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  • Come With Us On a Tempe Public Art Walk Along Mill Avenue
    May 20 at 3:29 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    A trio of towering rabbits, a painting of Albert Einstein, a giant Phoenix Suns sneaker, and a sculpture made with piano wire and screen mesh. They're all works of art we spotted during a recent walking tour of public art centered around Mill…

     
  • The Art and Artists of May's Third Friday
    May 19 at 4 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    May's Third Friday art walk had a little something for everyone — from space and ocean-inspired ceramics to paintings honoring celebrities impacted by opioids. Along the way, we found cake toppers that would have rocked the royal wedding and queer…

     
  • Creative Art and Architecture of FORM Arcosanti 2018
    May 17 at 10:13 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    FORM Arcosanti is as much about art and architecture as it is about music and people. Not only is the city of Arcosanti already filled with amazing structures and art that co-exist with the surrounding nature, but when FORM happens once a year, it…

     

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  • Maximum Effort: The Best Deadpool Cosplay in Phoenix
    May 16 at 11:34 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The whole world's about to experience Deadpool-mania once again, thanks to the release of the latest movie featuring the ribald Marvel Comics character. Thing is, geekdom's already been crazy for Deadpool for years now. The “merc with a mouth” has…

     
  • Phoenix Mural Festival  Brings Fresh Color to the Streets
    May 8 at 5:08 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Dozens of artists took to the streets during the inaugural Phoenix Mural Festival, which officially ran from Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6. Here's a sampling of murals created around the city, and some of the artists whose work is bringing fresh…

     
  • Mesa Arts Center Celebrates <i>Fantastic Planet</i> With Dance and Fire
    May 5 at 3:43 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Dancers and fire performers took to the Mesa Arts Center campus Friday night, May 4, to celebrate the arrival of a new temporary art installation by Australian artist Amanda Parer. Three of Parer's inflated, illuminated humanoid forms dot the Mesa…

     
  • <i>Star Wars</i> Fans Go Wild Celebrating May the Fourth Be With You
    May 5 at 7:50 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    May 4 should be a national holiday for Star Wars fans. But until then, Cobra Arcade Bar is the way to go with its signature block party, which had a line around the block for hours on Friday. The party took place in downtown Phoenix with patrons…

     
  • Come With Us on an Arizona Road Trip
    May 3 at 8:23 a.m. by Tim Vasquez

    We all want to make our great escape during summer in Arizona, but finances can say otherwise. So let's plan an adventure that won't break the bank. Take this road trip with us and we'll show you some of our favorite places to day trip or camp out.

     
  • Your Guide to Must-See Art Shows in Metro Phoenix
    April 29 at 4:14 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    You'll see plenty of art during First Friday in downtown Phoenix. But you'll miss out on a lot of other notable work if that's the only time you check out exhibitions. It's tough to keep track of everything happening around town. Which is why we've…

     
  • The Beautiful People of Wet Electric 2018
    April 29 at 3:57 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    A look at some of the thousands of EDM fans, rave kids, party monsters, and attendees that flocked to Big Surf in Tempe for this year's Wet Electric on Saturday, April 28.

     
  • The Arcade Action and Pinball Wizardry of ZapCon 2018
    April 22 at 4:02 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Fans of vintage pinball and arcade games gathered at the Mesa Convention Center on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, for two straight days of button-pounding, joystick-wrangling fun at ZapCon. More than 300 classic games were featured at…

     
  • The Art and Artists of April Third Friday
    April 21 at 2:38 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    We found giant tassels inside a shipping container, fiber art created with organic dyes at an automotive store, and images from animal trail cameras at an artist collective gallery. They're just three of more than a dozen fresh shows that opened…

     
  • Phoenix Razing: 9 Buildings That Deserve Demolition
    April 19 at 6 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    Local preservationists are still clutching their stomachs and groaning about our latest architectural loss. In late February, the Molly Helen Neal house at 120 East Willetta Street was bulldozed by developers who recently bought the property. Built…

     
  • There Were a Lot of Great Rides at the Guadalupe Car Show
    April 16 at 10:38 a.m. by Jorge Mariscal Valle

    Car enthusiasts and families got together on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in the heart of Guadalupe. It was a day filled with lots of different cars and styles, as well as food and live music. 

     
  • The Phoenix Pride Parade Responds With Love and Fun
    April 8 at 7:04 p.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    There were protests from within the LGBTQ community and from outsiders, but the Phoenix Pride Parade still came together on Sunday, April 8, with to kick off the second day of Pride Weekend with decorated floats, music, and lots of love.

     
  • The Couples and Fashion of Pride 2018
    April 8 at 11:46 a.m. by Jorge Mariscal Valle

    Love was in the air and everyone's style was on point at the Phoenix Pride Festival on Sunday, April 7. Couples share with us how they met and other attendees show off their sense of style.

     
  • People of Pride Festival 2018
    April 8 at 10:12 a.m. by Jorge Mariscal Valle

    Hundreds of people came together at Indian Steele Park in Phoenix on Saturday, April 7, 2018, for the annual Pride Festival. The heat did not stop the LGBTQ community from putting on a great festival filled with tons of sponsors, food, music, and…

     
  • April's First Friday Brings Community Together in Downtown Phoenix
    April 7 at 11:55 a.m. by Tim Vasquez

    When you think about First Friday, odds are, you think about the art. Rightfully so, it's the heart of it. However, there is so much more to it. The music, the food, the protesters, the vendors, the family, the love, the hate and the people. At…

     
  • Two Words: Jackalope Taxidermy
    April 1 at 4:13 p.m. by Patrick Bryant

    Rabbits are cut, skinned, fleshed, and mounted with antlers to create the mythical jackalope. Curious Nature hosted one-day taxidermy workshop on Saturday, March 31, 2018, led by Frank and Suzi James. The students started with a deceased rabbit and…

     
  • Beautiful Sights and Wildflower Hikes in Metro Phoenix
    March 30 at 4:49 p.m. by Jordyn Carias

    As British poet Leigh Hunt once said, “Colors are the smiles of nature.” Though we could say that the hues produced in autumn delightfully ease us into the winter months, the painted landscapes that come with spring often bring a boost to…

     

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