You don't need big bucks to make big change. Whether it's gaining artistic inspiration, making your voice heard in the community, or taking your entrepreneurial ambitions to the next level, metro Phoenix is making DIY improvements a whole lot more affordable. Here are our top three picks for priceless events around town.
Stories aren't woven, they're welded. At least they are in Vision Gallery's current exhibition, "Unpredictable Change: Kinetic Sculpture." In this collaborative show by local artists Jose Benavides, Doug Brannan, and Kevin Caron, each artist aims to create a narrative that illustrates contradictory strength and vulnerability of the metal medium. This show is on display through July 5. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.visiongallery.org.
This summer Burton Barr Central Library is doing its part to get your business back on track with a series of Business Success Workshops. On Thursday, June 12, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. stop by to learn about business licensing and free online resources for getting started with "Resources for Developing a Successful Business." Then on Friday, June 13, stop by the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as author and businessman Steve Werner discusses "One Man's Uncommon Path to Entrepreneurship." For a look at the full lineup of free business workshops happening June through July, visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive.
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Join Emerging Arts Leaders Phoenix as they host a happy hour at O.H.S.O. Brewery in Phoenix on Monday, June 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy drink specials like $6 beer, wine, and cocktails as you meet and greet with other Valley creatives. This happy hour is EALphx's way of networking with emerging art leaders and gathering community input for their annual Creative Conversation event in October. For more information, visit the event on Facebook.