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

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Image: artwork from Yai, exhibited at the Palabra’s anniversary/launch party

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.


Phoenix Festival of the Arts

This weekend marks the second annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts, a total takeover of Margaret T. Hance Park featuring art vendors, food trucks, musical performances, and more. Stop by – it’s an obvious art choice for this weekend, and you may just pick up a piece or two that you love.

Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix AZ, 85004
(602) 254-3100
Friday, December 13th – Sunday, December 15th

Venezuela: Urban Crossings – The Art of Hugo Mariño

Discover the work of Venezuelan artist Hugo Mariño, whose impressionistic canvasses were inspired by the colors and movement of his native Caracas. 1Spot is bringing the Urban Crossings/Urban Travesía series to Phoenix, providing locals with art from all around the world (mostly Latin America, presumably) inspired by urban landscapes. Check out Mariño’s work, listen to some Venezuelan music, eat some Venezuelan food at the exhibit’s opening on Saturday, and come back for the next time to see what corner of the world 1Spot’s showing off.

1Spot Gallery
918 North 6th Street
Rear Phoenix, AZ
(602) 999-5582
Saturday, December 14th

When Borders Begin to Fade: A Tale of Transformation, Migration, and Self-Devotion

Giovana Aviles presents her art installation When Borders Begin to Fade, a Tale of Transformation, Migration and Self-devotion. It’s a showcase of fashion garments made out of recycled materials that tell a story of what it’s like to not give up and most importantly, to not be defined by the mental or physical borders around you.

Models will be wearing the pieces that represent the different emotions the artist has experienced in her venture across the border when it began 20 years ago until now: fear, hope, epiphany, transformation and freedom.

Arizona Latin@ Arts and Cultural Center
147 E Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ
Friday, December 13th

The Lab: December Group Exhibition

Pop-up gallery The Lab is kicking off the weekend with a group exhibition from some of la Phoenikera’s hottest artists, including members of Palabra’s recently launched collective.

  • YAI

Featuring a “choreopoem” exploring themes of the feminine performed by artists Kate Saunders and Jade Catron, and music by Musa.

The art will be amazing, the music will keep you moving, and we are extremely curious to find out what a choreopoem is.

The Lab
1022 W Grand Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, December 14th