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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.

October 2014

"Relics" by John Ryszka II
Exhibition: October 1-31, 2014
Reception for the Artist: Friday, Oct 10th, from 7-9

Socrates Cafe 

Sunday, October 5th & 19th, 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!

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

Third Friday Happy Hour & Field Trip!
Friday, October 17th, 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!

A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Eve's Place

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: Eve's Place

November 2014

Space Boy Robot Presents:
"Musée des Roboddities"
Exhibition: November 1-30, 2014
Reception for the Artist: First Friday Nov 7th, from 7-9