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(Metro PHX) June Member Gathering: Summertime Block Party at McDowell Market (Indoors)

  • McDowell Market 1736 East McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ, 85006 United States (map)

This June we're checking out the redevelopment of Miracle Mile in downtown Phoenix. Once empty and abandoned, these collections of historic buildings are beginning to house new businesses re-use the spaces, creating unique local restaurants, retail spaces, and more. 

McDowell Market hosts us in their multi-tenant, multi-lingual, 100% local space where four distinct businesses reside. Join us for an indoor summertime block party with local businesses all along the McDowell corridor. 

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Inside McDowell Market:

McDowell Market is part organic grocery, part artist showcase, part cafe, and
part of your lifestyle. We are a community marketplace in the heart of Miracle Mile along McDowell Road with a mission to make life healthy and happy. 


Palabras provides the Phoenix community with books in Spanish and English with an emphasis on diverse cultural representation of authors and social awareness. Palabras is much more than a bookstore. It is a safe and encouraging environment for inter-cultural community exchange, providing the community with opportunities to share literary, visual and musical art through workshops and events.

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GALEANA 39 a bohemian lifestyle brand, began as a custom soy candle collection I began making for myself. GALEANA39  grew into a carefully curated collection of smooth, vibrant, and relaxing aromas, evolving with the seasons and my creative ventures. 

My mission is to create artisinal hand-poured candles that everyone can enjoy. GALEANA 39 has evolved to include other natural and useful and beautiful home accessories selected from around the globe.

-Curtis Parhams, Owner and Maker

Mucho Mas Art Studio is a Phoenix boutique, gallery, & workshops by artists Emily Costello, Patrick Murillo, & Kathy Cano-Murillo (aka the Crafty Chica), drawing on inspiration from Mexican heritage and creating mixed-media art pieces, ceramics, and even authoring a few books! 

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what to expect at a Local First AZ Member Gathering: 

Local First Arizona hosts rotating member gatherings all around the state every month. Unlike your typical mixer, you won’t be shuffling business cards and hoping for leads. Rather, we are in the business of creating meaningful, genuine connections that build trust, loyalty, and business opportunities. Each event is carefully curated to bring out the best of Arizona, and connect members in a fun, casual setting.