Arts & Culture: Top Summer Things to Do in Phoenix
While every arts and culture event and performance in Phoenix is certain to be entertaining, there are some that are considered ‘must attend’. The following is a list of some of the most popular arts and culture events held throughout the downtown Phoenix area.
First Fridays in Phoenix
Visitors to the downtown area on the first Friday of every month have the ability to see an eclectic selection of artwork, jewelry, and other goods while artists and vendors have an opportunity to showcase their talents. Art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and shops all throughout the downtown area take part in this fun Phoenix event.
Click here to learn more about First Fridays in Phoenix.
Pay What You Wish Wednesday at the Phoenix Art Museum
Want to experience the arts and culture scene of Phoenix but not sure you can fit it into your budget? Make sure you visit the Phoenix Art Museum on Pay What You Wish Wednesday.
On this day, visitors to the art museum are encouraged to pay what they can afford. This allows people who might not be able to afford a visit to the museum on their regular priced days to see the amazing works of art.
Click here to learn more about Pay What You Wish Wednesdays and other events held at the Phoenix Art Museum.
See Amazing Young Performers Perform in Live Broadway Musicals
Valley Youth Theatre, located in Phoenix, gives children of all ages the opportunity to star in Broadway-quality performances. Come see these amazing young performers perform in shows like Matilda and Disney’s Freaky Friday.
Click here to learn more about the Valley Youth Theatre or to see a schedule of their upcoming performances.
Celebrate Live Performance Art with Ballet Arizona
We pride ourselves in being extremely active throughout the community. Even during the summer months when most ballet companies tend to take a break, we still host several community events that appeal to dance enthusiasts of all ages.
Some of the community events that we hold include:
Summer Lecture Series – learn more about ballet and live performance art by taking part in this discussion series. Listen to guest lectures, ask questions, and learn more about ballet.
Celebration Dance Project – a community event that allows dancers of all ages and skill ranges to showcase their talents in a professional studio setting
Summer Intensive Performance – watch as students in the Ballet Arizona summer intensive workshop show off their talents during this end-of-program performance
Ballet Under the Stars – enjoy free outdoor evening performances of some of Ballet Arizona’s favorite productions
Visit our website to learn more about some of the community events held by Ballet Arizona or see a schedule of performances for our upcoming dance season.
If you want a hands-on experience with ballet, you can even take part in a dance class hosted by Ballet Arizona. Find a dance class you might want to take part in by visiting our dance class schedule.