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TGIF! 4 free things to do at First Fridays

Posted: 11:35 AM, Jun 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-03 15:32:48-04

First Fridays in downtown Phoenix is a monthly art festival you do not want to miss.

Dozens of artists open their galleries and set up pop-up shops, galleries and concerts along Roosevelt Row to celebrate and share their current projects and collaborations. It's a great way to not only see, but experience Phoenix's eclectic art scene.

It's also a great way to support local artists.

On top of that, some of the museums in the area waive their admission costs for a few hours. Below are four free things you can look forward to at First Fridays .

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Phoenix Art Museum

Explore the hundreds of art pieces at the Phoenix Art Museum for free on First Fridays. From 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., general admission is waived. If you want to view any special exhibitions, admission into those is discounted.

IF YOU GO:
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85004
602-257-1880
www.phxart.org
 

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Heard Museum

The Heard Museum is a staple in downtown Phoenix. Its galleries focus on Native American history, art and culture. On First Fridays, from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., you can immerse yourself within this history for free. The Cafe and Cantina are open if you need to grab a snack or a drink.

IF YOU GO:
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85004
602-252-8840
www.heard.org

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Children's Museum of Phoenix

Just a few blocks away from Roosevelt Row and the Arizona Science Center, the Children's Museum of Phoenix opens its doors for free during First Fridays. The little ones can play and learn through various activities at the museum. The museum will be open from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

IF YOU GO:
Children's Museum of Phoenix
215 N. 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 85034
602-253-0501
www.childrensmuseumofphoenix.org

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First Fridays is about celebrating and immersing yourself in Phoenix's diverse and abundant art scene. Dozens of galleries along Roosevelt Row will open their doors and artists will be on-site to talk about their latest projects, collaborations and music. You're bound to learn something new and perhaps walk away with a new talking piece for your living room.

IF YOU GO:
First Fridays (first Friday of the month)
Downtown Phoenix along Roosevelt Row
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
www.artlinkphoenix.com