March 16, 2014 is the next lovely Full Moon night, and the Metal Arts Village at 3230 N. Dodge Blvd. (just north of the northeast corner of Ft.Lowell Rd.) is once again opening their studios and coffee shop (Big Moe’s Coffee Emporium) to the public. They do this every Full Moon evening throughout the year, starting at 5 p.m. in the winter months, going to 8 p.m. Summer hours (May to September) are 6 to 9 p.m. due to the heat.
Some of the artists offer free demonstrations, refreshments, activities (such as Beads for Courage, where you can help volunteer to string metal/plastic/ceramic beads for sick children). There is also a lovely sculpture garden to walk around & admire the huge, creative & beautiful sculptures. There is often a live band performing in the garden as well during these open houses.
Here’s the current list of artisans there at Metal Arts :
Art Inc. (Steve Kimble)
Beads of Courage
Doglix Designs (Everett Grondin)
Al Glann (he also had a recent sculpture selected for the 2014 Sculpture Garden show at the Tucson Jewish Community Center)
JoeBroDesign (Joe Brown)
Lynn Rae Howe
Maw Studio (Mark Wallis)
Ochoa Stained Glass
Steph E Photography (Stephanie Epperson)
Info: 520.975.9792, http://www.metalartsvillage.com/
“Arizona’s Premier Collaboration of Metal Artisans in the heart of the Ft. Lowell Furniture & Arts District”