apartment building serves as home and workspace for the artists-in-residence who collaborate on monthly shows in the downstairs gallery, while the courtyard stage plays host to live acts. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: “Urban Renaissance” group show with work from the residents, as well as guest artists, Friday, 6-11 p.m. (with rock from The Hardways at 8:30 p.m., and Element 115 at 9:30 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (with music from data_STORM at 3 and 9 p.m., Know Your Neighbor at 6 p.m., Rocketline at 7 p.m., and Soul Honey at 8 p.m.); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with DJs Kris the Fist, Evil Deeva, AJ, and Mamastosity spinning at noon).
918 N. 5th St.
It’s fitting that Derrick Pacheco houses his graphic design empire within a retro 1920s-era apartment, as the 24-year-old incorporates vintage style and aesthetics into the tee shirts, skate decks, stickers, and other art projects he creates. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour:New artwork by Derrick, as well as by Gilbert and Linda Pacheco, Friday, 6-11 p.m. (with a bicycle pub crawl of downtown bars starting from HoodRide at 11 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with live music and DJs on the patio all weekend).
Ink Bomb Tattoos
Southwest corner of 3rd and Roosevelt streets
These nine East Valley tattoo artists will get under your skin, especially with their monthly truckload of eerie artwork, including The One’s gonzo graf-style paintings and Donavan Pribyl’s monstrous plywood cutouts of fangy creatures. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7-11 p.m. Art Detour: New pieces featured, Friday, 7-11 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Karmic Calamity Studio & Gallery
610 E. Roosevelt St., No. 144
Cyberspace ain’t the only place to see Dale Ingram’s “Hold My Life,” since the graphic designer’s storefront has monitors playing the moody online comic book, alongside digital illustrations from the cartoon, darkly colorful mixed-media paintings by his wife, Rhonda , and other artwork. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 6-8 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: New works displayed, Friday, 7-10 p.m. (with rockers Plastic Flappy Bats performing at 7 p.m.), Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.