Are you always seeking unique pieces of art, collectibles, or sculptures to bring more life and interest into your home? Take an Art Walk through your local art community, and you may be pleasantly surprised at the full range of creativity happening right in your Arizona backyard. You will need some wheels to get to all of the places, and if you need that, you can stop by and see your Local Valley Honda Dealers and all the new models ranging from the Honda Civic to the Honda Ridgeline.
What is the Art Walk?
Local artists, galleries, makers, and businesses that are part of the art district come together and open their doors to the public on a set day and time. Some creators set up sidewalk displays, others offer free performances, and some provide promotional discounts. It is a favorable occasion to expand your horizons, find unique items for your space, and spend time with those you care about in a creative environment.
Start Collecting in Phoenix
All year round the city of Phoenix hosts the First Friday Art Walk. The event is on the first Friday of each month between 6 and 10 PM. With anywhere from 70 artists up to 100 participating each month, you have the chance to wander from Buchanan Street to Indian School Road and from 17th Avenue to 12th Street to find the perfect print or piece of furniture. A free shuttle runs all evening long. However, purchasing a big sculpture isn’t out of the question. You can bring your new purchase home easily by folding down the 2nd row of your Honda Pilot leaving you with 190 cubic feet of storage.
Monthly and Weekly Events Across Arizona Provide Continuing Colorful Distraction
There is no need to restrict your search to just one city. Many cities and towns across the state are offering their own art walks. Kicking off in September 2019, the Downtown Chandler Art Walk runs on the third Friday of each month and gives youngsters activities and free music. You will find free parking near San Marcos and Boston streets.
The Scottsdale ArtWalk happens every Thursday on Main and Marshall Way. The local art community features unique themes that allow the galleries to keep their offerings fresh and fun.
Along East Western Avenue, you can find a collection of exciting displays at the Old Town Avondale Art Walk when you explore the area. Permanent installations at the Sam Garcia Library are accompanied by talented street artists selling their work. If you are in Tempe for the day, swing by the Open Source on South Mill Ave and work your way over to the Tempe Center for the Arts on Rio Salado Parkway. You will pass by studios, galleries, shops, and cafes ready to show you something special.
Take your art walk over to Prescott with an evening stroll through a variety of galleries including Van Gogh’s Ear, the Arts Prescott Gallery, and the Yavapai College Art Gallery specializing in Native American forms.
Expand Your Exploration to Include Local Food and Drinks
Nothing feels like it goes together better than a glass of wine and appetizers along with an evening enjoying fine art. Grab some Thai at Nunthaporn’s and then explore the displays and presentations at the Mesa Arts Center. In Surprise, you can sample locally crafted jewelry and sculpture at the Arts HQ Gallery after savoring a small-batch brew at the Irish Wolfhound.
Of course, you are going to need a car to bring home your unique find to Superstition Springs discovered on your art walk. Stop by your Local Valley Honda Dealer today, and take a test drive of the new Honda CR-V today and enjoy the next art walk near you.