Performing and visual arts events worth seeking out in Phoenix this week

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Phoenix this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from an art exhibit to painting classes.

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First Friday Art Show & Open House

Stop by the Parkwood Photography Studio this Friday for a live music and art exhibit that features a variety of artists, painters and photographers. Artists include Robert Rinsem, Scott Hartwick, Scotty Myers and others. Guests may meander through the laid-back exhibit while sipping on light refreshments. 

When: Friday, February 1, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Parkwood Photography Studio, 2212 E. McDowell Road
Price: Free

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The 2-2 Event

Walter Productions will be hosting a Holy Synchronicity event at the Walter Where?House Gallery Saturday night. Guests are invited to dress in whimsical attire and explore the unusual gallery while celebrating Groundhog day with a lineup of over-the-top creative productions by artists, musicians, architects and more. The Walter Station Brewery will also be serving craft beer, house wine, cocktails and food. 

When: Saturday, February 2, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: The Where?House Gallery, 702 N. 21st Ave.
Price: $25 (General Admission)

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Up to 39 Percent Off Firefighting Museum Admission

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum is offering 39 percent off admission for up to four people. The museum features old-fashioned fire engines, international uniforms and historical firefighting exhibits.

Where: The Hall of Flame Fire Museum, 6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix
Price: $17 (39 percent discount off regular price)

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Up to 54 Percent Off Painting Class for Two or Four

Stop by Painting with Canvas for a 2.5-hour wine and painting class. Instructors will guide students through a step-by step instruction to create their own masterpieces of landscapes or abstract designs. The venue, which is offering vouchers for two or four people, will also be hosting select themed Van Gogh nights, in which attendees will craft their own starry nights. 

Where: Painting with Canvas, 3375 E. Shea Blvd., North Phoenix
Price: $38.99 (51 percent discount off regular price); $72.99 (54 percent discount off regular price)

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