Downtown's First Friday (July 1)

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 July 1 ...

More First Friday hints and details after the jump ... 

(Just a few) On the Map:
Welcome @ The Chocolate Factory
Hector Ruiz's Chocolate Factory will host the photography and video work of Sean Deckert, Bucky Miller, Will Jenkins, Christian Michael Filardo, whose individual projects range from animated .gifs to a photo series of downtown residents. The doors of the Chocolate Factory, at 1105 Northwest Grand Avenue, open at 7 p.m.
The Grid Show @ The Trunk Space
Nothing makes a good art show like a little mystery, and tonight Marshall Shore and Douglas Town are giving all who visit the Trunk Space a little (OK, a lot) of both. The Grid Show is an annual event at the Trunk Space dedicated to Phoenix history and culture. This year's show features work by Perry Allen, Tommy Cannon, Stephanie Carrico, Dane Q. Gore, Darcy McGrane, Lisa Takata, Towne, and Shore. Doors of the Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave,  open at 6 p.m. 

Sepulture @ eyelounge
Crystal Phelps and Tiffe Fermaint are a surprising creative pair. Each has made a name for herself in different worlds; Phelps in visual and ephemeral arts, and Fermaint in the local and national art scenes. In Sepulture, Phelps reacts to the death of her father in a series of prints, canvases, and site-specific installations, and Fermaint showcases her standing and hanging fashion forms adorned with tight leather and fur. Eyelounge, at 419 E. Roosevelt, will be open at 6 p.m..

Ryan Peter Miller @ Modified Arts
Former Modified Arts Director Kim Larkin is back in the Roosevelt Gallery with work by local visual artist, Ryan Peter Miller. Miller is known for his innovative use of paint, both on canvas and as sculpture medium. "Mark Making" will feature new drawings and paintings by Miller and will open at 6 p.m.. 

Other Useful Information:
- For some quick shopping (other than in the galleries), check out Indie Arthouse on Grand Ave, the GROWop, and Kooky Krafts. And for food, check out the A.R.T.S. Market on Roosevelt Row. 

-- The Phoenix Art Museum has great parking (and great art, go figure). On-street parking is limited along Roosevelt Street between First and Seventh streets (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 tenth limited-edition jackalope sticker by Beth Tom, will be making its debut tonight! (Find a few at each location on the map.)

Happy Friday!

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