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.
Pete Petrisko, one of the few remaining old heads in the local art scene who has lived in downtown Phoenix since the 1980s, exhibits selections from the past thirty-five years.
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.
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.
In The Passage, Tucson artist Nika Kaiser reimagines endings and the possibilities of a post-human future inspired by the reemergence of Glen Canyon.
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.
Sara Hubbs’s exhibition Soft shoulder at Everybody gallery in Tucson pays homage to the inseparability of art and life.
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.
Astier de Villatte, a Paris-based brand that’s set to launch a perfume called Tucson, shares what is unique about the scent and their first impressions of the desert.
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.
Oscar Muñoz: Invisibilia takes an in-depth look at fifty years of works that highlight the Latin American artist’s compelling examination of life’s fleeting moments via multiple artistic processes and media.
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 Tucson Museum of Art presents Look What You Created, the first solo museum exhibition in the American Southwest by Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Martinez.
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.