Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row arts district is different (read: more corporate) these days. How are all of the speedy commercial and residential developments impacting local artists?
As midterm elections loom, Stephen Marc, an Arizona-based photographer and Guggenheim fellow, explores what protests reveal about the American psyche in An American Journey Continues.
Arizona Commission on the Arts, which secured the state’s largest allocation of arts funding this past summer, dismisses executive director Anne L’Ecuyer less than a year into her term.
Flagstaff artist Shawn Skabelund explores ecological and cultural destruction using materials gathered from forests in his exhibition at Coconino Center for the Arts.
Phoenix seeks community input as the city considers bond funding for a new Latino Cultural Center and other creative projects, all while art spaces rebound from COVID-19 impacts.
Five emerging artists explore experiences of the African Diaspora in And Let It Remain So, a Phoenix Art Museum exhibition that assesses family, home, displacement, identity, and Black representation.
BlakTinx Dance Festival in Phoenix showcases works by Black and Latin choreographers, who bring their creativity to contemporary issues from Black Lives Matter to COVID-19.
Tucson author Raquel Gutiérrez explores queer identity, creative communities, and life in the Southwest borderlands in her debut essay collection Brown Neon.
Arts advocates in Arizona celebrate a new state budget that includes $5 million for the arts, more than doubling the state’s arts funding.
In Plein Air at MOCA Tucson, artists challenge norms in paintings, installations, and video works that confront the white gaze that privileges colonizer culture and systems of oppression.
The exhibition Somos Southwest at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum delivers a muted homage to the Chicano Arts Movement, primarily through works by Arizona and California artists.
Artist Terran Last Gun (Piikani) creates ledger drawings, prints, and murals that translate Indigenous culture and cosmology into geometric explorations of color, shape, nature, and sky.
Santa Fe-based Tigre Mashaal-Lively creates large-scale interactive sculptures influenced by Afrofuturism, solarpunk, and mycopunk.
New Mexico-based artist Nina Elder explores geology, ecological processes, and deep time while addressing social justice and transformation with materials like radioactive charcoal, stardust, and pulverized guns.
Curator Laura Copelin creates connections at Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson in Arizona, where her work with artists prompts conversations that counter political rhetoric about immigration and the borderlands.
Julio César Morales explores cultural differences as senior curator for ASU Art Museum in Arizona, drawing on his binational experiences to address social justice issues through collaboration.
The Artists’ Grief Deck, created during the COVID-19 crisis, reveals the essential role of creative collaboration and art in helping individuals and communities move through death, grief, and trauma.
CONDER/dance collaborates with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West in Arizona to present new works by innovative choreographers in the Southwest.
A Tucson exhibition highlights Latinx women collaborating in the borderlands, creating an ode to shared power and place that nourishes brown bodies.
Diné filmmaker Deidra Peaches screens documentary Voices of the Grand Canyon during Indie Film Fest 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The new Cahokia PHX art space, located in the Roosevelt Row arts district in Phoenix, illuminates Indigenous arts and culture through social tech and creative collaborations.
Mural artists in the Southwest find inspiration in popular culture, social justice issues, and their own cultural heritage. Here’s a look at ten artists and what makes their work unique.
Exploring the history, work, and significance of the Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix as the company marks its fiftieth season milestone—and considers making changes moving forward.
The Binational Art Walk in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora dispels the borderlands-as-monolith myth through creative expressions.
The artists in Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration explore the relationship between visual culture and imprisonment at the Arizona State University Art Museum.
Tucson galleries and museums are tackling an array of topics during the fall 2021 exhibition season, bringing together artists working in neon, sculpture, video, installation art, photography, and more.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Arizona explores the Visionary Arts movement with exhibitions featuring Alex Grey and Allyson Grey plus several contemporary artists based in and beyond the Southwest.
Eleven young Phoenix artists explore personal trauma, marginalized communities, environmental degradation, and other markers of contemporary society at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Beauty Suppliers: How Merryn Omotayo Alaka and Sam Fresquez Explore Identity and Culture Through Hair
Arizona artists Merryn Omotayo Alaka and Sam Fresquez incorporate unconventional materials including synthetic hair to explore identity and culture at Phoenix’s Lisa Sette Gallery.