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Downtown's First Friday (Jan. 7)

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.

And be sure to check out Lilia Menconi's picks for don't miss art tonight.

Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for January 7 ...

On the Map:

NSAA Show @ Heritage Square Artlink Heritage Square Gallery presents Vanguards of Art, a group exhibition featuring high school students from The New School for the Arts and Academics (NSAA). The opening reception's from 6 to 10 p.m., and will feature works in a variety of media.

Blackline @ Pravus
Check out the pen and ink drawings of local painters and tattoo artists including Matt Dickson, Dan Diaz, and Aaron Coleman (to name a few). Doors open at 6 p.m..

Sarah Hurwitz, Logan Bellew and Daniel Funkhouser @ eye lounge

The three local artists will finish out their month-long run, so check out Funkhouser's large-scale neon portraits, Bellew's photography and Hurwitz's catalog of insects before they come down on Jan. 15.

Other Useful Information:
- If you'd like to see ridiculous winter outfits and wipe outs, check the ice rink at CityScape, the parking lot behind Bikini Lounge on Grand Avenue, or near the tents set up outside of Revolver Records.

- If you'd like to see some art, check out the galleries earlier in the evening (galleries usually open around 5 p.m.) and then head up to the Melrose District, where Blueberry Deluxe, Go Kat Go and Retro Ranch are open late.

- For parking: 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 ...

- If you missed it, our fourth jackalope limited edition sticker (designed by Robbie Pfeffer) will be making its debut tonight! Find a few at the locations marked on our map.

Happy Friday!

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