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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


Becky Frehse and Jane Kelsey-Mapel
Exhibition: February 1st-28th, 2015

Reception: First Friday February 6th, from 7-9 


A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, February 27th, 2015 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Free Arts of Arizona

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 (made by our favorite sister/helper Karen Olson) have previously included Banana Peanut Butter Cream, and 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:http:
Free Arts of Arizona

February 2015

Becky Frehse and Jane Kelsey-Mapel
Exhibition: February 1st-28th, 2015
Reception: First Friday February 6th, from 7-9 

Becky Frehse and Jane Kelsey-Mapel's collaboration is based on mutual respect and an enduring willingness to trust each other's aesthetic judgment. Their mixed media works marry the art and craft of the doll maker, puppeteer, model maker and folk artist with the finesse of traditional fine art painters and sculptors. The resulting work is an exuberant mélange, playful yet poignant in its exploration of contemporary and ancient themes.

March 2015

"Indispensable dispensables - 
lessons to still be learned"
Lee Berger
Exhibition March 1st-31st, 2015
Reception: First Friday, March 6th, from 7-9

Lee's paintings speak to this relationship in both subject and material, employing the imagery and debris of life, my life, along with the paint. These works posit a deep bond with our surroundings, and question whether we can release our attempt to control nature enough to let it nourish us?

Art Detour 27! 
Saturday & Sunday, March 7th and 8th, Both days!

This is the TWENTY-SEVENTH year of this two-day celebration that invites the public to meet the artists and explore the art spaces that fill our community with color-- and there'll be a whole lotta color at Practical Art all weekend long! 
Come by on Saturday to meet some of the instructors from The Bergamot Institute who run our summer kids classes! Get a glimpse at some of the classes, and heck, maybe even sign up the kiddos for a slew of 'em! 
What else? My, my! The work of 120 local craft artisans, snacks, drinks, and general merriment-- how's that sound?!

Socrates Cafe 

Sunday, February 1st & 15th, 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, March 10th, 2014 from 7pm-8:30pm
Hosted by Jake Friedman

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

Third Friday Happy Hour & Field Trip!
Friday, March 20th, 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 enjoy our selected PHX ARTS COMMUNITY destination. But it's a secret until then--you have to come to practical art to find out where we are heading! We hope you'll join us and make this even more of a community occasion!

Feel Good Flow-for Free Arts

Sunday is meant to be a fun day, and that’s what The Yoga Party is all about, fun! 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 scones and refreshments to make this an all around awesome start to your Sunday! This class is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Class is $12 per person with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Free Arts of Arizona. To reserve you space click here!