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Arts & Culture - IntroArts & Culture - Intro"Art is a Guaranty of Sanity" - Louise Bourgeois <div class="ExternalClass54D55A3A33E64AB1A97DAD9966B4255A"><p>Since the very beginning, the Phoenix Convention Center has made artwork and the inspiration of native environments a critical component of its ongoing vision. You can experience it within the grandest displays, such as the slot canyon design of the main entrance to the Atrium Lobby or the West Building and the unique color palettes chosen to honor the natural Sonoran Desert. And you can find it in the smallest of details—from the bold flora-inspired textures in the facility’s flooring to the rich layering of the foyer walls outside of the ballrooms.</p><p>This approach has influenced every aspect of the structure’s design, including the indigenous materials used in its formation and the emphasis on inviting in light from the powerful Southwestern sun. In addition, it has fostered a dedication to energy efficiency and stewardship of our natural resources, which allows us to properly honor the many artistic influences we’ve found within the diverse world that the Phoenix Convention Center calls home.</p></div>ButtonPublic Art Brochure



Museums & TheatersMuseums & TheatersImmerse yourself in Culture<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Museum%20icon%20invert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Museums & AttractionsWhether it's fine arts at the Phoenix Art Museum, viewing more than 6,000 instruments at the Musical Instrument Museum or exploring our desert beauty at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix is a hub for some of the best museums, art galleries and attractions in the Southwest.View List<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Theatre%20icon%20invert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Performing Arts TheatersYou can find theater, comedy, live plays, stand-up, musicals, and other shows playing in Phoenix all year long. Enjoy the classics at our Symphony Hall, rich history at our Orpheum Theatre or visit one of the many other theaters and performing arts centers throughout the Valley.View List



First FridayFirst FridayFirst Friday Artwalk<div class="ExternalClassFD497C076F54401BAD9AEB9745963425"><div>Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour art galleries, venues, and related spaces from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. every First Friday of the month. Click <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">HERE</a> for details.</div></div><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/1364x268%20First%20Fri%20Terrazo.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />paint-brush101