First Friday at Phoenix Art Museum

Every First Friday, Phoenix Art Museum offers free general admission and discounted special exhibition admission* from 6pm-10pm. This First Friday, we celebrate the opening of our latest fashion exhibition, *Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963-2013 and our new installation by Martin Creed!

Happenings, Performances and Installations
RAJA | Performance by legendary Los Angeles artist, model, muse, performer, and Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 3
Art Institute | Fashion show, 7PM
cut + paste phx | Fashion Collage-Making 
DJ Stoneypie | Top 10 DJ's in Phoenix by New Times
Martin Creed, Work No. 2497: Half the air in a given space - Opening Night!
Free PetSmart Photobooth

Current Exhibitions
*Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963 - 2013 - Opening Night
*Kehinde WIley: A New Republic
Get Face (To Gain Respect; To Increase One's Status)

Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome
INFOCUS Photobid Exhibition and Silent Auction

*Special exhibition admission for Emphatics is free for Members, $5 for adults, and $3 for youth ages 6 - 17. Special exhibition admission for both Emphatics and Kehinde Wiley is free for Members, $8 for adults, and $5 for youth ages 6 - 17. See both exhibitions for $8!  Purchase your First Friday special exhibition tickets here:

Phoenix Art Museum is one of five Artlink Phoenix First Friday Trolley hubs. Park and enjoy the Museum then take the trolley tour and explore all the downtown Phoenix arts and culture destinations. The Museum is conveniently located by the Central and McDowell Valley Metro Lightrail station. 


  • Paid parking is available just north of Phoenix Art Museum at Central United Methodist Church from 5pm- 10pm on First Friday. The charge is $10 and can be paid using cash or credit card. Click here for an online map. 
  • Free overflow parking is also available across the street from Phoenix Art Museum at Central Arts plaza, on the 3rd and 4th floors of the parking garage on the southwest corner of Central Avenue and Palm Lane. Click here for an online map. 

Share your First Friday experience: @phxart #phxartff #emphaticsphxart
Note that Palette restaurant will be closed for a private party.



First Fridays are generously sponsored by PetSmart


Image: Claude Montana, French, born 1949 Paris, France. Jacket “Ideal Cuir”, SS 1990. Studded leather.Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Arizona Costume Institute, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Diane and Bruce Halle, Nancy R. Hanley, Ellen Katz, Miriam Sukhman. Photo by Ken Howie.



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