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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

"Unleash your Wild" by Tawny Gamboa  
Exhibition: September 1-30, 2014
Reception for the Artist: First Friday, Sept 5th, from 7-9


 September 2014

"Unleash your Wild" by Tawny Gamboa  
Exhibition: September 1-30, 2014
Reception for the Artist: First Friday, Sept 5th, from 7-9

Tawny Gamboa's series "Unleash Your Wild" uses mixed media paintings to portray a variety of exotic and wild animals.  Tawny uses bright colors and bold strokes to inspire her audience.  This show will help "unleash" your inner wild animal.

Third Friday Happy Hour & Field Trip!
Friday, September 19th, 2014
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!

Socrates Cafe 

Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 3pm-5pm 

*Every First & Third Sunday*

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!

A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, September 26th, 2014 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: CO+HOOTS Foundation

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:CO+HOOTS Foundation

October 2014

"Relics" by John Ryszka II
Exhibition: October 1-31, 2014
Reception for the Artist: First Friday, Oct 3rd, from 7-9

Tuesday, October 14th, 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