State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to PHX’s Latino Art

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State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.


Enjoy the View

On the first Third Friday of the year, Enrique García AKA Mr. PHX will showcase his photographs at La Phoenikera’s star Latino art spot Palabra. Stop by for great photos, appetizers, drinks (cash bar) and music by Michael Pennington.

When: Friday, January 17, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Palabra 702 N. 7th St.
How Much: Free!

Firestage: Long, Cold, Crazy Winter

Downtown Phoenix performance artist, writer, director, master of ceremonies (etc. etc. etc.) Ernesto Moncada, AKA ErNasty, is hosting the emblematic underground monthly occurrence, Firestage. The wildest open-mic/variety show in the Valley welcomes the year MMXIV with great jubilation, performers galore and intense merry-making! Celebrate the best season in Arizona with the most eclectic sideshow in the underground art scene, featuring spoken word, stand-up comedy, poetry, live music, performance art, belly-dance, fire juggling and more.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 17, starting at 8:00 p.m. y hasta que el cuerpo aguante
WHERE: The Firehouse Gallery, 1015 N. 1st St. Phoenix
HOW MUCH: Suggested donation $5.00


1 Spot Gallery

This cool art space in downtown Phoenix, a unique platform for the distinctive perspectives of contemporary indigenous artists from the Southwest and the world, is presenting new works this Third Friday.

Drop by the only spot for contemporary Native art in Phoenix for an insightful chat with co-curator Michelle Ponce (she won’t be speaking formally but surely you’ll hear her talk).

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 17, 6-10 p.m.
WHERE: 1 Spot Gallery 918 N. 6th St. Phoenix