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Alwun House Foundation

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1204 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
http://alwunhouse.org
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Founder Kim Moody had a vision to create one place where artists of all media, come together to explore and refine new works. By serendipitous opportunity in 1971, they acquired the historic Sedler House in partnership with Laurence Vanderbeek, a perf...read more
Founder Kim Moody had a vision to create one place where artists of all media, come together to explore and refine new works. By serendipitous opportunity in 1971, they acquired the historic Sedler House in partnership with Laurence Vanderbeek, a perfect homestead to grow this vision.The first Alwun House event was of course a Ground Breaker. Unveiling cutting edge multi-media theatre plans, they set precedent for surprising their audiences, everyone was invited to help haul out buckets of dirt as construction began. For the first 10 years Alwun renovated the house facility and landscaped gardens, creating lush treed overgrowth with koi ponds, and small stage. These efforts resulted in Alwuns first award, Environmental Quality Improvement awarded by Mayor Margaret Hance. (Mayoral Alwun House Day Proclamation lists other Firsts).Alwun House grew as the first nonprofit alternative contemporary art gallery in downtown. The central floor became an art gallery, the basement produced multi-media theatre producing such notable productions as Games Ive Played While Waiting for the Messiah. A more practical Food for Thought, demonstrated the benefits of growing your own food, with the cyclic slogan, dig it, plant it, grow it, eat it. Alwun hosted luminaries like Marcel Marceau and Mummenschanz, Baba Don Gong meditations, Latin Peas with Alberto Rios, first Performance Art to be seen in Phoenix and other eclectic events. A popular series of the seventies was Heartsong, a heartfelt music and poetry reading series.During the second decade, multiple cultural productions grabbed media attention, none more than Caribbean Carnivals festival of ethnic music, dance, costume and food. Alwun House was first to showcase reggae with emerging world beat music at its original Caribbean Carnival productions. Birthed at the House, crowds quickly overwhelmed the space mandating larger more innovative locations. Carnival 5 opened seven stories up on top of Valley National Banks parking garage, a rousing success. Now a city co-sponsored festival, Mayor Terry Goddard stated I can feel the heartbeat of the City. Increasing in scale they culminated with 17,000 attending Wesley Bolin Plaza. With regulatory expenses grew exponentially, and on one rainy night, Alwun lost its shirt (and the house). Even in then, during this transitional period, Alwun House steadfastly showcased local contemporary artists adding new exhibits annually.At 30, the reorganized Alwun House Foundations first major accomplishment was reacquisition of its house. Dana Johnson applied for an Arizona State Historic Preservation Office grant and awarded $48,000 matched with community contributions the House was reacquired. This period brought the return of the Coffeehouse series, showcasing another generation of poets and musicians. Becoming a signature fundraising event on its own, The Exotic Art Show, annually features over 60 artists, a mix of media, with uninhibited and provocative art, opens with a Valentines Phantasmagorical Spectacular.Now approaching an expanding 40th Season, Alwuns labeled with titles such as, legendary, institution. Downtowns first art gallery, that grew to shape the Arts District Overlay, has been identified as a cultural node in the area, and a long standing community asset. Alwun Staff and volunteers look forward to the growth this new millennium promises as the one place where artists of all media, come together to explore and refine new works in Phoenix.
 
 

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Founder Kim Moody had a vision to create one place where artists of all media, come together to explore and refine new works. By serendipitous opportunity in 1971, they acquired the historic Sedler House in partnership with Laurence Vanderbeek, a perfect homestead to grow this vision.The first Alwun House event was of course a Ground Breaker. Unveiling cutting edge multi-media theatre plans, they set precedent for surprising their audiences, everyone was invited to help haul out buckets of dirt as construction began. For the first 10 years Alwun renovated the house facility and landscaped gardens, creating lush treed overgrowth with koi ponds, and small stage. These efforts resulted in Alwuns first award, Environmental Quality Improvement awarded by Mayor Margaret Hance. (Mayoral Alwun House Day Proclamation lists other Firsts).Alwun House grew as the first nonprofit alternative contemporary art gallery in downtown. The central floor became an art gallery, the basement produced multi-media theatre producing such notable productions as Games Ive Played While Waiting for the Messiah. A more practical Food for Thought, demonstrated the benefits of growing your own food, with the cyclic slogan, dig it, plant it, grow it, eat it. Alwun hosted luminaries like Marcel Marceau and Mummenschanz, Baba Don Gong meditations, Latin Peas with Alberto Rios, first Performance Art to be seen in Phoenix and other eclectic events. A popular series of the seventies was Heartsong, a heartfelt music and poetry reading series.During the second decade, multiple cultural productions grabbed media attention, none more than Caribbean Carnivals festival of ethnic music, dance, costume and food. Alwun House was first to showcase reggae with emerging world beat music at its original Caribbean Carnival productions. Birthed at the House, crowds quickly overwhelmed the space mandating larger more innovative locations. Carnival 5 opened seven stories up on top of Valley National Banks parking garage, a rousing success. Now a city co-sponsored festival, Mayor Terry Goddard stated I can feel the heartbeat of the City. Increasing in scale they culminated with 17,000 attending Wesley Bolin Plaza. With regulatory expenses grew exponentially, and on one rainy night, Alwun lost its shirt (and the house). Even in then, during this transitional period, Alwun House steadfastly showcased local contemporary artists adding new exhibits annually.At 30, the reorganized Alwun House Foundations first major accomplishment was reacquisition of its house. Dana Johnson applied for an Arizona State Historic Preservation Office grant and awarded $48,000 matched with community contributions the House was reacquired. This period brought the return of the Coffeehouse series, showcasing another generation of poets and musicians. Becoming a signature fundraising event on its own, The Exotic Art Show, annually features over 60 artists, a mix of media, with uninhibited and provocative art, opens with a Valentines Phantasmagorical Spectacular.Now approaching an expanding 40th Season, Alwuns labeled with titles such as, legendary, institution. Downtowns first art gallery, that grew to shape the Arts District Overlay, has been identified as a cultural node in the area, and a long standing community asset. Alwun Staff and volunteers look forward to the growth this new millennium promises as the one place where artists of all media, come together to explore and refine new works in Phoenix.