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Arts & Museums
The Air Park is a part of the Luke Air force Base, named in honor of lieutenant Frank Luke. Luke was a courageous fighter during World War I, who was bestowed with the 'Medal Of Honor'. This base is one of the largest training centers in the nation responsible for creating the aviators of tomorrow. The main attraction here is the SPAD XIII, constructed in memory of Luke. The park also houses different air-crafts that were used during World War I and World War II. The park observes restricted access to the general public. Those who wish to visit this park, will have to fix a prior appointment with the public affairs office.
The best place to learn the history of the 48th state of the United States. Arizona Capitol Museum has permanent exhibits that traces Arizona's roots as a territory and its transition to statehood. Some of the interesting sections to visit in this historic building, that was once the office of the Territorial government, are the Legislative rooms, Historic House Chamber and the Governor's office. Guided tours are available. Check out the store inside for souvenirs to take back home.
This educational facility was created to introduce the youth of the city to the enigmas of outer space. The interactive displays at the center let you learn what working in mission control is all about or what it takes to be a real astronaut. Fun for the whole family, the Challenger Space Center includes its own planetarium, make shift space crafts and a gift shop. The center also lets you organize themed parties for kids of all ages. Check website for more.
First completed in 1908, this building was designed by W.R. Norton, a noted Arizona architect, and funded by Andrew Carnegie, famous philanthropist and steel magnate. In use until 1954, this facility housed the first library in Phoenix. Reopened in 1987 as a museum to honor prominent Arizona, it now offers rotating exhibits that currently include "Arizona Women in Government" and "My Name is Arizona." Included in the museum is a separate section honoring deceased women who played integral roles in the maturing of Arizona.
Tilt Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery that exhibits works of photographers from the world over. They showcase the works of regional, national, world renowned as well as up coming artists. The gallery holds exhibitions, educating and supporting fine art photography and mixed media projects. Workshops are held by various artists at different times of the year. Photography enthusiasts eagerly await the first and third Friday of every month when special exhibits are displayed. Check the website for hours.
The People Service Action (PSA) Behavioral Health Agency has set up the Art Awakening program to that creates environment where people with psychological disabilities and adjustment issues can express themselves through art. This studio, one of many in the city, displays paintings and pieces that help the artist to express. The program also promotes singing and creative writings. Various workshops are conducted for youngsters and adults to help build a positive outlook of life.
Spend a few hours at Garfield Galleria; a simple structure that houses 13 spaces of varying sizes dedicated to art and art exhibition. The galleries and working studios within are owned and rented by independent artists and host special events through the month. While certain spaces are fixed in terms of artist or medium, the others make way for an ever changing schedule of art appreciation. For instance, Studio 200E functions both as a studio and gallery space for photographer Margaret Wright. And at Marisabel's Studio Boutique, visitors can study her paintings while also picking up pieces of jewelery created by her. Garfield Galleria provides an eclectic mix for all art buffs.
Celebrating the cultural achievements of Phoenix and to celebrate the state's centennial birthday, the city commissioned this gallery in 2012. Presiding in City Hall, the gallery spans over 100 years of history with gorgeous pieces of art and unique exhibits. The collection holds over 1,000 pieces from rotating exhibits that delve into the history, culture and creation of Phoenix. From urban planning exhibits to photography of the area throughout the past century, exhibits are educational and fascinating to see in person.
One of America's largest financial institutions, Wells Fargo has been around since the 19th Century, and has contributed significantly to the country's financial growth. The one in Phoenix is located centrally, close to a number of attractions and takes visitors through the organization's development in Arizona. The exhibits include, among other things, an antique stagecoach as well as an intriguing selection of raw gems from Arizona's mining history. Highlight of the museum, is the gallery of artwork by noted artist N.C. Wyeth. Entry is free and tours are available. Check website for more.
The Phoenix trolley Museum started out as a project by a group of enthusiasts. In 1978, the museum was officially established, featuring their first purchase, the remains of an authentic Phoenix streetcar. Since then, the museum has grown and features a variety of exhibits that once ran on the streets and rails of Arizona.The museum allows visitors entry only after scheduling an appointment, so do contact the museum before you visit.
Artlink A.E. England Gallery pushes the limit on contemporary art. Donated by the City of Phoenix, the gallery provides a platform for upcoming as well as recognized artist to exhibit their work. The artwork cover a variety of theme and mediums from traditional to digital to experimental. The gallery is open on the first and third Friday of every month.
The primary objective of this non-profit art space is fostering awareness and appreciation for Mexican American/Chicano artists in the fields of visual, performing and literary arts. Exhibits are insightful and unique and highlight this multifaceted cultural group that is so vitally important to the history of Arizona. Funds are generated from annual print series sales and purchases of Mexican folk art in the quaint gift shop. Operated by volunteers, the hours are flexible. It is best to call before visiting during the week.