Third Friday, Grand Avenue Festival, and OP-Tic Shenanigans Over the Weekend

Downtown's Third Friday (Oct. 21) 

Third Fridays in downtown Phoenix are heating up with art openings and receptions in the galleries along Roosevelt Row. Thankfully, October's Third Friday was cool enough to get a good, long look at new work by local artists at Regular Gallery, monOrchid, Eye Lounge, and more ...

Phoenicians took the streets (er, avenue) during Saturday's Grand Avenue Festival. The annual event was full of local art, culture, and design and was hosted by the Grand Avenue Merchants' Association.

There was dancing until dawn at the OP-tic Building this past Saturday night as after-hours guru Quincy Ross put on an impromptu party at the downtown Phoenix art space starring DJ Pablo Gomez on the wheels of steel. Despite the fact he'd only decided to stage the event mere hours earlier, Ross' last-second shindig was well-attended by the usual variety of downtown scenesters, artists, and merry-makers.

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Claire Lawton
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