A Benefit Exhibition for the Restoration and Preservation of the Felix Wurth House
February 19-March 12, 2016
Opening Reception: Third Friday, February 19, 6-9pm
Live Music: Saturday, February 20, 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show
First Friday Reception: First Friday, March 4, 6-10pm
Originally conceived as a one-night-only exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, due to popular demand, Artists for the Wurth House is continued and expanded for a monthlong run right next door to the House’s new home. Representing over 25 artists from across the past, present, and future of the downtown Phoenix visual arts scene, this group show provides an excellent overview of what this creative community has produced across the last two decades of the Roosevelt Row arts district. This exhibition helps to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of the Felix Wurth House.
About the House
Only two continuous blocks remain of Roosevelt Row, which sits inside the historic Evans Churchill neighborhood. The area was re-zoned for high-rise buildings in the 1970s and since then many buildings have been torn down. Artists began to occupy empty buildings and brought new life and new audiences to the area. As the arts district began to flourish, new businesses opened up, and now the success has attracted residential developers. Constructed in 1911, the Felix Wurth House represents a rapidly-disappearing piece of architectural and cultural character for Roosevelt Row and the Evans Churchill neighborhood.
Kate Timmerman, Luis Salazar, Jeff Falk, Brent Bond, Kristin Bauer, Jonathan Howard, Alexandra Bowers, Denise Yaghmourian, Lara Plecas, Sarah Hurwitz, Christopher Jagmin, Christy Puetz, Sean Thomas, Brian Klein, Mark McDowell, Eddie Shea, Donna Atwood, Rafael Navarro, Stephanie Carrico, Karolina Sussland, Steve Weiss, Larry Kornegay, Amanda Adkins, Greg Esser, Jerry Jacobsen, William LeGoullon, Casebeer + Randal Wilson
Local First Arizona staff:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
First Friday, 6-10 p.m.
Third Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
Or by appointment, scheduled by E-mail.
407 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004