First Studio

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631 N 1st Ave Phoenix, AZ

(602) 361-7991     Closed

Monday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 6:00pm to 10:00pm

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explore the masks we wear, literally and figuratively through this group art show @ First Studio!

Artists’ Receptions First & 3rd Fridays
October 4 & 18 | November 1 & 15

Arizona area Artists were tasked with submitting "Art Masks or Art about Masks… disguises, false appearances, coverings. As we celebrate Dia de Los Muertos and Halloween this time of year, we want to look at how masks (of all types) are used in various cultures/communities. The fun, unique & absurd, along with the everyday ways we conceal, alter and express ourselves."

Co-curators Ellen Nemetz and Kris Kollasch did their co-curating magic and present to you MASKED. Over 70 exquisite works of art from 33 artists:

Corey Boyette, Sue Castelletti, Tane Clark, Kathy Collova, Leih Cooper, Paula Cullison, Edna Dapo, Robert Denning, David Dupree, Brenda Edwards, Gibby Fanelli, Kayla Fernando, Becky Frehse, MikeFritz, Joanne Gallery, Melanie Harman, Jane Kelsey-Mapel, Dennis Hubert, Kristine Kollasch, Val Kossak, Allison Lee, Rebecca Murphy-Keith, Ellen Nemetz, Larry Ortega, Maribeth Ozog, Luis Peralta, Karen Randall, Rachel Srinivasan, Mila Strugatsky, Aylin Yin, Joan Waters, Dyane Welt, Kerrilee Wing and Phillip Zerbe.

First Studio Gallery, 631 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

First Fridays 6-10 pm & 3rd Fridays 6-9.

First Studio's Art Gallery space is also open for self guided tours Monday thru Friday (9-4 pm) or by appointment. Contact Ellen Nemetz 623-640-6713, or Kris Kollasch 602-361-7991. Free and open to the public. With free parking for gallery guests. Note: We are located on the East Side of 1st Ave., East of light rail tracks.

Make First Studio your First stop for First (and 3rd) Fridays.


As part of the First Studio creative collective, artist and curator, Kristine Kollasch rotates select guest artists and features their work on the first floor gallery space. Kristine’s newest works of art are featured in the upstairs gallery space.

With over 200 feet of gallery space nestled throughout Phoenix's historic First Studio, this is the perfect place to catch interesting art, entertainment and culture.

Not only is the art always exceptional, but the space itself holds a richness worth experiencing. And, it's always Free and Open to the Public on First and Third Fridays!

Make First Studio your First Stop on First (and 3rd) Friday. Always FREE & open to the public.

Contact Curator & Artist, Kris Kollasch, 602-361-7991,, for information about art openings and showing your art.

First Studio, a center for creative endeavor since 1949, is home to several local independent companies who specialize in video production, sound design, website development, photography, editing and even accounting services for creative companies.


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