First Friday at Phoenix Art Museum

Every First Friday, Phoenix Art Museum offers free general admission and discounted special exhibition admission* from 6 - 10PM.

*Special exhibitions are free for Museum Members.

Share your First Friday experience: @phxart #phxartff

Special Events:

  • Lidia Yuknavitch: Cli-Fi Bodies, Heart-Born Worlds
  • #Untitled: Teens at PhxArt
  • Peformance: Crossing 32nd Street with Manuel Rangel
    8 pm | Dorrance Sculpture Garden
    • Crossing 32nd Street, named Phoenix's 'Best New Classical Music Ensemble' by the Arizona Republic, strives to increase the awareness and understanding of modern music through an aggressive commitment to performing relevant contemporary works at the highest level. Performances routinely include the music of the modern masters, including, among others, John Cage, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen, Iannis Xenakis, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, John Luther Adams and James Tenney, as well as the exciting new works of emerging composers.
      Crossing 32nd Street will be joined by a special guest: Venezuelan maraca virtuoso and Latin Grammy winner, Manuel Alejandro Rangel

Current Exhibitions

 Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion*
 OPENING NIGHT: The Sweet Plains of Regret
 The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg
 Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color
 Selections from the Schorr Collection
 Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism
• Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest
 Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud
 The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print
 Poetry in Motion
 Warriors in World War I: Sikh Art and Heritage


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. 


First Fridays at Phoenix Art Museum are generously supported by PetSmart.

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