Event Type

Search More

Locations

Eye Lounge

419 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 | Central Phoenix | 602-430-1490

Location Description:

This Roosevelt Row gallery has been the “it” place to see and be seen on downtown Phoenix First Fridays for years. eye lounge, an artist-run collective, has been around since 1999 but at its current location since Decemeber 2001. It's a staple in the underground arts scene, a must-see spot on First Fridays and a supporter of Third Friday events as well. They've always got a nice selection of exhibitions going on and have featured rotating murals to showcase those exhibitions in the past. We love to lurk around this contemporary art space not only because of the artistic eye candy, but also because at eye lounge you're almost guaranteed to catch glimpses of – and maybe even interact with – some of the biggest names in the local art scene.


Related Stories (52)

Related Stories

  • Jackalope Ranch: 100 Creatives
    Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're...
  • Jackalope Ranch: News
    Roosevelt Row staple gallery Eye Lounge turns 15 this year. And to celebrate, owners Cindy Dach and Greg Esser are changing things up. Soon the collective art space, which currently can...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    First Friday heats up tonight with creative works going up all over Phoenix. Here are our picks for shows not to miss this evening. "Tom Sawyer Wears A Business Suit" The new Step Gallery...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    New Times photographers were out and about this weekend. Did they snap your picture? Session Saturdays at Hotel Valley Ho's OH Pool On what was probably the last reasonable weekend...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Big Brain Awards
    You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives and the results are in. Introducing our 2014 Big Brain finalists. Leading up to the Big Brain Award...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Big Brain Awards
    You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives, and the results are in. Introducing our 2014 Big Brain finalists. Leading up to the Big Brain Award...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    This week's freebies are all about making change without spending it. From solid start-up business advice to giving some downtown staples some much needed facelifts, here are our top three...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Top Lists
    Quick PHX, our annual pocket guide to art, shopping, and partying in Phoenix, is on stands now -- just in time for Viva PHX on Friday, March 7, and Art Detour 26 on Saturday and Sunday,...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    Where to begin? That is the biggest question when it comes to the annual free festival and self-guided tour that is Art Detour. Now in its 26th year, the celebration of Phoenix's growing...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Forbidden: A Romantic Adventure Exploring Love Through Fashion at {9} The Gallery {9} The Gallery presented some of history's steamiest romances in Forbidden: a Romantic Adventure Exploring...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    Love art but hate crowds? Head to downtown Phoenix tonight for Third Friday to get your fix of arty goodness without the sea of humans that typically accompanies First Friday. Here are our...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Does it seem right that in the middle of a desert exists the fifth largest metropolis in the United States? What of those golf courses and unnaturally green lawns? Ever notice that the Salt...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld of Scottsdale You'd be hard pressed to find many people who don't like horses. Little girls beg to own a pony, and some adult men get into the...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    New Times photographers were out and about over the past week. Did we snap your picture? New Year's Eve 2013 Parties in Downtown Phoenix Downtown Phoenix was replete with a slew of New...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    First Friday heats up tonight with creative works going up all over the city. Here are our picks for shows not to miss this artful evening. "The Light Beneath" @ Eye Lounge Olivia Timmons'...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Anyone who has watched RuPaul’s Drag Race for more than 10 minutes can vouch for the magic of drag. Seeing a burly, masculine man transform into a glamorous, six-foot-something woman...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Performance Art
    Anyone who has watched RuPaul's Drag Race for at least 10 minutes can vouch for the magic of drag. Seeing a burly man (eyebrows optional) transform into a gorgeous woman is more...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    First Friday heats up tonight with creative works going up all over the city. Here are our picks for shows not to miss this artful evening. "Robots and What Nots! A Space Boy Robot Show" @...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Pedal Craft Volume 3 will help bring Phoenix Design Week to a close on Friday, October 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Monorchid in downtown Phoenix. See also: 10 Metro Phoenix Artists to Follow...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    Shout-out everyone who braved the higher temps of the past months to continue supporting the local art scene. We salute you. As the temperatures drop, we know y'all are getting excited to...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Alexandra Bowers' heart is in wood. The artist works with the medium, burning it, to convey the friction between natural elements and urban sprawl. On panels she reveals plant specimens,...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    First Friday heats up tonight with creative works going up all over the city. Here are our picks for shows not to miss this artful evening. "Generations: Inspiration of Bird City" @ Willo...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Fourth of July Nightlife in Scottsdale and Tempe Downtown Tempe and Old Town Scottsdale's numerous bars and clubs were swarming with co-eds dressed in red, white, and blue ensembles and...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    If you've ever imagined Phoenix becoming totally submerged in water, then you and Abbey Messmer have something in common. The local artist says living in the desert didn't prevent her from...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    First Friday heats up July 5 with creative works going up all over the city. Here are our picks for shows not to miss this artful evening. Coyote Ghost @ Palabra Studios "Coyote Ghost,"...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Chris Maker's visual art has an interesting perspective. The Phoenix-based artist was trained as an architect and city planner and uses his experiences with planning and structure to create...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    For three years, Sarah Hurwitz has filled Eye Lounge, 419 East Roosevelt Street, with everything we have ever wanted to own. The local artist’s paintings and mixed-media installations...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    It's been a whirlwind three years for Lara Plecas. The Phoenix artist has created and showcased a number of works throughout Phoenix, but this month, she'll close a chapter as a member of...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    Daniel Funkhouser's latest pair of exhibitions at Eye Lounge is the best sensory overload we've had since the neon comeback of 2012. The local artist's Family Photos is a series of...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    Be it aFirst Friday or a Third Friday -- we're just excited about having an excuse (not that we need one) to see some great art exhibitions. Some are opening tonight Downtown, others have...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Curse those pesky Mayans and the long-count calendar they crafted eons ago. It's got a good chunk of the general populace (well, the ones without a modicum of common sense, at any rate)...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Walk up to any of the plaster casts now on view at Eye Lounge gallery and you might spot a familiar face. For weeks, Phoenix artist Lara Plecas gathered dozens of members of the community...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Field Guide
    Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Lee Davis is on a mission to create approachable conceptual art. The local painter writes that he’s always had an appreciation for flora, fauna, and their habitats, and when his...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Field Guide
    Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Field Guide
    Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    It's Third Friday in downtown Phoenix, which means there are plenty of excuses to get out an see the latest work by local and visiting artists. In celebration of our second birthday (and...
  • Jackalope Ranch: News
    On the opening night of Eye Lounge's annual fundraiser show, art community members mingled and snatched up small-scale works donated by local artists. The show's an opportunity for the Eye...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Field Guide
    Downtown Phoenix's Third Friday and Art Detour combined make a weekend full of local artwork.  The 24-year-old event, officially organized by Artlink, will take over galleries and...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    Christina Pruitt says that the idea for her latest exhibition, Swept, came from growing up in a culture of fa├žades. The local artist was raised in West Texas. When she moved to Phoenix and...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Mural City
    It's about time Phoenix sees some serious mural love. In the interest of giving credit to their artists and because we're losing track of the times we've said, "Woah, when did that go up?",...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    If you ever need a science geek to complete your Trivia Night team, consider Claire Warden, if she's in town."You can buy platinum from different chemical suppliers," she offers....
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Salt is traditionally used to preserve food items. But photographer Claire A. Warden uses salt to crystallize plants -- her manipulation of botanical preservation -- photographs them, and,...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Bug sex isn't a topic often skewered in public, artistic forum. But a new collaborative show involving four ASU entomology students, two ceramicists, and one artist-biologist does just that....
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Daniel Funkhouser's "chaotic collision of materials, styles, and influences" closes this weekend at eye lounge. The painter and photographer's show "Cacophrodisiac" features four large,...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    Daniel Funkhouser doesn't tend to hold anything back when he creates art.  According to the 27-year-old painter and photographer, his ultra-colorful artwork incorporates a "chaotic...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    Talk about eye candy. A group of our favorite local artists will have their work up for view (and sale) this Friday at eye lounge gallery in downtown Phoenix. A sugary addition:...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Although Sheriff Joe Arpaio doesn’t resemble the mythological god Hades in the slightest, local artist David Bradley thinks they’re more alike than you know. Both share a penchant...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Visual Art
    You'll see some famous faces if you visit Eye Lounge on Friday, September 16. You could even tell Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio off to his face, and not worry about retribution. That's...
  • Culture: Art
    The breakup gods are being summoned at eye lounge. As part of the installation "Grief: Sukiyaki," Jenna Duncan has organized the west half of the Phoenix gallery into an informal pop-up...
  • Culture: Art
    Backyard chicken wrangling is suddenly very cool. Tattooed, cruiser-pedaling hipsters, NoPho lacrosse moms, and even teenagers (the sure sign that a trend's become legit) are doing...
  • Culture:
    The entire 22-member roster of artists at eye lounge, 419 East Roosevelt Street, contributes their best and brightest works for the gallery's annual Art Detour showcase. The lineup includes...

Best of Award Recipient

Business Description

eye lounge is a collective, artist-run, contemporary art space committed to fostering emerging and established visual artists in downtown Phoenix.

Loading...