First Friday at Phoenix Art Museum

Every First Friday, Phoenix Art Museum offers free general admission and discounted special exhibition admission* from 6 - 10PM. In celebration of the closing weekend of Kehinde Wiley: A New Republicwe premiere The Whole Story, with their first public show titled Part 1The Whole Story is a live, PG-13, quarterly storytelling event where people within the Black community share stories of their everyday lives. Featured storytellers take the stage at Phoenix Art Museum January 6 First Friday at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 for Museum Members and $10 for general public; purchase yours here! General public tickets include a First Friday Kehinde Wiley exhibition ticket. Enjoy music by DJ Mitch Freedom and a cash bar!

Current Exhibitions
*Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic through January 8
Get Face (To Gain Respect; To Increase One's Status) through January 8
*Emphatics: Avant garde Fashion 1963-2013 through January 16

Eye on Fashion: The Kelly Ellman Collection
Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome
INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks


Phoenix Art Museum is one of four 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 


*Special exhibitions are free for Museum Members.


First Fridays are generously sponsored by PetSmart

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