Wednesday night second International Jazz Day celebration in CityScape draws full crowd


On Wednesday night from 4-9 p.m., the second annual International Jazz Day celebration at CityScape featured jazz from respected musicians Carlos Rivas and Azar Lawrence. Read story

FilmBar exposes culture to Phoenix with 'Czech That Film' movie festival


Moviegoers looking for something a little more exotic than the typical Hollywood blockbuster can participate in the Czech That Film festival at FilmBar. The festival aims to expose downtown Phoenicians to Czech arts and culture. Read story

Art exhibit honors life and impact of former Downtown campus vice president


For the month of April, Obliq and Gallery Luxx have hosted a tribute to Debra Friedman, the former dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs and vice president of the Downtown campus. Read story

Phoenix Art Museum director James Ballinger to step down after 40 years with museum

Phoenix Art Museum director James Ballinger is stepping down after a lengthy career. Ballinger was considered a valuable cultural advocate to the national art community by his peers, amassing 10,000 pieces of art to the museum’s collection and overseeing the expansion of the museum grounds. Read story

Native Phoenician shares artwork, message via TRUPHX exhibit at Lab Pop-Up Gallery

After a hiatus in Los Angeles, Valley native Hector Paul Primero is in Phoenix share his artistic vision of a brighter future for the city. Read story

Devil's Pass: Art4All and The Real Coachella


Hosts Miguel Otarola and Jayson Chesler treated listeners to just the “meat and potatoes” in this week’s edition of Devil’s Pass. Focal points were Art4All’s mobile art classes and the 10th anniversary of The Real Coachella. Read story

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

'Divine Child' brings entertainment to the Valley with fleet of refurbished vehicles

Kirk Strawn, who recently opened Walter Studios at Roosevelt Street and Seventh Avenue, has developed a fleet of four refurbished vehicles named Walter, Big Red, Heathen and Kalliope that bring music and light shows to events around the Valley. Read story