Creating Culture: School’s Out for Summer

Local museums offer cool, cultural fun for kids Summertime, and the living is easy. That is, until the novelty of activity-free bliss morphs into, “Mom, I’m bored!” And there it is, the familiar seasonal battle cry that turns up the heat for parents. Warning — it’s time to scramble and find something for the kids […]

Arizona Opera Announces 2022/23 Season, ‘The Art of Opera’

Arizona Opera’s 2022/23 Season combines the transformative power of song and theater with the intoxicating beauty of visual art, creating an experience that will lift your spirit. The immersive experience of opera reinforces the importance of all art forms, as well as the commitment that Arizona Opera, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of […]

Local Artist Antionette Cauley’s ‘Blackbird Fly’ Collection Comes to Phoenix for U.S. Debut

GateWay Community College’s Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recently debuted local artist Antoinette Cauley’s “Blackbird Fly,” a collection of works featuring the local artist’s journey from Phoenix to Berlin during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cauley’s work is heavily influenced by rap music and Black American hood culture with an overall focus on fem empowerment. “Blackbird […]

Ballet Arizona Presents ‘Juan Gabriel’

See and feel the iconic music of legendary Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel come to life on stage as never before. Ballet Arizona will celebrate the life and work of the beloved performer with a world-premiere ballet by Ib Andersen, Juan Gabriel, running May 5-8 at Symphony Hall. Juan Gabriel, known widely as Juanga, was born […]

‘At the Ballet’ Cabaret to Support Youth Dance Programs in Phoenix

On April 24, talented members of Phoenix’s musical theater community will perform a Broadway cabaret, “At the Ballet,” with all proceeds benefiting Convergence Ballet and its Pliés Program. Convergence Ballet is a professional dance group that performs in venues around the Valley, including frequent collaborations with students from Ballet Theatre of Phoenix — a state-of-the-art […]

ARTOPIA Phoenix offers immersive, sensory experience featuring local artists

ARTOPIA Phoenix is an immersive, multidimensional art experience, located in the heart of Phoenix, developed to bring a new spark to the Phoenix art scene. Housed in a spacious warehouse and featuring a collection of interactive, all-sensory art displays, ARTOPIA is designed to be touched, heard and felt during a 45–60-minute walking tour. The exhibit […]

Art Out Loud: Mesa Arts Center Lives, Breathes and Grows in All Forms

By Zenobia Mertel, Contributing Writer A world-class cultural haven is living its mission out loud, showcasing an intersection of arts and community in the heart of downtown Mesa. Situated on a 7-acre campus, Mesa Arts Center welcomes more than 450,000 guests a year as the largest comprehensive arts campus in the Southwest.  Yet there’s more. The […]

Kristin Chenoweth Back in the Valley to Support Mesa Center for the Arts

Kristin Chenoweth is returning to Arizona, where she grew up until Kindergarten, to support the Mesa Arts Center as the headline for their March 4 gala, “An Enchanted Evening.” Her show, titled “For the Girls,” promises to be an evening filled with classics, Broadway hits and originals, including new songs she wrote during the pandemic. […]