LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Rialto at 191 Toole
Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Rialto at 191 Toole

  • 191 Toole

Built in 1923, the warehouse at 191 East Toole Avenue served as a refrigerated transfer station & hub for the Union Pacific Railroad. Since then, it's had several iterations, including the first location for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and as Skrappy's, a community youth center. The Rialto Theatre Foundation has now taken the reins and is revamping the space, and is already programming 191 Toole with multiple live shows weekly.

December Kimber Lanning Presents & Volunteer Orientation
Dec
8
5:30 pm17:30

December Kimber Lanning Presents & Volunteer Orientation

  • Local First Arizona Phoenix Offices

Volunteer with us as an Ambassador to Local First Arizona (ALFA)! We call our volunteers “ALFAs”  (Ambassadors of Local First Arizona) because they are dedicated to our mission of creating unique, diverse communities and a more sustainable, resilient economy for everyone!

Sustainability Series - Sustainable Fashion
Dec
14
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Sustainable Fashion

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Love Local Parade of Lights Viewing Party
Dec
17
5:00 pm17:00

Love Local Parade of Lights Viewing Party

  • Downtown Clifton Hotel

The holidays are here, and that means it's time to celebrate with friends, family, and neighbors! Join Local First and the fabulous folks of the Downtown Clifton Hotel for a one-of-a-kind viewing experience of the 22nd annual Tucson Parade of Lights. Ticket price includes reserved bleacher seating at the Downtown Clifton for parade viewing, admittance to the private viewing patio, two drinks and light appetizers. Non-alcoholic beverages and hot chocolate are also available to attendees! Proceeds benefit the Local First Arizona Foundation.

Sustainability Series - Social Justice
Jan
25
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Social Justice

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living Magazine, Laura Tanzer, Mrs. Green’s World, Borderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Sustainability Series - Artisan Local Food Movement, City of Gastronomy
Feb
22
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Artisan Local Food Movement, City of Gastronomy

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

7 Chef Singh Along
Mar
1
5:30 pm17:30

7 Chef Singh Along

  • Singh Farms

The 7 Chef Singh Along is a culinary event organized by the Arizona Seven, a collection of top Valley chefs dedicated to raising awareness of our world-class culinary scene and working to bring the James Beard Award back to Arizona.

Sustainability Series - Clean Air
Mar
22
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Clean Air

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Sustainability Series - Recycling and Composting
Apr
26
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Recycling and Composting

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Sustainability Series - Waste Water
May
24
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Waste Water

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Sustainability Series - Water Harvesting
Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Water Harvesting

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 


LFA For(u)m: Preservation & Teardown Culture
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

LFA For(u)m: Preservation & Teardown Culture

  • Synagogue Beth Hebrew

LFA For(u)m  discusses the prevailing wisdom of Phoenix's "lack of history," and how that mentality has created a culture of demolition across the metro area. A journalist, an artist/academic, an architect, a government official, and a developer share how this culture came to be, the policies which undergird it, the consequences of these efforts, and how to overcome through expanding what preservation means, and embracing history to build sense of place.

Featuring panelists from ASU Herberger Institute, Jones Studio, Investigative MEDIA, the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, and Levine Machine.

Complete information & registration here.

Prescott Small Wonders Map Sign Up Reception
Nov
9
5:30 pm17:30

Prescott Small Wonders Map Sign Up Reception

  • Prescott Winery

One of Local First Arizona's initiatives is to drive tourism throughout our state.  The Small Wonders maps allow an opportunity to showcase the many amazing independent businesses, fabulous restaurants, unique experiences, and small wonders of individual communities. We are hosting Reception for Prescott's local businesses who are interested in bringing the impact of the Small Wonders map to the Prescott community. 

Sustainability Series - How to Green your Holidays
Nov
9
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - How to Green your Holidays

  • Laura Tanzer's Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month.

Embracing Your Localness
Nov
3
6:00 pm18:00

Embracing Your Localness

Join local residents & business owners as we come together on Thursday, November 3rd at 6:00pm in celebration of our local businesses and neighborhoods. This is a great opportunity to discuss our local strengths, to get to know each other and work together. 

Grapes to Glass
Oct
29
6:00 pm18:00

Grapes to Glass

  • Maynards Market + Kitchen

Join Maynards for the second annual Grapes to Glass festival: A unique celebration of Arizona art & wine in Tucson’s historic train depot.

Taste wine from nine Arizona wineries and enjoy light bites and a commemorative wine glass + yoke. See local art on display and the G.O.A.T. (Glassblowing on a Trailer) from Sonoran Glass School! 

A portion of your ticket benefits the Arizona Vigneron’s Alliance. This alliance was created between our local wineries and they are “dedicated to challenging ourselves and each other to improve and protect our Arizona Wine Growing regions.”

 

 

Sustainability Series - Urban Gardening
Oct
26
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainability Series - Urban Gardening

  • Laura Tanzer’s Atelier

After a successful five-talk run covering the basics of sustainability, Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living MagazineLaura TanzerMrs. Green’s WorldBorderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

The events will be at Laura Tanzer’s Atelier on 410 N. Toole Ave. #110, on the last Wednesday of every month, except for November and December. The events will be from 5:30pm ­7:30pm.

Symposium - Designing Downtowns for Economic Success
Oct
26
9:30 am09:30

Symposium - Designing Downtowns for Economic Success

  • Cottonwood Public Safety Building

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) is hosting the Northern Economic Development Regional Symposium in Cottonwood. With a focus on designing downtowns for economic success, this important gathering of community leaders, economic development champions, and members of the business community will give great insight on the value of our main streets and strategies for using them as economic drivers.

Local Food Week
Oct
23
Oct 29

Local Food Week

  • Flagstaff, AZ

Join the Flagstaff community in a celebration of their local food system. Participating restaurants will provide a meal that highlights local foods and producers. Sales will go to support Flagstaff Foodlink's new Grower Grant program launching in winter 2017. The Grower Grants will fund Flagstaff area growers to expand or enhance their operations.

Oct
20
10:00 am10:00

LFA Business Member 101 Session

Looking to learn more about Local First Arizona? Learn About Local First Arizona webinars are a great way to get started.  Discover how to get more involved with local movement, learn more about our organization, membership opportunities and more.