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  • Mural City: See How Artists Are Transforming Roosevelt Row in Phoenix
    August 13 at 6:30 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Change seems to be the only constant in Roosevelt Row, a downtown Phoenix neighborhood named one of the country's best arts districts. New development abounds, bringing significant shifts in the urban landscape. But at least one thing hasn't…

     
  • The Drone Racing Competition in Tempe Was Nerdy Fun
    August 12 at 10:44 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    When most people think of drones they think of annoying helicopter-like bugs flying high in the sky invading people's privacy. We've all seen these by now but many of us didn't know that drone racing was a thing. We made our way to The Watershed in…

     
  • Game On Expo 2019's Best Costumes and Cosplayers
    August 11 at 1:50 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Cosplay and costumes inspired by games and geeky subject matter were in abundance inside the Phoenix Convention Center's South Building during the first two days of Game On Expo 2019 on Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10. Here's a look at…

     

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  • The <i>Harry Potter</i> Triwizard Tournament Parties at Changing Hands Were Magic
    July 30 at 9 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Muggles, half-bloods, and wizards alike gathered at Changing Hands Bookstore in midtown Phoenix on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, to celebrate the world's most famous wizard during a pair of Harry Potter parties. The festivities included…

     
  • 25 Murals Off the Beaten Path in Metro Phoenix
    July 19 at 6:30 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Murals abound in metro Phoenix, where artists tackle everything from social justice to rock and roll stars. It's easy to spot murals along the main routes you travel everyday. But summer is a great time to chase murals you haven't seen before. So…

     
  • Vintage Photos of Apollo Astronauts Invading Arizona Before Going to the Moon
    July 18 at 7 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Long before they first stepped onto the moon, Neil Armstrong and other the astronauts of the Apollo program came to Arizona to train. Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, NASA brought its all-American space rangers to Flagstaff and elsewhere in Arizona to…

     
  • Celebrating Frida Kahlo at Mucho Más Art Studio in Phoenix
    July 7 at 12:45 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Frida Kahlo fans converged on Mucho Más Art Studio on Saturday, July 6, eager to celebrate the birthday of the famed Mexican artist who lived from 1907 to 1954. Several creatives in the Phoenix Fridas artist collective were there, sharing Frida…

     
  • July First Friday in Phoenix — From Murals to Musicians
    July 6 at 9:53 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    First Friday may have started as an art walk. But nowadays it feels more like a street fair, especially along Roosevelt Row, where we spotted poets, bands, artists, and murals on July 5. Over on Grand Avenue, highlights included the official…

     
  • The Badass Horror Tattoos of Mad Monster Party Arizona 2019
    July 3 at 3 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Horror film fanatics flocked to the We-Ko-Pa Resort in Scottsdale from Friday, June 28, to Sunday, June 30, for Mad Monster Party Arizona 2019. And many of them were adorned with tattoos inspired by scary movies and TV shows, slasher icons, or…

     
  • Mad Monster Party Arizona 2019 Was Freaky and Frightening Fun
    July 3 at 11:42 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Hordes of horror movie fans from throughout the Valley invaded the We-Ko-Pa resort in Scottsdale from Friday, June 28, to Sunday, June 30, for a weekend of thrills and chills during Mad Monster Party Arizona 2019. The three-day convention focusing…

     
  • Suds n' Slides Was Good Adult Fun in Mesa
    June 28 at 10:59 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    Adults got the chance to party like they were youngsters at Suds 'n' Slides on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Mesa. Water slides, foam activities, and of course, plenty of grown-up drinks made for a day of fun as Valley temperatures heated up over the…

     
  • Catworld Gets Ready for Burning Man With Hair Ball in Phoenix
    June 24 at 12:22 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Thousands of "burners" who embrace Burning Man culture will converge in the Nevada desert in late August. In the run up to Burning Man, a cat-themed camp called Catworld gathered at Unexpected art gallery in Phoenix on June 15, eager to strut their…

     
  • It's Cat World Domination Day: We're Celebrating With Cats in Art
    June 24 at 6:30 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Every day is cat world domination day, assuming there's at least one fabulous feline in your life. But for everybody else, it falls on just a single day this year — Monday, June 24. We're celebrating with a fun collection of cat art spotted around…

     
  • Watch as Chalk Festival Artists Turn Grand Avenue Into Giant Canvas
    June 22 at 11:44 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Artists converged on Grand Avenue during Third Friday on June 21 to create a walkable canvas filled with chalk drawings. We watched Nyla Lee work her magic throughout the evening. Tato Caraveo created an elongated surreal skull, Kyllan Maney made a…

     
  • Unexpected Art Party: Balloon Hats, Bright Lights, and a Mechanical Unicorn Ride
    June 16 at 9:42 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    It's easy to tell when there's a party happening over at Unexpected, one of several art spaces located in the Grand Avenue arts enclave. Shifting colors of light shine from the metal design that wraps the front of the building, and music fills the…

     
  • Sad! Celebrating Donald Trump's 73rd Birthday With Arizona Art
    June 14 at 10 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    As Donald Trump celebrates his 73rd birthday, we're taking a look back at some of the best Trump-inspired art we've seen around the Valley in recent years. One artist painted Trump reclining in a pink bathrobe. Another gave him a mustache with…

     
  • Pride Month Phoenix 2019: Celebrating with LGBTQ Art
    June 6 at 6:35 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The Phoenix arts scene is enriched every day by LGBTQ creatives. So we decided Pride Month would be a great time to take a look back at some of our favorites works created by LGBTQ artists, and other creatives exploring inclusion and other…

     
  • Ilana Glazer Brought Laughs (and Lots of Fans) to The Van Buren
    June 3 at 12:29 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Comedian Ilana Glazer brought joy and laughs to a sold-out performance at The Van Buren on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The Broad City actress had fans grinning from ear to ear during her animated show. We captured some of her show and the fans who were…

     
  • Just When You Thought We Had No More Photos of Phoenix Fan Fusion ...
    June 2 at 11 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Here's another look back at Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019, when thousands of local geeks invaded downtown from May 23 to May 26 at the Phoenix Convention Center. And they came to see celebrities like Jeff Goldblum and Elijah Wood, show off their cosplay,…

     
  • Updated: More of Phoenix Fan Fusion's Most Awesome Costumes and Cosplayers
    May 26 at 2:09 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Costumes are one of the biggest hallmarks of any geek event or convention. Such was the case during the first two days at Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019, which runs through Sunday, May 26, at the Phoenix Convention Center. There were tons of Deadpools and…

     

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