Top 5 Arts Events: June 26 – July 2

Nikole TowerJune 28, 2017
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2. Kidtastic: Comic Book Drawing at Gotham City Comics – June 28
Raising a future leader of DC Comics or Marvel? Get ’em some pointers and practice from a professional comic book artist in Mesa. Kids 5 and up will be given a blank comic book along with all the supplies they need. This is part of the Kidtastic event series happening in downtown Mesa – every Tuesday and Wednesday this summer until the end of July will feature opportunities for kids to have fun. $12. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Gotham City Comics, 46 W. Main St., Mesa, facebook.com/events.

3. B.Y.O.B.O. (Bring Your Own Bottle Opener) Class at SunUp Brewing Co. – June 28
Escape the heat by grabbing a cold craft beer and paintbrush as KDS Studio returns to SunUp Brewery to host an art class. After choosing one of three kinds of wood, paint a pitcher perfect image for a wall mounted bottle opener. $25. 6-8 p.m. SunUp Brewing Co., 322 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, sunup.beer.

4. Grand Opening Art Walk at Empire Ink Gallery – July 1
Art comes in many shapes and sizes and this art walk is going to showcase exactly that. There will be those who are skilled with a pen – tattoo artists, face painters, graphic designers – as well as those who communicate art through their actions and voice – musicians and dancers. In between celebrating the local artists, enjoy the food, live music and car show throughout the evening. Free. 4-11 p.m. Empire Ink Gallery, 5923 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, facebook.com/events.

5. Celebrate Frida Kahlo at Burton Barr Central Library – July 2
Happy 110th birthday to Frida Kahlo! Fill in those eyebrows and pin up your hair with flowers because there’s a celebration in Downtown Phoenix for the artist’s birthday. You’ll have a chance to take a photo in front of the Frida inspired backdrop, shop handcrafted merch, make a flower crown and play a bilingual word match game. The first 10 guests to show up dressed as Frida will win a swag bag with items donated by the Phoenix Fridas Latina art collective. Free. 2-4 p.m. 2nd Floor Gallery in the Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phoenixpubliclibrary.org.

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