10 Free Art Shows to See on Third Friday in Metro Phoenix

See work by Zach Valent at Step Gallery.EXPAND
See work by Zach Valent at Step Gallery.
Zach Valent

There's plenty of good stuff happening in downtown Phoenix this Third Friday. And there's a lot going on beyond downtown Phoenix, too. So April 21 might be a good time to expand your art horizons a bit, by adding shows at The Hive and Walter Gallery to your must-see list. The Hive is situated along Calle 16, a strip of 16th Street that boasts mural art by renowned local and international artists. And Walter Gallery, home of the giant, neon-lit VW that's best known for appearances in the Grand Avenue arts district, is located in Scottsdale.

Get an early start, people. You'll want time to take it all in.

"A Guided Journey of Introspection"
Modified Arts presents works by Jackie Andre Muhammed, in collaboration with Clottee Hammons of Emancipation Arts, an organization that seeks to raise the cultural profile of black artists in Maricopa County. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on the Modified Arts Facebook page.

See works by Zach Valent at Step Gallery.EXPAND
See works by Zach Valent at Step Gallery.
Zach Valent/Photo by Lynn Trimble

"Antiquarium of Change"
See all-new photographic, sculptural, and mixed-media works by Zach Valent. Using everyday objects that he's faux-fossilized or encrusted with mineral growths, Valent explores the inevitability of change over time, inviting viewers to consider the connections between past, present, and future. Third Friday hours at Step Gallery are 6 to 9 p.m. Get details on the ASU Events website.

See work by Bryan David Griffith at Bentley Gallery.EXPAND
See work by Bryan David Griffith at Bentley Gallery.
Bryan David Griffith/Photo by Lynn Trimble

"Art on Paper"
Explore the power of paper as a means for intimate storytelling, as Bentley Gallery presents works on paper by eight gallery-represented artists: Daniel Brice, George Thiewes, Dion Johnson, Bryan David Griffith, Michael Marlowe, Richardo Mazal, and Hiro Yokose. Featured works include drawings, paintings, and collages, to name a few. Third Friday hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more on the Bentley Gallery Facebook page.

"Body of Work"
Check out works by MB Hanrahan, who creates editions of original art cards infused with humor, sarcasm, and wit. Alwun House is showing her images spanning two decades, including her prints as well as art cards. Third Friday hours are 7 to 11 p.m. To get more information, visit the Alwun House website.

See work by Joshua Dean Wiley at {9} The Gallery.EXPAND
See work by Joshua Dean Wiley at {9} The Gallery.
Joshua Dean Wiley

"Caelestis"
See a series of new works by Joshua Dean Wiley at {9} The Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. on Third Friday. Find more information on the event Facebook page.

Read on for must-see shows at The Hive, Megaphone, and more.



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