Rising Youth Theatre works with youth to highlight struggles of underprivileged children

The Rising Youth Theatre meets in a room at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, and the group writes and produces a show in four to six weeks. The upcoming show is “Light Rail Plays,” to be performed June 6-8. Read story

National Poetry Month at Burton Barr continues with visit from state's poet laureate


Burton Barr Public Library gave the stage to Arizona’s first poet laureate Alberto Rios on Tuesday for the third event in a series in honor of National Poetry Month. The writer emphasized the importance of poetry in people’s lives during his reading. Read story

Mobile art program provides art education in underserved parts of Phoenix

Art4All, a program presented in collaboration with Valley Leadership and Phoenix Center for the Arts, provides art education to students in districts with small arts budgets. The program recently received a large van that was donated by Valley Metro and is used to take the classes around the city. Read story

Entertainment project featuring refurbished vehicles plans to expand, tour nationally

Kirk Strawn with one of the refurbished vehicles featured in the The Walter Show. (Tyler Klaus/DD)

For Kirk Strawn, Volkswagen buses have always meant freedom.

To him, they represent the 1960s movement of breaking free from society’s norms and Read story

Practical Art gallery and boutique celebrates 6th anniversary with free art demonstrations


The gallery and boutique Practical Art celebrated its sixth birthday this Saturday. The gallery features the work of strictly Arizona artists who work in a variety of mediums. The anniversary celebration showcased the work of some of their artists, ranging from woodworkers to knitters. Read story

Barrett, the Honors College joins downtown arts community with student exhibit


Barrett, the Honors College revived their first ever student art show at the 909 Cooperative for April’s Third Friday after it’s successful debut on First Friday. The show displayed student art work from three of ASU’s campuses and had several interactive stations for guests. Read story

Growhouse hosts metalsmith workshops that aim to engage and inspire community


This Third Friday, GROWop collaborated with Reesing Design to put on the second in a series of metalworking workshops. Six participants learned how to create their own jewelry from instructor Christine Reesing. Read story

Devil's Pass: Phoenix Hostel cultural events and Libreria Donceles at Combine Studios


This week Devil’s Pass discussed a pair of locations seeing unique uses. The Phoenix Hostel has transformed into a hub for cultural events in the last year and a half, while Combine Studios is hosting Phoenix’s only Spanish-language bookstore until June. Read story

Phoenix Hostel a 'culture house,' integrating housing with performance and community


The Phoenix Hostel on Ninth and Portland streets kicked off cultural events about a year and a half, inspired by the Mexican phenomenon known as Casas de las Culturas, or culture houses. Read story

Grand Avenue art exhibit aims to promote history and culture of Chicano Movement


Bright, colorful paintings representing the Mexican mural tradition have taken over entire walls at the Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery on Grand Avenue this month. Read story