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  • Meow Wolf's Las Vegas Concept, Omega Mart, Is an Otherworldly Trip to the Store
    February 24 at 10:03 a.m. by Jennifer Goldberg

    Phoenix might not be getting its own Meow Wolf experience anytime soon, but there's now a new Meow Wolf even closer to the Valley than the Santa Fe, New Mexico, original. Meow Wolf's Omega Mart concept opened in Las Vegas' Area 15 entertainment…

  • The Scene at Grand Avenue's Holiday Market and Sidewalk Sale: Photos
    December 20 at 9:01 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Over the weekend, Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix was filled with holiday markets and sidewalk sales, providing safe shopping from local vendors across the Valley. 

  • Celebrating Global Cat Day With Feline Art Around Metro Phoenix
    October 16 at 10:08 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Cats never need an excuse to be at the center of attention. But Global Cat Day, which falls on October 16, gives you a great excuse to pamper your cat a bit more than usual. The day was established to raise awareness about ways to help all cats…

  • The Art and Artists of Eye Lounge in Roosevelt Row
    October 15 at 3:15 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The Phoenix-based Eye Lounge artist collective is marking its 20th anniversary, which makes it a great time to look back at some of the exhibits they've shown in recent years — and the gallery spaces they've called home. Here's a sampling of…

  • Metro Phoenix Muralists Turn Social Justice Issues Into Art
    August 14 at 7 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Local artists have a long history of making murals that reflect social justice themes. Here's a sampling of murals tackling issues from racial justice to immigrant rights, in case you're eager to get out and explore a bit of art on the urban…

  • SB 1070 Inspires a Decade of Protest Art
    July 30 at 6 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    It's been 10 years since Arizona adopted SB 1070, the controversial "show me your papers" law that put Arizona on the map for racial profiling. Here's a look back at art inspired by SB 1070, along with 10 years of art exploring racism, immigration,…

  • Here's What Phoenix's LGBTQ Bar Scene Looked Like in the '70s, '80s, and '90s
    July 28 at 6 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Metro Phoenix's LGBTQ bar scene has a lenghty history stretching back decades. From the '70s into the '90s and beyond, spots like The Connection, Taylor’s, and Trax flourished, providing members of the community places to drink, dance, and party.…

  • Behind the Scenes at Cirque Du Soleil's <i>OVO</i>
    February 23 at 3:27 p.m. by James Deak

    Phoenix New Times recently had the opportunity to experience what goes on behind the scenes of Cirque Du Soleil's OVO, which is happening through February 23 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The performers were seen practicing up high above the stage…

  • The Absolute Idiocy of Phoenix Idiotarod 2020
    February 18 at 2:38 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Teams of costumed pranksters rolled their colorfully decorated shopping carts through the streets of downtown Phoenix on Saturday, February 8. It was part of the insane and inane fun of the annual Phoenix Idiotarod, an urban shopping cart race put…

  • The Best Cosplay We Saw at Tempe FanCon 2020
    January 27 at 8 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Geeks from across the Valley turned out in droves for Tempe FanCon 2020 on Saturday, January 25, including plenty of cosplayers. The afternoon-long event outside of the Tempe Public Library featured several dozen people dressed in geeky get-ups,…

  • Where?House Gallery Brings the Fire and Ice to Phoenix
    January 20 at 8:03 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Music pulsed through the Where?House gallery on Saturday, January 18, as a steady steam of people arrived for an event called Fire & Ice: The Winter Extravaganza. It was presented by Walter Productions, a creative team best-known for giant art cars…

  • The No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2020 Was Pure Pantsless Fun
    January 15 at 8:37 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    No pants? No problem. More than 100 Valley residents undressed to impress aboard public transportation on Sunday, January 12, during the No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2020. The annual urban prank involves people taking a trip aboard the Valley…

  • The Best Cosplay We Saw at Taiyou Con 2020
    January 7 at 8 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Cosplayers were everywhere to be seen at Taiyou Con 2020, the annual geek celebration for local fans of Japanese pop culture. The three-day event, which took place from Friday, January 3, to Sunday, January 5, at the Mesa Convention Center,…

  • 10 Best Metro Phoenix Art Exhibits of 2019
    January 6 at 9:49 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    No worries if you didn't get out to see every art show in metro Phoenix during 2019. We made the exhibit rounds, exploring art in galleries, museums, and unconventional spaces. Here's a look back at 10 of our favorites, including several that…

  • Slideshow: The Best Things We Saw on the Metro Phoenix Arts Scene in 2019
    December 31 at 3:31 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The arts landscape offered some intriguing views in 2019, as visual and performance artists created diverse works that often served as mirrors for the metro Phoenix community. Here are some pictures of the 10 best things we saw in arts and culture…

  • Visual Guide: Phoenix Artists You Should Follow on Instagram
    December 17 at 1:36 p.m. by Bri Arreguin-Malloy

    Instagram is the platform of choice for many Phoenix-based photographers, graphic designers, and artists who want to showcase their work and creativity with their community and the world. These accounts represent the diverse talent our city holds.…

  • Geeking Out at LIBCON West 2019 in Glendale
    December 9 at 1:56 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Cloudy skies didn't keep local geeks from turning out at Velma Teague Library in downtown Glendale on Saturday, December 7, for LIBCON West 2019. The afternoon-long event featured plenty of nerdy happenings, ranging from cosplayers and vendors to…

  • A Peek Inside Phoenix Art Museum's 'Legends of Speed' Exhibition
    November 25 at 7 a.m. by Phoenix New Times Writers

    Lotus. Maserati. Ferrari. They’re names you likely associate with cars, rather than art. Even so, the new “Legends of Speed” exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum makes a compelling case for cars as art objects by highlighting the aesthetics and cultural…

  • The Most Badass Tatts We Saw at Phoenix Tattoo Expo 2019
    November 3 at 3:13 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Dozens of tattoo artists from throughout the U.S. were doing their thing at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa from Friday, November 1, to Sunday, November 3, during the Phoenix Tattoo Expo 2019. The three-day event featured more than 40…

  • Celebrating Dia de los Muertos — From Artwork to Altars
    October 31 at 11:02 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Dia de los Muertos celebrations are well underway around metro Phoenix, as people use traditions ranging from altars to sugar skulls to honor loved ones who've passed on. Here's a glimpse at Dia de los Muertos festivities we've spotted around town,…


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