Ain't It Grand?

Written by Teresa Traverse Category: Arts Issue: April 2016
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Move over, Roosevelt. Grand Avenue is poised to become Phoenix’s next booming arts district. Discover four spots shaking up the Downtown arts scene.

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Oasis on Grand

60 artists’ apartments and a lobby-gallery. Expect urban and funky. April show: 12 Years Later by Matt Marsango (pictured: “Arizona Sunset”).




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Housed inside the historical Bragg’s Pie Factory building, Chartreuse showcases contemporary art in various media. April’s show is MOD-AZ, a group exhibition celebrating local mid-century architecture and design (pictured: “Holiday” by Lucretia Torva). 



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Part gallery, part coffee shop. {9}’s eclectic art mix includes everything from performance art to paintings. April shows include Psychopomp by Dean Reynolds (pictured) and Dani Godreau’s  A Cut Above.








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This 8,000-square foot building features a sweeping gallery with always-changing art, an outdoor venue, game room and an upstairs lounge. April’s show is Initial Descent by Danielle Garza (pictured: “Your Future Self Will Thank You for It”).

– Teresa Traverse