Creative Happenings in Phoenix: May 21 to May 27

Sunday | May 21, 2017


Purpose Soulful Brunch | Heart and Soul Workshop

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

It’s a heart space kinda love. It’s deeper than your mind, more fierce than your thoughts. It’s a settled feeling, a grounding, a knowing. Your purpose is your longing, your knowing, your unveiling of fulfillment. It’s a powerful current and if you listen closely, your purpose will come alive and awaken your soul.

Do you feel disconnected from your purpose? Do you have a hard time feeling that groove and pulse of meaning within your life? Are you ready to make the leap into something completely terrifying but so fulfilling and need that extra boost? In this workshop you will examine your current journey and explore your path in depth. You will discover the WHY behind your actions and begin to discover your deeper purpose in life.

Heart and Soul Workshops allow you to connect, collaborate and learn to live through your heart space. You will leave with local goodies, gifts, friendships and tools to feel grounded and inspired. A light brunch, coffee & treats will be provided.

Where: DeSoto Central Market, 915 N Central Ave
Cost: $58

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Intuitive Cooking Experience: Farm-to-Table: 3 New Ways to Cook

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to cook produce from your CSA or farmers’ market with 3 simple culinary techniques and the skill of intuitive cooking led by Melanie Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert and cookbook author of A New View of Healthy Eating.

Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie Albert for a unique, memorable hands-on cooking opportunity to create delicious dishes with simple culinary skills and fresh, spring, local organic ingredients.

Where: The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S 32nd St
Cost: $45

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Monday | May 22, 2017


Cultural Memory: Celebrating Wisdom Through Story

7:30 – 9 p.m.

Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts at Grand Central Coffee Company in downtown Phoenix for an evening of story sharing from Lakota performer Charlene O’Rourke and an introduction to Anne Basting’s new storytelling project. With host Liz Warren, South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute Director.

Where: The Grand, 718 North Central Ave
Cost: FREE

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Tuesday | May 23, 2017


LFA For(u)m: Overlay & Character Area Development

6 – 8 p.m.

LFA For(u)m returns to downtown Mesa to discuss the catalysts for hyper-localized redevelopment, especially as it occurs in and around downtowns. Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Downtown Tempe Authority, Downtown Mesa, and others like them have combined with unique overlays to specifically shape the development of corridors in their respective cities. At times, these actions have destroyed the very character which made these areas unique in the first place; but others, careful planning has produced a unique mix of uses, income levels, and industries into a concentrated area.

With Mesa specifically seeing affordable housing, arts and culture, and small-business leading its charge, and Phoenix's arts & small-business overlay producing Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue's distinctive streetscapes, the For(u)m examines what conditions produce the unique neighborhoods we're drawn to, and how to develop within those constraints.

Where: Local First Arizona, 407 E Roosevelt St
Cost: FREE

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Wednesday | May 24, 2017


Make It!: Foiled Textures

3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Make It! is a monthly drop-in, family-friendly, hands on art-making activity for all. Each month features a different activity inspired by objects in the Museum’s collection or current exhibitions and collaborations with different local artists to create activities that introduce participants to new materials, perspectives and ways of connecting.

Make It! is free and part of #PhxArtFamily and #FreeAfterThree (each Wednesday, general admission is free from 3pm-9pm).

May is all about texture! Gather inspiration from Mathias Goeritz’ "Mensaje" (Message), 1979, and create your own composition with artist Julie Peters using foil and textured surfaces from everyday objects.

Where: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave
Cost: FREE

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Thursday | May 25, 2017


Phoenix Comicon Writing Seminars

Time Varies

Are you an aspiring writer that might be struggling with some of the writing process? Are you looking to get your first novel published or simply don't know where to start?

Check out our series of writing seminars going on all weekend at Phoenix Comicon with some of the most successful authors in the industry. Learn tips and tricks from authors such as:

Michael Stackpole
Tom Leveen
Timothy Zahn
Chantelle Aimee Osman

Where: Phoenix Comicon, 100 N 3rd St
Cost: $10

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Saturday | May 27, 2017


Gardening Series with Dig It Urban Gardens + Nursery

9 – 11 a.m.

Join us every fourth Saturday to grow your gardening skills. Come out to learn from the guys at Dig It Urban Gardens and Nursery
This month: Container Gardening for Small Spaces!

Where: Phoenix Public Market, 721 N Central Ave
Cost: FREE

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The Thriving Artist Series: Taking the Leap & Making a Plan

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hosted by Phoenix Center for the Arts, The Thriving Artist Series is designed to help artists of all mediums understand the business aspects of being a professional working artist. AZ Foothills Magazine's 2017 Best Local Artist Antoinette Cauley, will present 3 workshops to artists of all skill level and backgrounds. As a full time working artist, Antoinette brings a wealth of knowledge that can inspire and aid any artist along their artistic journey.

Taking the Leap & Making a Plan - During this workshop, Antoinette will share her story of working a full time job to quitting and launching a full time art career. She will take you through building her brand and the steps she took and provide resources that help gain her independence as an artist. The workshop will end with a 30-45 minute networking session with artists, industry professionals and Phoenix Center of the Arts staff.

Where: Phoenix Center For The Arts, 1202 N 3rd St
Cost: $20

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