And now for something completely different.
This week, downtown's favorite midcentury hotel, The Clarendon, is getting a makeover thanks to hotel art exhibition, Artel Phx. The premier pop-up art event will feature the installments of 20 local artists, hand-selected for their designs to transform the commercial space into something entirely new and dynamic.
For one weekend only, the retro resort will be reinvented from the inside out, as artists take their creative media from the lobby to the Sky Deck with installations involving neon sculptures, stained glass, yarn bombing, large scale projections, laser installations, paintings, photography, performance, and more.
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Featured artists, performers, and businesses include Perry Allen, Lisa Chow of Desert Dance Theatre, CONDER/dance, Jeff Davis, Epic FX, Travis J Farnsworth, Geoff Gildner, GreenHAÜS, Dagne Hanson, Joseph Mark Hanson, Mark Hughes, Candy Jimenez of Dulce Dance Company, Jamie Korb, Indigeneá, Christy Puetz, Step Raptis of Step's Junk Funk, Mary Shindell, Marshall Shore, Marilyn Szabo, and Steve Weiss.
Artel Phx presented by the Clarendon Hotel and Spa will be on view to the public Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. A special VIP preview will also be offered September 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. To purchase tickets for the limited VIP preview, contact the Clarendon front desk at 602-252-7363.
For more information, visit Artel Phx online.