Art Detour 2007 Listings

The low-down details on where to do what

Art Detour is an annual event sponsored by artlink inc. The following venues are not all "official" participants in the event, so they may not be included in artlink's promotional materials. The purpose of this guide is to list as many of the art, music, shopping and dining opportunities downtown this weekend as possible. Visit www.artlinkphoenix.com for details about free shuttles.

All events take place on Friday, March 2; Saturday, March 3; and/or Sunday, March 4.

ROOSEVELT/EVANS-CHURCHILL ART SPACES

.anti_space
720 N. 4th St.
602-256-2684
www.myspace.com/antispace
The bizarrely painted building owned by Scot McKenzie and Justin McBee is not only a shelter for eight different galleries and boutiques, it transmogrifies into a countercultural carnival during First Fridays,. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: Jason Hill’s “Originals” exhibition of prints and paintings in McKenzie’s Mothball gallery, Friday, 6 p.m.-midnight (with music from Death of a Dancer, Aurele, Burning the Bridge, and other local bands and DJs on the sidewalk starting at 6 p.m.); Saturday, noon-midnight (with a special gathering of Art Detour participants featuring music and performance art in the backyard starting at 9 p.m.); and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Art Awakenings
1014 N. 2nd St.
602-340-1675
www.artawakenings.org
Offering a creative outlet for adults with severe psychiatric illnesses, Art Awakenings gives up studio and gallery space for their vibrant artwork. Regular Hours:First Fridays, noon-10 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, noon-5 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by more than 35 resident artists displayed both inside the gallery and in the parking lot, Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Artlink Mystery Galleries
Various locations
602-256-7539
www.artlinkphoenix.com
Art Detour gets a little mysterious, as Artlink presents a series of temporary “mystery” galleries, which will feature a cadre of local artists at the Clarendon Hotel, 401 W. Clarendon Ave.; monOrchid, 214 E. Roosevelt St.; Mint, 720 N. 4th St., No. 1; and First Studio, 631 N. 1st Ave. Regular Hours: None. Art Detour: Artwork on display Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

ArtStageSound
636 E. Pierce St.
602-327-2261
www.artstagesound.com
Living up to its name, photographer Dean T. Clark’s good-natured gallery and performance venue offers plenty of space for local theater companies, artists, and musicians, particularly those “who deserve a presence downtown,” such as mixed-media painter F.X. Tobin. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; Saturdays After, noon-5 p.m.; and various times for events. Art Detour:Group exhibition of 10 children’s-storybook artists from Idle Illustration, Friday, 6-11 p.m. (with rock from Psychedelic Mooj at 10 p.m.); and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (with screenings of Protesting Wolves at 2, 3:30, and 5 p.m.).

Artworkbychadwick
901 N. 5th St.
480-233-7758
Ask Chadwick Uptain about why he mostly creates darkly beautiful oil paintings and charcoal drawings of the nude female form, and the soft-spoken 29-year-old doesn’t say much, preferring to let his haunting and luxurious works speak for themselves. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 5-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New paintings by Uptain and woodworking sculptor Kevin Donaldson, Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

B-Side Gallery
720 N. 4th St., No. 9
480-628-5377
www.wetpaintaz.com
Jesika Jordan (a.k.a. DJ mOshaOne) trades up Final Fridays in Tempe for First Fridays in Phoenix, lugging along the urban artwork she used to feature upstairs at her old Wet Paint store on the east side. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by Adaupto “Tato” Caraveo, Chadwick Uptain, and others, Friday, 6 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 2 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with guest DJs all weekend)

The Bungalow
1103 N. 5th St.
602-258-2933
This historic home under renovation by Cindy Dach and Greg Esser functions as a venue during Art Detour for sculptor Carolina Escobar’s series of color photographs of architecture and everyday life in Myanmar. Regular Hours: None. Art Detour: Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

Daughters of the Frozen North
511 E. Roosevelt St.
602-252-4762
Deb Salac creates clothing-based installations illustrating how garments define identity and sociopolitical issues, while fellow Canuck Linda Shearer-Whiting specializes in paintings of Southwestern roadside motels. Their cluttered workspace houses both artistic endeavors. Regular Hours: Occasional First Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by Salac, Shearer-Whiting, Jerry Jacobson, Lawrence McLaughlin, Mark Whiting, and others, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

The East Evergreen Home for Painters
902 N. 6th St.
303-746-7183
www.michaeldixonart.com
Ethnic stereotypes and social issues clash in the emotionally charged figurative artwork created by 31-year-old biracial painter Michael Dixon in this retro-looking residence, which also serves as the studio of fellow painters Karolina Sussland and Peter Kuttner. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New paintings by Dixon, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

eye lounge
419 E. Roosevelt St.
602-430-1490
www.eyelounge.com
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.

The Firehouse
1015 N. 1st St.
602-300-7575
www.strivedreams.com
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.

First Studio
631 N. 1st Ave.
602-957-7760
www.firststudio.net
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.

five15 Gallery
515 E. Roosevelt St.
602-256-0150
www.515arts.com
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.

Gallery Celtica
509 E. Roosevelt St.
602-252-2160
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.

Holgas Gallery
821 N. 3rd St.
www.iheartholgas.com
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).

HoodRide
918 N. 5th St.
480-557-6453
www.hoodride.com
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
480-831-2266
www.inkbombtattoos.net
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
602-448-3194
www.karmiccalamity.com
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.

The Kitchenette
918 N. 6th St., Unit C
This itty-bitty bungalow boasts an 11-member all-photography collective whose solo shows rotate monthly, with a group exhibition during Art Detour. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: Group show with new work by all 11 artists (Brendan Regan, Emily Matyas, Aaron Rothman, Chad Shindel, Betsy Schneider, Dean K. Terasaki, Christian Widmer, Mike Williams, Julie Anand, William Jenkins, and Christopher Colville), Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

The Living Room
918 N. 6th St.
602-561-2023
Doug Oland didn’t have a tough time conjuring up a name for the art space where he shows his darkly abstract mixed-media paintings, probably because it was his, er . . . living room. Genius. Regular Hours: Third Fridays, 7-9 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Longhouse
915 N. 5th St.
602-423-8396
This rectangular building is used as a gallery and workspace for painters Lesli Englert Yazzie and Christina Ramirez, as well as photographer and jazz musician Matt Yazzie. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour:New work by all three artists, as well as illustrator Ami Minnick, and painters Lee Hazel and Jason Davis, Friday, 7-11 p.m. (with performance art by Gomer Titles, a.k.a. Jim Namers, starting at 8 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; (with performance art by Gomer Titles at noon); and Sunday, noon- 6 p.m.

The Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St.
602-321-8552
Dig on this gallery operated out of a 1920s-era residence by the members of jazz group Sonorous, who bring in artist and DJ friends such as Lalo Cota, Noah Baez, and Djentrification to help cover up the walls and light up the record decks. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6 p.m.-midnight, and by appointment. Art Detour: Large-scale oil paintings by Sakoia, wood and metal sculpture by Jacquie Brignoli, custom jewelry by Melanie Tash, as well as two LED Mooninite devices from the recent Boston bomb scare depicting Ignignokt and Err, Friday, 6 p.m.-midnight (with a DJ starting at 6 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight (with improvisational jazz starting at 6 p.m.); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Mint
720 N. 4th St., No. 1
602-451-5329
Besides placating her penchant for four-letter words (not those kinds), Iran-born artist Nicky Hedayatzadeh dubbed her studio Mint because her photography and graphic design is, well, fresh. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 7-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New works by Hedayatzadeh and others, as well as an Artlink Mystery Gallery, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Modified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St.
602-462-5516
www.modified.org
Nearly every night at this hip venue, there’s plenty of avant-garde action to be had, be it the edgy work of local artists or the latest in cutting-edge music by indie bands. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; most evenings after 7 for events; and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by painter James Angel, Friday, 6-10 p.m. (with the Marvin Scott Quartet at 7 p.m.); Saturday, noon-midnight (with a CD-release party for The Morning Kennedy Was Shot ,featuring Dear and the Headlights, Rajiv Patel, Kirsch the Monster, and others, at 7:30 p.m. with a $5 admission); and Sunday, noon-11 p.m. (with Holden, The Craze, and Insulyn, at 6:30 p.m. with a $5 admission).

monOrchid
214 E. Roosevelt St.
602-253-0339
www.monorchid.com
There’s a reason the curved roof on monOrchid looks like it’s gonna burst. With all the cutting-edge content going down in its various studios and offices — occupied by an array of avant-garde artists, architects, photographers, and designers — there’s only so much talent one building can take. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour: Kade L. Twist’s mixed-media installation “Hunter and Buzzard,” an Artlink Mystery Gallery, and more, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

The OnePlace
825 N. 1st St.
602-504-5633
www.oneplacechurch.com
What would Jesus do on a First Friday? He’d check out the nondenominational digs of The OnePlace, a free-spirited house of worship that’s housed edgy art and hosted indie bands. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; and various times for services and events. Art Detour: New works by locals, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 7-10 p.m. (with DeCapulet, Backseat Goodbye, and others at 7 p.m.).

Paulina Miller Gallery
817 N. 1st St.
602-307-9643
While the folks at this long-running gallery consider their operation more straightforward than most downtown studios, artwork such as Sergio Lepore’s Gigeresque charcoals and William Mancini’s deviously abstract photography proves they’re far from straitlaced. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 7-10 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Group show with new work, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon- 6 p.m.

Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
602-262-4627
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.

Pravus
720 N. 4th St., No. 2
602-334-6299
www.myspace.com/pravusgallery
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.
602-340-1838
www.reddogart.com
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
480-383-3146
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.

Untitled
902 N. 5th St.
602-828-1887
www.matthewmayesdesign.com

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.
602-332-5904
www.mykilzep.com
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.

Waldoism
720 N. 4th St., No. 3
602-714-0166
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.

We
720 N. 4th St., No. 7
602-363-8262
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.

ROOSEVELT/EVANS-CHURCHILL RETAILERS

C.O.L.A.B.
720 N. 4th St., No. 5
www.myspace.com/downstairsfashion
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.
602-493-5231
www.phoenixpublicmarket.com
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.).

Fleure•ish
501 E. Roosevelt St.
602-256-9300
Everything’s coming up roses at Jennifer Beresford Toolan’s colorfully homespun flower shop, design studio, gallery, and boutique. Regular Hours: First Fridays, noon-11 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Mixed-media collages and paintings by Darcy McGrane, manipulated digital images from Margaret A. Wright’s “Not Found in Nature” series, and paintings by Toolan and D.H. Beresford, Friday, noon-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m. (with demonstrations by recycled-glass artists all day); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Layers Furniture
824 N. Central Ave.
602-441-4862

www.layersfurniture.com
Architect Craig Stoffel’s new retail operation provides a sneak preview during Art Detour weekend, showing off its line of modular urban-style furniture. Stoffel will also feature the work of local artists in his store. Regular Hours:None. Art Detour: New work from painters Paul Parthun and Kris Kollasch, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

MADE art boutique
922 N. 5th St.
602-256-6233
www.madephx.com
Arty entrepreneurs Cindy Dach and Greg Esser’s bountiful boutique overflows with functional objects and curios from local artists, as well as plenty of hand-painted tee shirts, stylish magazines, and urbane books. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour:Metal and jewelry artist Francine Sumner displays her work in the courtyard, Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with a workshop in which attendees can decorate cookies in the style of famous artists on Saturday-Sunday).

Metro Arts Project Market
822 N. 4th St.
480-650-6445
Rather than risk running afoul of the law by setting up on private property, more than 30 artists and vendors — including fantastic realist Robert Anderson and spooky sculptor Scott Owens — got permission from the land owner to peddle their paintings and other artwork at this bizarre bazaar. (No relation to the arty charter school.) Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6:30-11 p.m. Art Detour: Friday, 6:30-11 p.m. (with the Live Thru the Wire experimental DJ collective at 8 p.m.); and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Mojo Music
610 E. Roosevelt St., No. 133
602-256-6561
www.mojomusicaz.com
Get your licks in at attorney Kelly McDonald’s guitar shop, where art-walk patrons can try out any of the axes and other stringed instruments that line the walls. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Art Detour:Open Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Spoken Boutique
610 E. Roosevelt St., No. 148
602-689-5918
Thanks to fashionistas Jodi Mickelson and Amber Dennison, you won’t have to head to Snottsdale for designer duds. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

ROOSEVELT/EVANS-CHURCHILL EATERIES & NIGHTLIFE

Amsterdam
718 N. Central Ave.
602-258-6125
www.amsterdambar.com
Cosmopolitan to the nth degree, the glitzy gay bar Amsterdam offers a piano bar, two discotheques, and monthly exhibitions of ab-fab artwork in several media. Regular Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; and Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-4 a.m. Art Detour: New work by local artists, Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-4 a.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. (with DJs spinning high-energy dance music at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday).

Carly’s Bistro
128 E. Roosevelt St.
602-262-2759
www.carlysbistro.com
Artful touches abound throughout John Logan and Carla Wade’s comestible corral, whether it’s sketches by local brushheads under the bar, photos or paintings on the walls, or, of course, their signature panini and ciabatta sandwiches, and other gourmet grub. Regular Hours:Monday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; and Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Art Detour: New works by graphic artist Igor Brezhnev, Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (with acoustic guitarists Will Elliot and Andrew Collberg at 9 p.m. Saturday); and Sunday, 4-10 p.m. (with jazz by Alan Jones at 6 p.m.).

Fate
905 N. 4th St.
602-254-6424
When pleasing your palate in Johnny Chu’s chic Asian-fusion cafe, your eyes will definitely start to wander to the work of local avant-garde artists hanging throughout the restaurant. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; and Saturday, 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Art Detour: New work by local artists, Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; and Saturday, 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Matt’s Big Breakfast
801 N. 1st St.
602-254-1074
www.mattsbigbreakfast.com
Start the day right — even if your day starts at noon — by grabbing some grub at this quaint diner and hipster hangout. Regular Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Art Detour: Breakfast and lunch available all weekend, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The News Room Lounge
505 N. 1st St.
602-256-2035
This grungy downtown dive is the kinda place Mickey Rourke would’ve visited in Barfly, as its smoky and scruffy interior is home to plenty of grizzled regulars who abuse their livers while rubbing elbows with indie rockers and art scenesters. Regular Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Panda Smash
Northwest corner of 3rd and Garfield streets
www.myspace.com/pandasmash
They aren’t attempting it in a moving truck (à la the MadCaPs), but it’s still downright bitchin’ that pop/folk/electro outfit Panda Smash occasionally stages guerilla-style gigs in a vacant lot at the art walk. Regular Schedule:See www.myspace.com/pandasmash. Art Detour: Performing Friday, 9:30 p.m.

Tammie Coe Cakes
610 E. Roosevelt St., No. 145
602-253-0829
www.tammiecoecakes.com
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the celebrated pastry chef’s downtown location. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tranzylvania at Palazzo
710 N. Central Ave.
602-229-1150
www.tranzylvania.net
Vampish vixens and other freaky folks flock to demonic downtown danceteria Palazzo for this weekly goth night, writhing to EBM, darkwave, and industrial tracks. Regular Hours: Friday, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Art Detour:Friday, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.; DJ Dan and Noiz.Fkr spin, and 2-for-1 drink specials are offered until 11:30 p.m.

GRAND AVENUE ART SPACES Alex Kutchins Arts
711 N. 15th Ave.
480-720-3239
“If Dr. Seuss wrote a book on microbiology, these would be the illustrations,” says sculptor Alex Kutchins of his abstract ceramic pieces. Regular Hours:By appointment only. Art Detour:New freaky found-art lamps created by Kutchins and Chris Caufield, as well as collaborative works by both artists, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Art One - Downtown
1504 Grand Ave.
602-462-1106
www.artonegalleryinc.com
Serving as showcase space for mixed-media artist Steven Hofberger, Art One also represents both student and emerging artists across the Valley (the gallery’s original location is in Scottsdale), and primarily deals with paintings, sculpture, and artfully designed furniture. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour:Group show with new work from more than 20 artists, Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

The Chocolate Factory
1105 Grand Ave.
602-920-7560
Wanting to add “flavor and color” to Grand Avenue, sculptor Hector Ruiz features works by minority artists such as abstract painter Fausto Fernande in his sweet-sounding establishment. Poke your head into Ruiz’s own workspace, but be careful not to get a splinter. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by Ruiz, Fernandez, sculptor Pete Deise, mixed-media painter Colin Chillag, and four others, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with a ping-pong tournament all weekend for artists only — featuring an artist-grant grand prize — as well as a painting auction, which also benefits the tournament winner).

Chris Caufield
705 N. 15th Ave.
602-820-5663
Of all the materials used in Chris Caufield’s boxlike mixed-media sculptures — machine parts, old snapshots, and cast-off cold cathode tubes — the objects with the most personal meaning are animal bones and empty pill bottles, mirroring the 39-year-old’s chronic orthopedic problems. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: Open to the public Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Gallery Marsiglia Art in Jewelry
1018 Grand Ave.
602-573-3933
Glass classes filled with glittering necklaces and other shiny designer baubles dreamed up by Gloria Marsiglia take up most of her Grand Avenue studio, where the jewelry maker also conducts workshops and exhibits art by others. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 1-8 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: New pieces by Marsiglia, dichroic glass art by Gail Silverstein, metal art by Prince, and more, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with bladesmithing, knife-making, and metal-forging demonstrations in the parking lot all weekend).

HC West Gallery/Holy Click
1326 W. Roosevelt St.
602-271-4242
www.hcwestgallery.com
The art world meets the cyber world at Maria Radloff’s Web-design house, where the online entrepreneur exhibits art such as Hank Reynolds’ landscape paintings in her offices. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour:“Angels, Beauty & Inspiration” weekend, with work by various artists, Friday, 6-10 p.m. (with vendors in the front yard and live entertainment all night); Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (with dance by Pelauria Abbott at noon; meditation at 4 p.m.; and various classes, workshops, demonstrations, and more all day) and 7-10 p.m. (with wine and raw-food tastings, vendors, spirit readers, and healers starting at 7 p.m.); and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (with various classes, workshops, demonstrations, pet activities, and more all day).

ICON Studio
1205 W. Pierce St.
602-253-8884
The retro exterior of Chris Duran’s workspace and gallery exudes 1920s Grand Avenue style, but the contemporary feel of the artist’s fabricated nonfigurative metal sculptures will bring you back to the present. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour:Life-drawing group show with the work of eight artists, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Jordre Studio
1007 Grand Ave.
602-254-6303
www.jordre.com
Splashed and splattered with rivulets of textured acrylic and latex paint, 38-year-old artist Kyle Jordre’s darkly abstract colored canvases evoke the spirit of Jackson Pollock. Regular Hours:First 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.

Leigh Merrill
1023 Grand Ave., Studio C
www.leighmerrill.com
Size matters to Leigh Merrill, particularly with her mixed-media creations. The 28-year-old artist photographs objects both large (such as suburban homes) and small (such as miniature furniture she creates) in a way that distorts their actual dimensions, merging the images into digital compositions in order to tweak viewers’ perceptions of scale. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: New work, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Liquid Sand Studio & Gallery
1221 W. Pierce St.
602-770-6455
Edwin Bednar feels the heat, especially when he’s roasting sheets of colored glass in temperatures upward of 1,480 degrees in order to fuse and drape them over molds to create functional objects such as bowls, glassware, and wall hangings. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7-11 p.m. Art Detour: New works, Friday, 7-11 p.m. (with local fire-dancing troupes performing at 8 p.m.); Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

The Lodge
1231 Grand Ave.
602-501-0243
Painter Tom Cooper serves up his figurative and abstract works, eclectic mixed media, and exotic mandalas all over his parlorlike flat, whether inside, on the sidewalks, or even in a storage room in the back dubbed the “Garodge.” Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7-11 p.m.; various special events; and by appointment. Art Detour: Friday, 7-11 p.m. (with Gypsy-flavored Middle Eastern music and dancing from Jamila Lotus at 9 p.m.).

Lucky Rabbit Studio
1020 Grand Ave.
602-405-7329
Painting is a passion shared by studio mates Abbey Messmer and Lara Kupcikevicius, as the former specializes in creating surrealist aquatic landscapes in oil, and the latter makes abstract textured works in acrylic. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Art Detour: Sculptures by Messmer and new paintings by both, Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Lumbre Gallery
925 Grand Ave.
602-438-4000
www.lumbremetal.com
Gabriel Salcido is one metal maniac. Using materials such as copper and bronze, the craftsman rolls, bends, and welds the material to construct elegant metal sculptures and objects such as candleholders and wall panels to display in his Grand Avenue gallery. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by Salcido and animal portraits by painter Kelly Bowman, Friday, 6-11 p.m. (with blues by Almost Blu at 8 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (with acoustic music by the Rhythmhearts at noon); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

The Paper Heart
750 Grand Ave.
602-262-2020
www.thepaperheart.com
Despite recent financial woes, Scott Sanders’ landmark performance venue and gallery continues to hold monthly exhibitions with artwork across several media — including photography, paintings, and sculpture — and also houses mutual studio space upstairs. Regular Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 3 p.m.-1 a.m.; and various times for events. Art Detour: Group show with mixed-media work by Jeff Falk and Jimi Girdner, photography by Natascha Payton, and paintings by Denise Fleisch, and others in the main gallery, as well as paintings and other artwork by Randy Zucker, and Richard and Michele Bledsoe upstairs, Friday, 3 p.m.-1 a.m. (with the interactive performance art piece “The Look Project”; jazz by Marianne Dissard; and rock by Found Dead on the Phone at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. (with burlesque by Scandalesque and jazz by Sonorous at 9 p.m. with a $15 cover); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with the DJs of Overmind Works at 2 p.m.).

Perihelion Arts
1500 Grand Ave.
602-462-9120
www.perihelionarts.com
Douglas Grant and Amy L. Young have ditched some of the odder in-store aspects of their locale (such as Grant’s collection of skulls and the couple’s 22-foot python), but plan on continuing to specialize in edgy and thought-provoking artwork and books. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6 p.m.-midnight; Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30-7 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: The retro-futurist paintings of Scott Saw, Friday, 6 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (with the Strange Family Circus performng at 8 and 10 p.m.); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

PHiX
1113 Grand Ave.
602-252-7449
www.inimi.net
After doubling its size, this gallery and music venue run by Lee Berger and Cheryl Carder has more room to showcase the work of local artists and performances by rock bands. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m.-midnight; and various times for events. Art Detour: Celebration of the joint’s recent expansion with new paintings by Berger and Carder, Friday 7 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with music by Azul and Princess LadyFriend all weekend).

The Red Door
1229 Grand Ave.
602-295-2278
The quaint gallery of Indigo Verton exudes as much character, energy, and style as the avant-garde artist does. Every month, the multitalented photographer, painter, and hatmaker organizes boisterous theme shows that are usually a collision of art, cabaret, and culture, giving her jazzy joint a Moulin Rouge feel. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 7 p.m.-midnight, and by appointment. Art Detour: “Absurdism” show with paintings by Charles Sanderson, “interactive installation art” by Verton, and sideshow/absurdist entertainment all weekend, Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight (with DJ Mike at 8 p.m. and aerialist Matti Baine throughout the evening); Saturday, 1-10 p.m. (with aerialist Matti Baine, chin puppetry by Verton and others, and various musicians at 8 p.m.); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Soul Invictus Gallery & Cabaret
1022 Grand Ave.
602-441-4598
www.myspace.com/soulinvictus
Frustrated with searching for an ideal outlet for their various theatrical, musical, and visual artistry, a cadre of more than 25 actors, musicians, and artists became masters of their fate and captains of their souls by founding a gallery and performance venue of their own. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7-11 p.m.; various special events; and by appointment. Art Detour: New paintings by Riri, photography by Sheila Bocchine, an installation by Daniel Cartier, and more, Friday, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. (with music from Shades of Silver at 6 p.m., and The Rhythm Dragons at 8 p.m., with no cover; followed at 10 p.m. by The Genderfuct Film Festival featuring Peaches Christ and music by The Pubes, with $20 admission); Saturday, noon-2 a.m. (with music by Sister Cities at 6 p.m.; Paisley Yanklovich at 7 p.m.; and The Rebel Set at 8 p.m. with no cover; followed at 10 p.m. by The Genderfuct Film Festival featuring music by Brian Grillo, The Insignificant Others, and Daniel Cartier with $20 admission); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with Sarah Styles & The Brotherhood of the Blues at 2 p.m., and The Hardways at 5 p.m.).

Stop N’ Look
1025 Grand Ave.
602-252-1452
You’ll probably wanna be on foot when surveying the storefront exhibit along Grand Avenue — which hosts bimonthly exhibitions on display 24-7 — unless you’d rather risk a traffic accident while zipping by at 35 mph. Regular Hours:Daily, 24 hours. Art Detour: The maniacal mixed-media menagerie “Twern’t no thing . . .” by ASU students Aaron Cuthbertson, Sarah Hatton, Amanda Prall, Jing Li, and Robert Berg will be on view all weekend.

Studeo Tad
915 W. Fillmore St.
480-403-1020
www.studeotad.com
Tad Smith doesn’t just visit local hardware superstores to scope out supplies to maintain his rustic gallery; he also procures materials to create his goopy, abstract mixed-media paintings, which hang alongside the punk lithographs of Gary Townswick, and other work. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour:New work by Smith, Townswick, and 10 others, Friday, 6-10 p.m. (with rock musician TS at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Studio Curious
707 N. 15th Ave.
480-239-2213
By day, Thuong Nguyen works as a manufacturing technician for Intel, but after clocking out, the 46-year-old Vietnamese artist is in his studio, integrating his abstract style into landscape paintings, monoprints, and mixed-media works that utilize everything from old maps to airplane tickets. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour:New works, Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Studio Idylwild 1121
1121 E. Fairmount Ave.
602-296-4771
Heston Vandercook has been creating abstract, organic cast-metal sculptures for half a decade, but his newer works embody the 37-year-old’s emotional response to a recent battle with lymphoma. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: New and old works, Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with demonstrations both days).

Tilt Gallery
919 W. Fillmore St.
602-716-5667
www.tiltgallery.com
Follow the luminarias up 10th Avenue and find the funky female photographic foursome Barri Chase, Tanya Held, and Melanie and Michelle Craven, who show off their snapshots and mixed-media masterpieces, as well as the works of local emerging artists. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Angela Franks Wells’ copperplate photogravure series “Parts and Labor,” Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

The Trunk Space
1506 Grand Ave.
602-256-6006
www.thetrunkspace.com
Culture both bohemian and bizarre is big at Stephanie Carrico and JRC’s gallery and performance venue. One night, it’s indie troubadours such as Porches wailing onstage with mail art lining the walls; the next, it’s body-mod artists piercing themselves while tattooed punks buy fanzines. Plus, they have coffee. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6 p.m.-midnight; Wednesday-Saturday, 6-10 p.m.; extended hours for special events; and by appointment. Art Detour: “Do Me” group exhibition with artwork by 19-member local art cabal Collective Gesture, including work by Carrie Marill, Sue Chenoweth, Heidi Neff, and Jon Haddock, Friday, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. (with indie music by Mondegreen at 7 p.m. and Uncle Sku’s Clubhouse at 11 p.m.); Saturday, noon-10 p.m. (with Galapagos Improv at 8 p.m. and $5 admission); and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

GRAND AVENUE RETAILERS

Hermano’s Liquor & Market
1340 Grand Ave.
602-257-8150
Many art-walk attendees have found liquid refreshment at this double-drive-through booze barn, where soft drinks are abundant, as is harder stuff, ranging from the ever-popular Sparks to 40-ouncers of Schlitz. Regular Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-midnight; and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour: Open Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m-2 a.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-midnight.

The Laughing Giraffe
1023 Grand Ave., Studio B
www.thelaughinggiraffe.com
Vegan cuisine doesn’t always have to be bland blobs of soy, as Justin Baumgartner proves with his line of tasty organic and raw snacks, whipped up by the chef at his kitchen inside the La Melgosa building. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: An exhibition of glass adult novelty toys, and J.J. Horner’s surrealist paintings, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (with DJs David Diagonal, Joe “Bear” Chatman, and Korrupt spinning both days).

The Red Door Vintage Boutique
1229 Grand Ave.
602-295-2278
This secondhand ultra-retro retail store in the rear of The Red Door is crowded with wild wigs, devious dresses, haute couture handbags, and other awesome accessories. Regular Hours:First and Third Fridays, 7 p.m.-midnight. Art Detour: Open Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 1-10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

GRAND AVENUE EATERIES & NIGHTLIFE

Arizona Derby Dames Bake Sale
Southeast corner of 3rd and Roosevelt streets; and
1500 Grand Ave. (outside Perihelion Arts)

www.azderbydames.com
When they aren’t busy bashing each other at various Valley skating rinks, the Arizona Derby Dames raise funds by selling scrumptious homemade brownies, cupcakes, and other sugary treats at two locations. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7 p.m.-midnight. Art Detour:Open Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight.

Bikini Lounge
1502 Grand Ave.
602-252-0472
The landmark dive bar on Grand Avenue holds more than just tiki kitsch and dirt-cheap beer, as fading depictions of topless maidens and tribal masks share space with work from such hip painters as Steve Yazzie and Isaac Fortoul, as well as bizarrely humorous bathroom decor by brushhead Michael Little. Regular Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour: New paintings by local artists, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with DJ Shane Kennedy spinning Friday-Saturday at 9 p.m.).

Counter Culture Cafe
750 Grand Ave. (at The Paper Heart)
www.countercultureaz.com
After getting unceremoniously booted from their previous digs, espresso entrepreneurs Monique and Andres Yuhnke have set up shop inside The Paper Heart and continue to serve up a serious selection of flavorful coffees, teas, lattes, smoothies, and other beverages, as well as sandwiches, salads, pita pizzas, and appetizers fit for noshing. Regular Hours: Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour: Full menu available Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Mel’s Diner
1747 Grand Ave.
602-252-8283
While the wait staff at this breakfast and lunch spot probably won’t extend the offer to kiss their grits (à la TV’s Alice, which was partially filmed here), they’ll eagerly dish up great greasy-spoon staples such as loaded farmers’ omelets, juicy chicken-fried steaks, and beefy burgers. Regular Hours: Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Art Detour: Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The Paisley Violin
1028 Grand Ave.
602-254-7843
www.thepaisley.com
Gina and Derrick Suarez’s quirky bistro isn’t just a place to find delicious Mediterranean and Euro-style eats, as there’s an ample stage for live-music acts such as Haiku Rd. and plenty of wall space for such artists as painters Tiffinie Greer and Steve Helfritch. Regular Hours: Monday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-midnight; Saturday, 9 a.m.-midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Art Detour: New classical nude sketches by Eric Hodgkins and cookout feasts, Friday, 6 a.m.-1 a.m. (with folk artist Sara McCalister at 8 p.m.); Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 a.m. (with indie-folkers The Via Maris at noon, rockers The Hung Dynasty at 2 p.m., and The Dorsets at 4 p.m.); and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (with acoustic troubadour Brandon Stanley at noon and roots-rockers Instant Hobo at 2 p.m.).

ELSEWHERE — ART SPACES

Arizona Testing Laboratories
817 W. Madison St.
602-256-6333
Man battles machine in David Therrien’s warehouse gallery, as he offers experimental technology-based works symbolizing a collision of art and science, be they photography, machine art, robotics, or paintings. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: “Eyes Wide Open” touring installation featuring hundreds of Army boots symbolizing soldiers lost in the Iraq War, as well as drawings and illustrations by Maryanna Hoggatt and abstract paintings by Stacie Uhinck, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Art & Soul
1602 E. Culver St.
602-271-4750
Marcia Losh uses a majority of the space inside her vintage cottage to construct representational and abstract stained-glass windows, but also provides ample room for solo shows by such local artists as jewelry creator Nancy Neumann, doll-maker Marge McCue, and illustrator Jane Rathbun. Regular Hours: Occasional First Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by a dozen artists, including photographs by Losh and paintings by Judy Wargula, Polly Coward, and Paula Ellis, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Art for Fun! Studio and Gallery
2801-A N. 15th Ave.
602-274-6441
www.art4funstudio.com
Wanna learn how to paint without having to get an MFA? Barbara Becker offers laid-back, low-cost workshops aimed at newbies who’ve never picked up a brush before, teaching painting skills on different media, from fused glass to ceramics. Regular Hours: Various class times. Art Detour: New works by PMC artist Pam Harrison, and fused-glass work by Julie Cross, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with artist demonstrations throughout the weekend).

ASU Downtown Galleria
502 E. Monroe St. (inside Mercado Building C)
480-727-5213
www.asu.edu/xed/galleria
If you’re ever passing through the second-floor hallways of the ASU Mercado Building, inspect the paintings, photographs, and other hangable work by local artists. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Art Detour: Nicole Royse’s mixed-media painting series “The Escalation of a Woman’s Life” and Lisa Collado’s mixed-media painting-and-collage series “Peace and Justice in a Complex World,” Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon.

Bentley Projects
215 E. Grant St.
602-340-9200
www.bentleyprojects.com
The spit and polish of this gallery is more SoHo than Roosevelt Row. The cavernous complex has previously featured pieces from such internationally known artists as Gary Lang and Louise Nevelson. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour: The encaustic paintings of Mark Rediske and minimalist sculpture of John Rose are featured, along with exhibitions by painters Kathy Moss and David Kessler, Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Blue Lotus Studio
15 E. Jackson St., Ste. 201
602-696-6023
The quirky works created by Alison Van Wyck are definitely of the Asian persuasion, as the artist incorporates Far Eastern influences, methodologies, and materials into such previous works as Nepalese thanka paintings of Buddha and yogis or sketchings on dictionary pages with Japanese sumi ink. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: New sumi drawings and oil paintings depicting “sky flowers” by Wan Wyck and acrylic paintings and mixed-media drawings by Barbara Penn, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Brad Konick Sculpture
15 E. Jackson St., No. 209
602-460-2225
You can see the sculpture of Brad Konick all over Arizona, be it abstract steel-and-glass public art in Tucson or the “organic meets industrial” mixed-media work at his smallish studio. He even designed a 20-foot-tall columnlike metal monolith to be built at the future light-rail stop in Mesa. Check out his studio for more. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: New works, Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave.
602-256-3521
www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org
Brush off the signature-gatherers crowding the entrance of the Burton Barr Central Library and head to @Central Gallery for a free eyeful of its latest. Previous exhibitions have ranged from edgy — like the abstract paintings of Anton Nowels — to more populist fare, such as a Linda McCartney photographic retrospective. Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Art Detour: “The Visual Text Project 3: Triptych” group exhibition, with work by 11 pairings of artists and teen writers, in @Central Gallery, and a group showcase of artwork from each “official” Artlink venue in the “Art Detour Headquarters” in the fourth-floor lecture room, Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (with a bicycle tour of galleries led by artlink’s Vaiden Boyer departing from the east entrance at 1 p.m.); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. “Kids’ Detour” in Children’s Section, Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (featuring the work of children’s-book illustrator Sylvia Long).

Casey Jones Studio Space
537 W. Granada Rd.
602-427-7829
www.myspace.com/caseyjonescreations
When a recent fire gutted Casey Jones’ backyard studio and scorched his surrealist oil paintings and abstract wire art, the 31-year-old considered nixing his Art Detour appearance. But eventually he sucked it up, cleaned things up, and is exhibiting on his back patio. Regular Hours: By appointment only. Art Detour: Work on display Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cathedral Center for the Arts
100 W. Roosevelt St.
602-254-7126
www.trinitycathedral.com
The landmark Episcopal church boasts the Olney Room Gallery, which has previously shown such secular works as the pottery of Halldor Hjalmarson. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Art Detour: “Seeking God” show with paintings by Vada Roseberry and Laura Fisher Smith, as well as Russian icons by Smith, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Cazabba Studios
215 E. Lexington Ave.
602-200-0067
www.cazabba.com
Photographer Ken McElrath likes shooting subject matter such as flowers or surfaces along Grand Avenue from extremely close range, resulting in pictures overwhelmed by color and texture. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Art Detour: New work by McElrath, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

CHAOS Gallery
316 W. McDowell Rd., No. 102
www.myspace.com/chaosgalleryaz
A quirky quintet of student shutterbugs from Glendale Community College contribute their snapshots and other photographic-based work. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday After, 1-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Group show with new work from all five artists (Courtney Bohult, David Whipple, Lyndzi Raybon, Victor Grun, and Von Dahl, with jewelry from NeckDecor), Friday, 6-11 p.m. (with DJ Hahn the Barbarian spinning at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Costello-Childs Contemporary Fine Art
1001 N. 3rd Ave., No. 2
602-252-3610
www.costellochildsart.com
Having helped operate both Bentley Projects and Bentley Gallery, Daryl Childs and Michael Costello created an upscale art establishment of their own. Its goal? Present sophisticated works from such internationally known artists as abstract painter Emilio Lobato and stone sculptor Larry Passey. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Paintings by Gary Komarin and Peter Lodato, metal collages by Ted Larsen, and sculptures by Jeremy Briddell and Kate Ritson, Friday, 6-10 p.m. (with a reception for the Phoenix Art Museum’s Contemporary Forum at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Esprit Décor Gallery
5555 N. 7th St., No. 122
602-248-0700
www.espritdecor.com
The works of 15 different locals on display at this fine art gallery — including painter Robert Hilton’s abstract oil color fields, Louis Mason’s whimsical oils of cartoon-like animals, and Pat Kofahl’s photographs of European landscapes — are like candy to your eyes. Regular Hours: First Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9-5 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour:New works from the artists, Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (with an opening reception at 6 p.m.); and Saturday, 9-5 p.m.

Exposed Studio & Gallery
3302 N. 3rd St.
602-248-8030
www.exposedgallery.com
Gregg Edelman brings the tony feel of Scottsdale to downtown Phoenix with his ritzy photography studio featuring exhibits by local emerging and established artists. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, noon.-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: “Sensual Nudes” group exhibition featuring work by Edelman, leather sculptor Rick Esping, sculptor and painter G. Rodriguez, and five others, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Gallery 8
316 W. McDowell Rd., Ste. 101
623-930-1254
Besides being handy with cameras, all eight members of this cooperative are experienced in other forms of art, which are featured at this cooperative gallery. April Huggins has mad life-drawing skills, creating chiaroscuro-laden illustrations, while Teri Terasaki folds photographs into intricate origami flowers. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Saturdays After, 1-5p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Group show with photos by Huggins, Terasaki, Martine Cloud, Craig Wactor, Nina Pak, Gary Phoenix, Tia Lee Tull, and Farrell Yancy, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Gallery 623 & Studio 6
623 E. Indian School Rd.
602-332-1849
This artist co-op is based out of a two-level studio featuring 12 individuals with a focus on painting. Agustin Vargas, who works gold leafing into the canvases of his watercolor paintings, has a unique style, as does Donna Stenger, who specializes in impressionistic and very painterly work. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by Vargas, Stenger, and others, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (when visitors can contribute to “The Community Canvas,” which will be donated to charity, as well as participate in a drawing for a painting by Stenger at 4 p.m.)

Garfield Galleria
316 W. McDowell Rd.
602-349-3049
www.garfieldgalleria.com
Though it seems Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue get all the love, this squat structure, accommodating myriad multitalented painters, photographers, and sculptors, is worth a journey north during the art walk. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m. Art Detour: New works by photographer Scott Foust, and painters Bobby Castaneda and Rafael Navarro in the hallways, and various vendors, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Gary Parsel
538 E. Willetta St.
602-254-2192
You won’t miss Gary Parsel’s domicile when cruising nearby Seventh Street, as his front yard contains countless kooky concrete sculptures of dogs, dudes, and heads, while indoors, more than 50 paintings and drawings depicting local old-school houses and architecture cover his walls. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m. Art Detour: Parsel’s newest, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Gold Spot Gallery
1001 N. 3rd Ave., Ste. 4
602-253-3100
www.goldspotgallery.com
Portland Place Condominiums’ sales office isn’t just for busywork; it’s also a community art space for monthly dual and group shows of such professional-level artists as muralist Mark Switlik and British abstract oil painter Sandy Robson. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour:The poppy, Picasso-like paintings of Jenny Ignaszewski, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Great Arizona Puppet Theater
302 W. Latham St.
602-262-2050
www.azpuppets.org
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.
602-254-7399
www.herbergertheater.org
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.

Hjalmarson Pottery
45 W. Lynwood St.
602-254-1222
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.

iiMAGÉ Gallery
627 E. Indian School Rd.
602-252-0667
www.iimageaz.com
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.
602-392-7850
www.azirish.com
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.)

JWVW
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
602-793-7973
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.

Linda Ingraham
15 E. Jackson St., Ste. 206
602-821-8272
www.lindaingraham.com
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
602-943-4044
www.the-lords-of-art-town.com
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.

Marilyn Szabo
1522 W. Culver St.
602-256-7769
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.

Occam’s Edge & Gallery
3310 N. 3rd St.
602-264-2163
www.occamsedge.net
If you grow weary of the caricatures, cartoons, paintings, sculpture, papier-mâché, and other artwork adorning the walls of the retro barbershop owned by artist Ron Thomas, try people-watching, as local bigwigs such as Suns announcer Al McCoy frequent the joint. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; and Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour:Group show both inside and outside under a tent with caricatures and illustrations by Thomas, ceramics by Gary Roberts, metal art by Lucy McEvilly-Schwab, abstract paintings by Nicole Fasula, and more, Friday, 6-11 p.m. (with music by Steve Adams at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (with music by Adams at 1:30 p.m.); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Purple Space
2009 N. 7th St.
602-852-3605
www.youngartsaz.org
Whimsy and kaleidoscopic color radiates from the assorted kiddy-created paintings and collages hanging in the main gallery of Young Arts Arizona, which encourages at-risk and disabled children to improve their self-esteem through art. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: More than 60 new paintings by the children of The Upward Foundation, Solano Elementary School, and the space’s regulars, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

RHC Studio & Gallery
3819 N. 3rd St., Ste. C & D
602-266-5800
www.rhcstudioandgallery.com
Inside this urbane studio and gallery, artist Robert Holman Charon creates breathtaking contemporary paintings of abstract and transitional landscapes and botanicals on such media as Plexiglas, metal, and canvas. Regular Hours: First Fridays: 6-9:30 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: New work by Charon, metal sculptor Taya Hubbard, and painters Cheryl Martin, Joshua Dean Wiley, and JoAnne Nichols on display, Friday, 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

S&D Gallery
316 W. McDowell Rd., Ste. 100
602-254-0925
Hey, artists, become buds with Shannon Mayo and you’ll benefit, as he allows acquaintances to use his flat to display their work. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: Oil paintings by Tara Miller, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Statement Driven
316 W. McDowell Rd, No. 104
602-368-8297
www.statementdriven.com
Julio Romano’s artwork straddles multiple media — including paintings, photography, and mixed media — and represents his opinions and emotions about the social aspects of memory, family, and his place in the gay community. Regular Hours:First and Third Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Romano’s “Bear Beauty” photography show, Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Vikki Reed
2009 N. 7th St.
602-741-8295
www.vikkireedwatercolors.com
The kaleidoscopic colors in Vikki Reed’s oil and acrylic paintings of desert botanicals, Southwestern landscapes, and mandalas are so bright, you might as well wear shades when stopping by her studio. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-10 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour: Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

ELSEWHERE — RETAILERS

Bangz Art & Hair Salon
5538 N. 7th St.
602-604-9800
Jamie Rankin cuts some shading into her trendy beauty parlor with her abstract color studies that hang in various locations around the shop, along with the scenic oil paintings of Barbara Cowlin, the animation-cel artwork of Roxanne Meyers, and others. Regular Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and by appointment. Art Detour:New art by Rankin, Cowlin, Meyers, watercolorist Peri Miller, and others, Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Love & Hate Tattoo & Piercing
322 W. McDowell Rd.
602-973-4093
www.myspace.com/loveandhatetattoo
The flash art and skinwork isn’t the only art at this parlor, as the four hepcats working the needles also create wicked wooden masks and watercolors of killer carrots, exploding snakes, and other crazy creations. Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-7 p.m. Art Detour: Paintings by JSN, Christopher Robin, Jefe, and more, Friday-Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-7 p.m.

Poisoned Pen Central Bookstore
215 E. Grant St.
602-252-0663
www.poisonedpen.com
Instead of shopping at Borders, peruse this bookstore inside Bentley Projects that’s big on crime fiction, but also stocks tomes from other genres. Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Art Detour: Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (with a signing appearance by author Carlos Mock at 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (with a poetry reading by James Sallis at 2 p.m.); and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Stinkweeds
12 W. Camelback Rd.
602-248-9461
www.stinkweeds.com
Looking for Deerhoof’s newest disc? How about the latest issue of Juxtapoz or a used copy of a certain Cramps LP? You’ll find ’em all, plus myriad other alt-cultural media, at Kimber Lanning’s indie record store. Regular Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (with an in-store performance by cello-and-bass duo Polly Panic at 1 p.m. Saturday); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with Blues Brunch featuring Mikel Lander at noon).

Way Cool Hair Salon & Art Studio
1524 E. McDowell Rd.
602-258-8600
www.waycool602.com
Tad Caldwell’s hepcat hair salon also sports a fashion boutique, a studio and gallery space, a ’74 Plymouth parked on the wall, and a bad-ass graf-art mural by Joerael Elliott. Regular Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Art Detour:Photos of vintage neon signs by Caldwell, mixed-media drawings by Radostin Sexpen, and an astrology-themed group show with work by more than a dozen artists, Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (with Djentrification performing both days at 6 p.m.).

Yoga at Heart
109 W. Portland St.
602-354-4994
www.yoga-heart.com
The body takes center stage at Annette and Rdan Wilson’s yoga studio and gallery. She conducts multiple weekly yoga classes to help stretch your corpse into shape, while he incorporates the human form into his paintings. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6-11 p.m.; and various class times (see Web site for schedule). Art Detour:“Imagination & Inspiration” showcase with work by Rdan, graphic artist Mary Jo Willis, photographers Joan Byrd and Byron Neslen, watercolorist Judy Wargula, jewelry maker Sandy of Scottsdale, woodworker Lennie Byrd, and Ambrosia Beads, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with free yoga classes and live music throughout the weekend).

ELSEWHERE — EATERIES & NIGHTLIFE

Alice Cooper’stown
101 E. Jackson St.
602-253-7337
www.alicecooperstown.com
The sports bar/concert joint built by shock-rocker Alice Cooper lets you nosh, down drinks, catch a Suns game, and hear the latest in rock, all at once. Regular Hours:Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight. Art Detour: Work by metal sculptor Edwin Schenck, Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight (with rock by Haven James and fashion by Swagga Apparel at 7 p.m.); and Sunday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (with rock by The Atma and Isle of Essence at 8 p.m. with $10 admission).

The Brickhouse Theatre
1 E. Jackson St.
602-258-7880
www.brickhouse.tv
This downtown Phoenix concert hall and restaurant is down with the local art community, as the work of scenesters such as painter Adaupto “Tato” Caraveo (check out his killer mural near the stage), sketcher Heather Gargon, and photographer Scott Farence line the walls. Regular Hours:Daily, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour:New paintings by graf-artist Adam “Dumperfoo” Dumper are featured Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with “The Lick at The Brick,” featuring b-boy competitions, live art by the Alpha Monster collective, vendor tables, and music by The Fevers, Blu, Gizmo, and DJ Exile kicking off at 3 p.m. with a $10 cover); and Saturday, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. (with rock by New York Homecoming and others at 9 p.m. with a $12 cover).

Calabria Italian Grocery & Deli
1001 N. 3rd Ave., Ste. 6
602-271-7000
www.calabriadeli.com
Beantown native Maria Capogreco and her kitchen-savvy crew offer more than a dozen Italian sammies, as well as delicious salads and pastas such as gnocchi and lasagna. Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Camus
401 W. Clarendon Ave.
602-212-2687
www.theclarendon.net
The beyond-cosmopolitan bar and restaurant inside the Clarendon Hotel is a favorite post-art-walk destination, with chic drinks, gastronomical goodies, dope DJs, and contemporary artwork by artists such as painters Banding Hendrix and Brian Boner. Regular Hours:Daily, 7 a.m.-2 a.m.; Art Detour:New paintings from artists, as well as an Artlink Mystery Gallery at the Clarendon, Friday, 7 a.m.-2 a.m. (with DJ William Fucking Reed at 10 p.m.); Saturday, 7 a.m.-2 a.m. (with DJ Mr. Meeble at 10 p.m.); and Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 a.m. (with DJ Kris the Fist at 10 p.m.).

Casa Blanca Nightclub & Lounge
1801 W. Van Buren St.
602-252-5353
www.myspace.com/casablancalive
This two-part tavern and nightspot (one side’s a concert venue, the other a sports bar) is in a somewhat seedy stretch of downtown, but it’s worth risking a mugging to peep the best in local music. Regular Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with music from Georgio the Dove Valentino, Damesviolet, and the Year of Acceleration, at 7 p.m.; and Nortec Collective, Pone Discos, and others at 11 p.m. with a $10 cover); Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with Abbi Normal, The Diagonals, Mozart’s Sister, Kings No More, and Jetlag at 8 p.m. with a $5 cover); and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with DJ Elastika at 7 p.m.).

Cheuvront Wine & Cheese Cafe
1326 N. Central Ave.
602-307-0022
www.cheuvront.biz
Thirsty? Try some pinot noir or any of the other 40-odd wines available by the glass (and more than 100 by the bottle) at this vino parlor. Culinary samplings include 60 cheeses and plenty of haute cuisine. Regular Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight; Saturday, 4 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight; Saturday, 4 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 4-9 p.m.

Cibo Urban Pizzeria Cafe
603 N. 5th Ave.
602-441-2697
www.cibophoenix.com
Pizza never tasted as exquisite as the kind of round-pie ambrosia slung by Guido Saccone at Cibo. There’s also a full menu of other exotic Italian delights. Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-11 p.m.; and Saturday, 5-11 p.m. Art Detour: New work by painter Pierre Hambur, Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, 5-11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fair Trade Cafe
1020 N. 1st Ave.
602-354-8150
This coffeehouse and quasi-gallery offers socially conscious Fair Trade products, such as coffee and chocolate, in addition to serving breakfast and lunch and featuring monthly shows by local artists. Regular Hours:Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour:“Seeking God” show with paintings by Vada Roseberry and Laura Fisher Smith, as well as Russian icons by Smith, Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Homme
138 W. Camelback Rd.
602-234-3023
www.hommelounge.com
The swanky two-story gay lounge Homme transforms into a bilevel beat emporium nearly every night, with twisted turntablists drawing in clubgoers of every sexual orientation. Regular Hours: Daily, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour: Open Friday-Sunday, 7 p.m-2 a.m. (with “StraightNoChaser Presents: one” featuring DJs Joe DiPadova and Halo at 10 p.m. Friday with a $10-$15 cover; and Upstairs featuring DJs Pablo Gomez, Joe Bear, Shane Silkey, and Justin McBee at 9 p.m. Saturday; and “Lush” with DJ Brandon on Sunday at 9 p.m.).

Marvin’s Gardens
101 E. McDowell Rd.
602-258-7000
Although this kickback hash house is only open during daytime hours, you can still consume dinnertime dishes such as sautéed crab cakes and succulent pork chops, as well as numerous breakfast and lunch options. Regular Hours: Daily, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Art Detour: Open daily, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monroe’s
3 W. Monroe St.
602-258-1182
This underground hangout feels like Hell’s waiting room, with gloomy red lighting illuminating various nightcrawlers sampling sinful delights such as ample alcoholic libations and sultry rock and blues tunes. Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour: Open all weekend, Friday-Saturday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (with rockers Kris & Randy on Friday at 9:30 p.m.; and music by Jeordie, Mark Zubia, and others on Saturday at 9:30 p.m.); Saturday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; and Sunday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

My Florist Café
530 W. McDowell Rd.
602-254-0333
www.myfloristcafe.com
Gourmet sandwiches and salads are the main attraction at this trendy eatery, but you can also get scrumptious breakfasts such as herb frittatas in the a.m., as well as delectable sampler plates after 3 p.m. Regular Hours: Daily, 7 a.m.-midnight. Art Detour: Breakfast and lunch specials offered daily, 7 a.m.-midnight (with pianist Nicole Pesce at 7 each night).

The Old Spaghetti Factory
1418 N. Central Ave.
602-257-0380
www.osf.com
When starving artists need inexpensive edibles, they head for this retro-homey and unpretentious Italian eatery for its dirt-cheap “complete meal” (featuring soup or salad, pasta, bread, dessert, and a beverage for about $9). Other traditional tastes, such as lasagna and chicken Parmesan, are also available. Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 3:30-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 3:30-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Portland’s Restaurant
105 W. Portland St.
602-795-7480
www.portlandsphoenix.com
This restaurant and wine bar regularly hangs the work of local-art-scene all stars such as primitive pop painter Luis Gutierrez and mixed-media sculptor Susan Copeland. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-midnight; Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Art Detour:Pastel mixed-media oil paintings by Kimberly A. Levi, Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-midnight; and Saturday, 5-10 p.m.

Royal Coffee Bar
209 W. Jackson St.
602-374-8044
www.royalcoffeebar.com
Coffee is king here, but it ain’t the only thing, as this espresso emporium also doles out mouthwatering muffins and other treats from neighbor Sweet Pea Bakery, locally produced artwork, and DJs. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 7 a.m.-midnight; Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. Art Detour:Ryan Presson’s “BLANCO+NEGRO” photography series, Friday, 7 a.m.-midnight (with a DJ at 6 p.m.); Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Séamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
18 W. Monroe St.
602-253-6081
www.seamusmccaffreys.com
After peeping plenty of paintings, polish off a pint of Guinness, Harp, Bass, or any of the countless other intoxicating elixirs at this popular Irish hangout. Regular Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Art Detour: Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with rock by O’Carroll’s Gate from 7-10 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. (with an Irish seisiún featuring Sven Henrich at 7 p.m.).

Sweet Pea Bakery
209 W. Jackson St.
602-296-4042
www.sweetpeaaz.com
It’s impossible to stay away from Brian Coonce and Danielle Librera’s urbane sugar shack for more than a day, as such decadent deserts as brownie cupcakes, the PB&J cookie sandwich, and the trademarked sweet pea cake keep you coming back. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m, and 7-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Art Detour: Abstract acrylic paintings by Alexander Scott Hughes, Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m, and 7-10 p.m. (with readings by Merge Poetry Journal on Friday at 7 p.m.); and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Welcome Diner
924 E. Roosevelt St.
602-495-1111
This is one authentic shoebox-size kitsch cafe, featuring fried-egg sandwiches, boffo burgers, hot dogs, and fries. Regular Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Willow House
149 W. McDowell Rd.
602-252-0272
www.thewillowhouse.com
Besides a java jolt or tasty baked goods, budding artists get a break at this coffeehouse, as emerging artists such as painter J.W. Miller have hung works alongside such veterans as abstract photographer Wayne Michael Reich during monthly shows. Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-midnight; Friday, 6 a.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 a.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m.-midnight. Art Detour: New work by local artists, Friday, 6 a.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 a.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m.-midnight. (with live entertainment all weekend). All events take place on Friday, March 2; Saturday, March 3; and/or Sunday, March 4.

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