First Friday heats up tonight with creative works going up all over the city. Here are our picks for shows not to miss this artful evening.
"Hot Plate!" @ R. Pela Contemporary Art Don't mind us while we toot our own horn just a little bit. The series of commemorative plates that make up this exhibition were designed by local artists as an homage to this year's Best of Phoenix theme: Vintage Phoenix. The contributing creatives come from a wide array of backgrounds, and we're pretty sure a large portion of them have never worked under these exact parameters. You probably wouldn't have pegged souvenir dishes as a great medium for high art before. This show may force you to re-think that.