August’s First Friday is almost here and here are a few things you might not want to miss. 

Check out award winning jewelry at the Coe House for Ardapony Squared’s newest piece. Or, head over to First Studio Gallery’s ‘Summer Blend,’ where you can savor some of the last few moments of summer through the gallery’s showcase of several fresh and vibrant artistic styles. 

If you’re feeling creative, you can create your own poster for free at Hazel & Violet’s Letterpress. And, if you’re wanting to peruse through a gallery of familiar faces — and maybe a few unfamiliar ones — stop by Abe Zucca’s portrait gallery, ’56 Portraits (actually 72)’. 

 The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, the Phoenix Art Museum and the Heard Museum will all offer free admission. 

 Be sure to plan ahead and check mask policies, as several galleries and museums have different guidelines. 

Wares for sale during First Friday in downtown Phoenix on June 4, 2021.

‘Freedom Must Be Lived: Marion Palfi’s America, 1940-1978’ at Phoenix Art Museum 

Phoenix Art Museum.

‘Freedom Must Be Lived: Marion Palfi’s America, 1940-1978’ is the Heard Museum’s newest exhibit which tells the story of Marion Palfi — who visually documented the 20th century American injustice. Visitors can peruse through more than 100 photographic prints as well as photo books, magazine spreads, and research journal, all from the Center for Creative Photography’s Marion Palfi Archive. Several of these materials have never been exhibited or published. Guests can also stop by another exhibit, ‘Fearless Fashion,’ which showcases sixties fashion designs made by designer Rudi Gernreich.

By Harmony