Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

PHX Fmly Fest Brings Over 60 Bands to Downtown This Friday for a Free Festival

Thursday, December 27th, 2012


From the PHX Fmly Fest facebook event page:

Phoenix fmly fest is the largest independent DIY music festival in Phoenix’s history. Featuring over 60 bands from across the country and art in a variety of mediums. The event will be held at 5th st and Roosevelt in the center of the arts district. It will be a chance to show the rest of the country what Phoenix has to offer and will showcase the talent, and diverse community that Phoenix has.

 This event will be free, all ages and open to the public. The small downtown business owners of 5th and 6th st have opened their doors and provided us a platform to host such an expansive event and a wide variety of community organizations, radio stations, record labels, recording studios, art zines blogs and websites have teamed up to support this event.

While the event is free, a page has been set up where you can donate funds to help support touring bands and other expenses that make this festival possible. To make a donation, visit the PHX Fmly Fest Indiegogo page.

For more information, visit the facebook event page or

Phoenix Festival of the Arts Community Mural, Hance Park

Friday, December 21st, 2012







Photos by KB Films












The Phoenix Mural Project from Downtown Devil on Vimeo.

On December 7th – 9th, the first official Phoenix Festival of the Arts took place at Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. The event featured vendors, food, live music, a beer garden, and more. Featured above are images of the mural that was created during the event. Remarkably, nearly 80 arts painted 160 panels that wrapped around the entire festival. The panels will then be assembled in a future location for what some have called one of the largest murals ever created. Watch the video above to learn more.

Opening of Randy Boogie at The Lab 134, First Friday

Saturday, December 15th, 2012





Photos from the opening of Randy Boogies work currently hanging in The Lab 134

Slipstream at The Icehouse, First Friday

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Featured above are photos from SlipStream, an interactive art show that took place at The Icehouse this past December 7th for First Friday. The the facebook event page describes it as,

. . . an art show featuring the work of undergraduates and graduates of Arizona State University Sculpture, Intermedia, and Arts Media & Engineering. The works of art feature a variety of matter and experiences that will surely fascinate and captivate your attention throughout the night. The showcase is a one night event at the historic Icehouse displaying the work of over thirty-five skilled creators who are dedicated to their craft.

From The Opening of “Art of Phoenix” at The Sagrado Gallery

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

All Photos by The Sagrado

From the press release:

The “Art of the Phoenix” show is an Art Exhibit presented by The Sagrado Gallery. Over a dozen local artist will be showcasing their interpretation of the Phoenix Bird in many different mediums. The show will be held at “The Sagrado” located at 1023 Grand Ave. in downtown Phoenix on Friday November 23rd, 2012 from 6:00PM to 10PM. This is a show like no other and you definitely don’t want to miss this. The Sagrado Gallery is known for their Cutting Edge, Modern and Traditional Latin Art Shows. This time they are going across cultures and time. The artist are also representing their “Phoenix Pride” as a city named after the mystic bird “The Phoenix”.

The Sagrado had the closing reception for their mid November show, “The Art of Phoenix” this past Friday. Above are photos from the opening on November 16th, which featured over 20 artists– Lalo Cota, Ray Rivas, Jules Demetrius, Breeze, Ashley Macias and Niba DelCastillo being only a few.

Furious Styles Crew’s 19th Year Anniversary ~ CYPHER Center for the Urban Arts

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012


All photos by Vinicio Estrada Photography

Earlier this month, Furious Styles Crew celebrated their 19th year anniversary with a four day blow out. Above are photos from an event that took place at Cyphers Center for the Urban Arts on Saturday, November 10th that featured live painting and b-boy battles.

“Decipher”, Featuring the Artwork of Breeze With Photography by Niba DelCastillo, This Friday at First Studios

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

From the press release:

“Decipher is the exhibition that will focus on Thomas “Breeze” Marcus’ visual insights to large aerosol painting. These good-sized panels show magnified line work that feel like they were cut out of a larger mural and placed in this space. The new images from Breeze originate from graffiti, a world that has heavily influenced his artwork for over 15 years. Also, utilizing an inert traditional foundation Breeze’s interwoven forms closely resemble Native American (Tohono and Akimel O’odham) basket weaving. This combination profoundly impacts his style showing that he is amongst the distinguished muralists in Phoenix.

What is interesting about this body of work is the endless variety of designs. Slightly recognizable as letters yet not intentional, the organic layering of the lines gives a sense of perpetual movement. That energy, then, is illuminated with spray paint. The rich color selection amplifies the atmosphere within the black line. Here, Breeze gives the viewer a glimpse into infinity by “making something out of nothing”.

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Niba DelCastillo is a photographer from Tucson that Breeze invited to participate in Decipher. He will portray a dozen pieces that document outdoor public murals and graffiti in Phoenix. These photographs will show the importance of these large-scale paintings and their relation to the community. Visual education better defines the artists and their murals creating a better understanding of our culture.

-Ken Richardson

Visit Breeze’s blog for more info

First Studios

The Lab 137’s One Year Anniversary Art Show, This Saturday

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012


The Lab 137 (Roosevelt & 7th St)

610 E Roosevelt, Suite 137

MIM’s Hip-Hop Exhibit THIS SATURDAY feat. Such & Champ Styles

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

MIM’s Hip Hop exhibit offers an exciting look at this influential American musical genre. Two video monitors feature such notable innovators as Grandmaster Flash, Grand Mixer D.ST., Mix Master Mike, and DJ QBert as well as break-dancers and MCs. Instruments include two Technics turntables, a Gemini mixer, a Roland drum machine, an E-MU sampler, and a Vestax QFO designed and loaned to MIM by DJ QBert. Important “break beat” records are presented alongside a B-Boy outfit complete with Kangol hat, Adidas track suit and shoes, rope chains, and JVC boom box. Photography by Martha Cooper while a custom graffiti backdrop by local aerosol Graf-Father Such and his son Champ Styles colorfully recalls the New York City subway system as a key part of hip hop’s early days.

Nov 3rd, 9am-5pm

Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix AZ 85050

(corner of Tatum and Mayo Blvds, just south of Loop 101)

Free with museum admission.

Purchase tickets in advance at or call 480.478.6000

VIDEO UPDATE: MadOne’s StickerPhiends / Printed Matters #5 ~ Cartel Coffee Lab, Tempe

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Sticker Phiends V.II 2012 from Miguel Norigenna on Vimeo.

Shot and chopped by: Miguel Norigenna (Baron Films)
Location Sound Mixer: Dale Ray Cooke


From StickerPhiends / Printed Matters #5 that took place at Cartel Coffee Lab on October 13th, 2012. Curator/Street/Gallery artist Mike “Mad One” Neely hosted the fifth annual one of a kind “Sticker Phiends”, a showcase of local and international sticker artists, graphic designers, graffiti artists, print makers and many others. The show featured “printed matters” and other forms of street/gallery art.

More to come . . . .