When late downtown arts champion Jane Reddin opened the doors of Practical Art, she wanted to give Phoenix artisans a space to display their work and bring together locally-minded consumers. It was no small mission, and after her passing last February her friends, local artists Kara Roschi and Lisa Olson, decided to carry on Reddin’s vision.
Four years after opening, Practical Art remains a strong support for artists with plenty of reasons to celebrate. From Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, Roschi and Olson invite the community to do just that. Practical Art's anniversary weekend will include a pie social on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., brunch and a ceramic demo on Saturday, and lunch with Short Leash Hotdogs on Sunday with live music from Amen Cowboy, Samson Says, and Bogan Via.