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Along with the regularly featured functional art by over 100 Arizona artists, we also host
 an emerging Arizona visual artist for a month long solo show on our gallery wall. 

Our Current Show

"Turn Them into Trees" by Shannon Youso

Exhibition: July 1st-31st, 2015


July 2015

"Turn Them into Trees" by Shannon Youso
Exhibition: July 1st-31st, 2015

Drawing from her experience working with individuals living with mental illness and volunteering with families experiencing homelessness and poverty, Shannon found inspiration in the practice of “turning people into trees” (Ram Dass, On Self Judgment). This series takes a whimsical approach in depicting some of the internal struggles that many of us face, in an effort to address these subjects with compassion, for the purpose of acceptance and appreciation of ourselves and each other.

August 2015

"This Way to Earth" by Bill Dambrova 
Exhibition: August 1st-31st, 2015
Reception for the artist: First Friday Aug 7th, 7-9

Practical Art’s August show “This Way to Earth” features Bill Dambrova's works on paper. These fanciful works play with collage and bits of paper. Bill uses these tools to deconstruct appropriated imagery and deliver a fresh message. The works also help to free him from some of the rules and habits that may have limited his painting style. These works show how even a master has the opportunity to learn, let go and create a unique new world.

Socrates Cafe 

Sunday, August 2nd & 16th, 2015 from 3pm-5pm 

Don't be don't need to know anything about philosophy. Socrates Cafe is a way to participate in (or observe) an in-person, engaging conversation between actual humans. It's a dying art, so throw away your cell phones and join us! Anyone and everyone is welcome to chat, listen, or shop!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 from 7pm-8:30pm
Hosted by Jake Friedman
Featuring Mujeres del Sol

Come hang out in an indoors, relaxed atmosphere and share your passions and insights with a welcoming audience. Bring along poetry, flash fiction, or any other word-craft pieces that respect typical time allowances for group readings. We expect an hour of open mic with first come, first serve sign-ups; the last half an hour will feature one local wordsmith. If you are interested in featuring, please e-mail

Feel Good Flow Yoga
Friday August 14th, 2015 from 5:30pm-7pm
Hosted by The Yoga Party AZ

Come enjoy some yoga with Ashley, she fuses her knowledge of alignment with a mindful flow, infectious beats by 
DJ Soloman and a long savasana. We will provide snacks and refreshments to make this an all around awesome start to your Friday evening! This class is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

For more info & to purchase a ticket click here!

Third Friday Happy Hour & Field Trip

Friday, August 21st, Happy Hour: 5pm-7pm

Join us from 5pm-7pm at practical art, and hang out with other art lovers in our community. Everyone who joins us will be entered in a drawing; this month we will be giving away 5 Practical Art $15 GIFT CARDS.

At 7pm let the adventure begin! We will head out to our selected PHX ARTS COMMUNITY destination. We hope you'll join us and make this even more of a community occasion!

A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, August 28th, 2015 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Area Agency on Aging

A $5 donation gets you a slice of a Vonceil's Pies creation! A $10 donation or $25 purchase at the shop gets you as many in-house tastings as you'd like! The delectables, from Vonceil's Pies, have previously included Banana Peanut Butter Cream & Strawberry Jalapeno. Bring your own plate or pick up a handmade one on the spot to keep things eco-conscious! 
All donations, and 10% of all sales during the event will be donated to Area Agency on Aging