February 2013 First Friday Roundup

First Fridays in Downtown Phoenix has grown into an extraordinary evening of art, entertainment, food, and celebration of Phoenix. So much is happing in a single evening, that it may be hard to navigate all that is offered. We decided to round up all of the Local First Arizona members that are planning something neat for you. Use this as a guide to most efficiently navigate your way through the creative chaos!

To read more about First Fridays, visit the Artlink Phoenix website to get the whole scoop.

First Friday, February 1, 2013 

Roosevelt Row

Revera Beauty Where: 610 E Roosevelt Ave, Unit 149, Phoenix, AZ What's Happening: Stop in to sample some handcrafted fragrances, or make your own!

MADE Art Boutique Where: 922 N. 5th St, Phoenix, AZ What's Happening: MADE is always selling the coolest gifts, cards, toys, books, jewelry, and more. And most of it is made right here in Arizona by local artists! Don't forget, you can also avoid procrastinating and pick up something for your sweetheart in preparation for Valentine's Day!

Modified Arts Where: 407 East Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ What's Happening: 2nd reception for Ann Morton's exhibit "Unentitled: The Inaugural Edition, ... I recognize the insignificant – marginalized found objects and disenfranchised people. Driven by a desire to make right, the exhibition reflects my own handwork, but also orchestrates handwork of homeless individuals."

greenHAUS Where: 222 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ What's Happening: The most recent work of Kyllan Maney will be featured at this gallery, "The inspiration of this show is the life cycle of the spirit through birth, life - migration, death and rebirth. The story of this process is told with the symbolic representation of birds and flowers."

monOrchid Where: 214 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ What's Happening: Stop in to see the latest exhibit being featured in this unique space. Be sure to grab a warm drink from Songbird Coffe & Tea House, open late on First Fridays and right inside monOrchid!

Carly's Bistro Where: 128 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ What's Happening: While Carly's Bistro is a great spot to grab some dinner or a late night drink while visiting First Fridays, they also feature a monthly artist on their walls!

Phoenix Center for the Arts Where: 1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 What's Happening: Family Friday! From 6-9pm, visit Phoenix Center for the Arts for February's exhibition: African Vibes, to see how African and African-American culture has influenced various artists. Also, jam out with blues band Day Glo-Red and lots of arts and crafts activities for the kids!

Grand Avenue

Kooky Krafts Where: 1500 NW Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ What's Happening: The best selection of contemporary "city folkart" and over-the-top handmade crafts and "craft-centric" art by locals, specializing in whimsical, one-of-a-kind items. Also, hard-to-find, unusual, and new old stock vintage craft supplies.

{9} The Gallery Where: 1229 NW Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ What's Happening: We’re not just a gallery … we’re community members, coffee and tea connoisseurs, fans of the arts and so much more. Open late on First Friday, and offering fair trade and direct trade coffees!

Gallery Marsiglia Where: 1018 NW Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ What's Happening: One of a kind jewelry and accessories, sterling silver, gemstones and art glass. Offering all levels of jewelry making classes.

Recycled Rascals Where: 1501 NW Grand Avenue Studio 106, Phoenix, AZ What's Happening: Recycled Rascals features cutting edge sustainable fashion through unexpected use of every day materials, including old license plates. They sell handbags, belts, jewelry, wine caddies and licensed pro and college league (major league & NCAA) items. Stop in their creative studio on First and Third Fridays!

Central Avenue

Crescent Ballroom Where: 308 N. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003 What's Happening: This night's show features Augustana (Acoustic) with Lauren Shera, tickets from $16 - $18. Or you could always grab a bite to eat or a delicious drink in the lounge (always free entry). The menue was created by Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco and Doug Robson of Gallo Blanco.

Phoenix Art Museum Where: 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 What's Happening: Bookman's Presents Banned Books on Film - A Clockwork Orange. Showing is at 7pm. Museum admission is complimentary; tickets to the film are $7 and will be available at the entrance to Whiteman Hall and online.

Practical Art Where: 5070 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012 What's Happening: Practical Art is home to 100 Arizona artists and their handcrafted work. Stop in to see some cool crafts and possibly some artist demos! This month's featured exhibition is "Behind The Wheel" by Virginia Earle. A reception will be held from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

Shine Coffee Where: 10 W. Vernon Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona What's Happening: MOVIE-COFFEE-PIE: Mamma Toledo's Pie, the movie 'Charade' with Cary Grant + Audrey Hepburn and delicious coffee/tea/chai from Shine Coffee in front of our shop at 10 W. Vernon Ave.

Take A Break for a Bite To Eat or a Refreshing Drink

If you get hungry during your art browsing, be sure to stop by any of these fine downtown eateries to refresh yourself:

Carly's Bistro | 128 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Federal Pizza | 5210 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Postino Wine Cafe | 5144 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Bliss/ReBAR  | 901 N 4th St, Phoenix, AZ

Windsor/Churn | 5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Hula's Modern Tiki | 4700 N. Central Ave., Suite 122, Phoenix, AZ

The Breadfruit Authentic Jamaican Grill | 108 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ

Palette at Phoenix Art Museum | 1625 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Pizzeria Bianco | 623 East Adams St, Phx, AZ

St. Francis | 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012

The Arrogant Butcher | 2 E. Jefferson #150, Phoenix, AZ

CIBO Urban Pizzeria | 603 N. 5th Ave. , Phoenix, AZ