ARTS EVENT ROUNDUP: OCT. 2 TO OCT. 8 - The Arizona State Press

With fall break on the horizon, it's time to give your brain a much-needed break from midterms and immerse yourself in the vibrant arts scene. Join me, Emily Bennett, your passionate guide through campus art events, as we explore a variety of visual arts exhibitions and captivating performing arts shows. Get ready to unwind, get inspired, and indulge in the beauty of art during your well-deserved break.

Immerse Yourself in Visual Arts Exhibitions

Discover the vibrant world of visual arts on and around campus during fall break.

Step into a world of creativity and expression at the various visual arts exhibitions happening during fall break. Explore the thought-provoking installations at the ASU Art Museum, located in the Interdisciplinary Building on the second floor of the A Wing. Delve into contemporary artwork and interdisciplinary projects at the Noble Library.

If you're seeking a unique and immersive experience, don't miss out on THE DIAL, an installation combining augmented reality and projection mapping. Get ready to be transported into a mysterious accident scene in a family home at The Vault.

Enrich your senses with the diverse artworks showcased at the Northlight Galleries and the Harry Wood Gallery Building. And for those with a love for music, explore the intersection of sound and art at the Music Library.

These exceptional exhibitions offer a feast for the eyes and spark curiosity in anyone seeking inspiration. So take a break from the books and let your imagination roam in the realm of visual arts.

Embark on a Journey of Captivating Performing Arts

Experience the magic of live performances that will transport you to another realm of emotions and stories.

Immerse yourself in the world of music with the Doctoral Student Recitals hosted by the School of Music. Witness the exceptional talents of ASU's doctoral students in mesmerizing performances on the piano and other musical instruments.

Indulge in the enchanting melodies of classical music performed by Arizona musicians at the Symphony Hall. Let the harmonies embrace your soul and take you on a beautiful journey created through the collaboration between the Ballet and Opera.

Get your fingers snapping and feet tapping at the ASU Big Bands' swinging performance at the Gammage Auditorium. Enjoy vintage selections that celebrate the rich history of band music.

Experience the pure and ethereal sounds of flute performances at the Noon Concerts Series. Join other music lovers at the Katzin Concert Hall and let the beautiful melodies wash over you.

Explore Street Markets and Engage with Local Vendors

Uncover unique treasures, support local businesses, and indulge in delicious food at the vibrant street markets near campus.

Embrace sustainability by visiting the sustainable vintage market, held just across the street from the downtown campus. Discover locally crafted goods, vintage finds, and connect with talented artisans.

Join the bustling atmosphere of 2nd Sundays on Mill, a vibrant street market with a wide variety of vendors offering everything from handmade crafts to delectable treats. Take part in the festivities and watch live performances as you browse.

Don't miss the excitement of First Friday in downtown Phoenix, a monthly event that fills the streets with art, music, and culture. Explore unique shops and stands while immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this incredible event.

These engaging street markets provide a platform for local businesses to thrive, and give you the opportunity to connect with the creatives shaping the art scene in Phoenix. So get ready to shop, dine, and immerse yourself in the rich local culture.


As fall break approaches, remember to take a moment to recharge your mind and spirit by immersing yourself in the rich arts scene on and around campus. Explore the vibrant visual arts exhibitions, get transported by captivating performing arts shows, and support local businesses at the lively street markets. Let the power of art and creativity inspire and rejuvenate you during this well-deserved break.


Are the visual arts exhibitions and performing arts shows free for students?

Yes, the majority of visual arts exhibitions and performing arts shows mentioned in this article are free for students to attend. However, it is always a good idea to double-check the event details and any associated fees before attending.

What are some recommendations for exploring downtown Phoenix during First Friday?

When exploring downtown Phoenix during First Friday, it is recommended to take advantage of public transportation options such as the light rail or parking near the area. Wear comfortable shoes, as you will be walking around a lot. Plan your visit ahead of time by checking the event map and highlighting the specific locations and exhibits you are interested in visiting.

Can I bring my own food to the street markets?

While some street markets may have restrictions on outside food, many have food vendors offering a wide range of delicious options. It is best to check the specific guidelines of the market you plan to attend for their food policies. Enjoy indulging in the local culinary delights!

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