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Celebrating the cultural achievements of Phoenix and to celebrate the state's centennial birthday, the city commissioned this gallery in 2012. Presiding in City Hall, the gallery spans over 100 years of history with gorgeous pieces of art and unique exhibits. The collection holds over 1,000 pieces from rotating exhibits that delve into the history, culture and creation of Phoenix. From urban planning exhibits to photography of the area throughout the past century, exhibits are educational and fascinating to see in person.
Highlighting graduate students of Arizona State University art program's work, Grant Street Studios is a hidden Phoenix gem. The gallery is tucked away in a historic industrial building in the warehouse district of the city, and is responsible for spurring an art revival in the area. From sculptures, paintings, installations and other unique pieces, visitors are bound to find intriguing art.
Eye Lounge is a gallery run collectively by artists and committed to promoting upcoming talent. Established in 1999, the artists used to host group exhibitions at Ice House and Mesa Contemporary Arts until they moved to this address in 2001. The low ceiling space that opens on to a larger room and a small back room gives the gallery a sophisticated feel. Visitors will be delighted by the range of artworks that cover a variety of genres, theme and medium. The local art community look forward to special exhibitions hosted by the gallery on the first Friday of every month.
Built by John Sedler in 1912, this historic house is architecturally significant due to its exceptional size and unusual bungalow style. For a house built in the early part of the century, being two storied instead of one and having a solar energy system for hot water, truly sets it apart. Goldfish ponds, aviaries and gardens are included in the property. Today, the house doubles as a cultural art center and venue for weddings and receptions. Admission varies, so please call for further information. Limited wheelchair access.
Spend a few hours at Garfield Galleria; a simple structure that houses 13 spaces of varying sizes dedicated to art and art exhibition. The galleries and working studios within are owned and rented by independent artists and host special events through the month. While certain spaces are fixed in terms of artist or medium, the others make way for an ever changing schedule of art appreciation. For instance, Studio 200E functions both as a studio and gallery space for photographer Margaret Wright. And at Marisabel's Studio Boutique, visitors can study her paintings while also picking up pieces of jewelery created by her. Garfield Galleria provides an eclectic mix for all art buffs.
Founded in 1929 by Dwight B. and Marie Bartlett Heard, this museum houses tributes to American Indian art and culture. At the Heard Museum, permanent displays are showcased along with traveling exhibits displaying the rich heritage of the people. Home of approximately 40,000 artifacts, the museum has on display American Indian jewelry and more than four hundred Hopi katsina dolls. Heard Museum also has an exhibition that narrates the stories of Native Americans in 19th-century boarding schools.
Well known among art enthusiasts, Lisa Sette Gallery exhibits paintings, sculptures, photography, installation art and even holds performances. The gallery reflects its refreshing attitude and idealism in the way it functions. The gallery holds over 15 exhibitions in a year, with the work displayed coming from around the world. The gallery also features works of artists Mark Klett and Lalla Essaydi, which are otherwise difficult to find. The art gallery chooses to keep a direct and personal relationship with the artists and collectors. Those marveled by the artworks can purchase books and other material that offer insight into the artist and their work.