By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Katrina Montgomery
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Monica Alonzo
By Benjamin Leatherman
By Robrt L. Pela
By Katrina Montgomery
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
For those who’ve dreamed of becoming the toast of the Modified crowd, this historic Valley landmark provides low-cost instruction in painting, performance arts, and four other media, as well as a gallery for emerging artists. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: New art by the four artists-in-residence, as well as art sales, Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; (with jazz and blues by Sleepy Caruthers & Doc at 6:30 p.m.); and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
720 N. 4th St., No. 2
Sharing the same tastes in artwork, Michael Goodwin and Kenneth Richardson (a.k.a. the “Molten Brothers”) joined forces with Perihelion Arts’ Douglas Grant and Amy Young to create a space for classy-yet-edgy artwork typically not seen on Roosevelt Row. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m. Art Detour: “Relative” show with art by mother-son painting duo The Mac and Catarina Mac, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Red Dog Gallery
812 N. 3rd St.
Bright pastels sing from the walls of this cheery house that’s mutual gallery space for nine locals, including painters Randy Kinkel, Shari Bombeck, and Mariann McKee. Guest artists are also given equal exhibit space. Regular Hours:First and Third Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: “It’s a Dog’s Life” group show featuring canine-themed work by painter Jenny Ignaszewski, photographer JoAnne West, mixed-media master Kris Kollasch, and more than 35 others, as well as artists and vendors in the driveway, and plants and gardening advice from Tera Vessels, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Red Spade Studios
720 N. 4th St., No. 8
The legal world’s loss is the art scene’s gain. Quitting law school because “it was a little stiff,” Daniel Dykas opened this tiny gallery to present his politically charged photography, mixed media, and illustrations. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: “The land of the free offer: The art of consumerism” group show with works by Dykas and others, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
902 N. 5th St.
Sultry jazz tunes sashay throughout 30-year-old Matthew Mayes’ swanky sans-name bachelor pad, which flaunts his modern and abstract textured acrylic paintings laden with color in different rooms. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7-11 p.m.; Third Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Art Detour: Mayes’ newest, Friday, 7-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
The Victorian Art Parlor
120 E. Roosevelt St.
Punky skate decks, Xerox manipulations, surrealistic shrines, torrid tattoo work, and madcap mixed media are just some of the endless art forms that raucous Renaissance man Mykil Zep dabbles in. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour:Zep’s mixed media, Glen Allen’s painting, Yuko Yabuki’s fashion art, Stina Swesey’s drawings, and more, Friday, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. (with rock from Zep’s band all evening); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
720 N. 4th St., No. 3
Jeff Cline (a.k.a. “Waldo”) cuts, torches, grinds, and shapes both raw and stainless steel until the metal is transformed into sensual sculptures of the male and female form, a series of twisted trees, or something more abstract. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New works by Cline, and paintings by Pallas Ravae and Matthew Forcella, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
720 N. 4th St., No. 7
Laid-back graf god Joerael Elliot describes his hectically hip works as “fractured parables,” mixing together hodgepodges of imagery of concepts such as hate or global warming into drippy and trippy paintings. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7 p.m.-midnight, and by appointment. Art Detour: Works shown, Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight (with an impromptu mobile fashion show by Tad Caldwell and local designers all evening); Saturday, 2 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 2-7 p.m.
720 N. 4th St., No. 5
A cabal of more than a dozen different local fashion designers, counterculture clothiers, artists, and hipster handicraftsmen including Lisa Jacobs, Mob Action, and Anti-Label cram their groovy garments and goods into this matchbox-size boutique. Regular Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 6-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 2-10 p.m. Art Detour: New merchandise from the members and paintings by James Grijalva, Friday, 2 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Downtown Phoenix Public Market
721 N. Central Ave.
Strike back at evil chain stores by spending your cash at this weekly outdoor market featuring wares from countless homegrown-food wranglers, chow vendors, craftsmen, and such artists as photographer Lisa Takata and painter Nicole Fasula. Regular Hours: Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Art Detour: The lineup of vendors includes glass artist Cathy Taylor and ceramicists Brian Breiter and Alan Jones, Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (with acoustic music by Derrick Mendonca at 10 a.m.).