Downtown's First Friday (Feb. 4)

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 to art walks around town.

From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.

Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for February 4 ...

illustration by Claire Lawton
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More First Friday hints and details after the jump ... 

(Just a few) On the Map:
- 3CarPileUp @ monOrchid
Recent Works by James Angel, David Dauncey and Randy Slack. The reception starts at 6:30 p.m. at monOrchid, 214 East Roosevelt St. Check it out more information here.

- Kimber Lanning @ Regular Gallery
Greg Esser opened his Regular Gallery in January and his first show features Kimber Lanning's hand-made invitations for each show at Modified Arts from 1999 to 2005. Regular Gallery is at 918 N. 6th St. Click here for more details.

- antigirl's heart show @ Phoenicia Association
Phoenix's queen of hearts will feature her most recent series in "heart show." The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. at Phoenecia Association, 821 N. Third Street.

- Shapeshifters @ Modified Arts
Ingrid Restemayer and Christy Puetz show their latest work, which ranges from embroidered keepsakes to beaded animals -- both artists work is conceptually on the archetypal myth of the shape-shifter. Check out our full review of the show here.

- Electrostube @ antispace
International artist Gordon Monahan's bringing his experimental music piece "Speaker Swinging" to antispace, 715 W. Buchanan, starting at 9 p.m. The show's described by Monahan as performance art and audio sculpture. Click here for more details.

- Dangerous and Hard to See @ Bragg's Pie Factory
If you can make during one of the many openings/closings in one night, check out ASU Art School's exhibition at Bragg's Pie Factory on Grand Avenue. Check out our full preview here and find more information on the event's Facebook page.

Other Useful Information:

- If you missed it, our fifth jackalope limited edition sticker (designed by Lalo Cota) will be making its debut tonight! Find a few at each location marked with a star on the map.

- To embrace the shenanigans, check out the live music and art at Revolver Records on Roosevelt Street, at Bikini Lounge on Grand Avenue and all over Heritage Square.

- To avoid the shenanigans, go early (galleries usually open around 5 p.m.) and peace out before the Beiber haircuts and break dancing take the streets.

-- The Phoenix Art Museum has great parking (and great art, go figure) and free event shuttles sponsored by Artlink, Inc. to various areas throughout downtown including Roosevelt Row. Route maps are available at the Museum. On-street parking is limited along Roosevelt Street between 1st Street and 7th Street (Note: meters downtown are still checked until 8 p.m.). Or if you can nab a spot, check out the free street parking on Grand Avenue ...

Happy Friday

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Claire Lawton
Contact: Claire Lawton