7 Must-See Third Friday Shows in Phoenix on January 16

We're figuring the year's first Third Friday is bound to be busy, after a relative lull in some parts of the metro Phoenix art scene for First Friday earlier this month. By now, you've either recovered from New Year's festivities, or you need a little jump start to make it happen. So there's little reason not to go, especially when you consider the diverse assortment of local artwork that's out there for your viewing and buying pleasure. We chose a few more "must-sees" than usual since so many venues chose to open shows this week rather than launching them in the midst of New Year's mayhem. So get an early start, and art hop 'til you drop.

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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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