Phoenix Art Museum hosts 2008-09 art season kick-off, Sept. 26

Celebrate the downtown Phoenix lifestyle during Urban Affair, billed by promoters as the Valley’s premier urban living event, on Friday, September 26, from 6 to 10 p.m.  The Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., will host a cocktail reception highlighted by several local, live arts performances.  Guests will experience a spirited atmosphere that will serve as a kick-off to the arts season.  The schedule includes:

  • Live Performing Arts — by local artists and representatives of performing arts organizations.
  • Culinary Arts — iconic downtown restaurants and chefs serving a “progressive tasting menu” throughout the evening.
  • Visual Arts — professional and amateur photographers and filmmakers will document daytime scenes and nightlife.

Tickets are $30, $75 VIP (VIP includes host bar and access to the Champagne & Dessert Gallery).  A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Downtown Phoenix Public Market, produced by the non-profit Community Food Connections.   Tickets are available online.  For more information, call 602-252-2642, send an e-mail, or go online.

Posted on September 6, 2008, in Arts and Culture, Downtown Vitality, Entertainment, Tourism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is a great event and opportunity for anyone interested in the arts. The Phoenix Art Museum is simply a treasure. I highly recommend visiting the museum because it has so much inside, all interesting and all educational for any age. The museum architecture and grounds have a relaxed community vibe. The exhibits are varied but do not overwhelm you and the docents are knowledgeable and very friendly. PAM is also constantly putting on special events and activities, including lectures, films, workshops, and discussions. These events are generally free or available at a low cost and are a nice extra touch to an already attractive place.

    There is so much to take in while at the museum, and I will have to visit again to see more of it, as the exhibits are constantly changing…

    Not only does the Phoenix Art Museum offer a ton of events and activities, there is also a really great area for the kids and teens.

    First Fridays is also a great opportunity for viewing the museum collection, and having fun as well. I was able to enjoy live bands, the Edward Weston photography exhibit on display, and the new fashion exhibit dedicated to the Jumpsuit.

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