home tours, parties and conversations

Above: Cedar Street Residence by coLAB studio. Photo: Bill Timmerman.

Phoenix Art Museum with Contemporary Forum, a support group of the Museum, present the second annual Contemporary Forum Art + Architecture Weekend. This event, to be held on April 13 through April 15, provides an exclusive insider look at some of the Valley’s finest custom homes and private art collections.

Guests can select either a Gold ($100) or Platinum ($500) ticket level, each offering access to select home tours, parties and conversations with Valley architects and art connoisseurs.

Above: Desert Bridge House by Will Bruder Architects. Photo: Andrew Jarson, azarchitecture.

Offering a rare opportunity to step inside local luxury homes that celebrate the synergy between art and architecture, the Art + Architecture Weekend showcases residences located primarily in Paradise Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale that represent a broad variety of architects and artists.

Above: Lehmann Residence by Tennen Studio. Photo credit: Andrew Jarson, azarchitecture. 

Art + Architecture Weekend Itinerary

Please note ticket levels that correspond to each event.

Friday, April 13  | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Opening Party at Phoenix Art Museum

The kick-off party, to be held at Phoenix Art Museum, will include a guided tour of the current exhibition Iris Van Herpen: Transforming Fashion presented by Arizona Costume Institute.

Open to all ticket holders.

Saturday, April 14  | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Platinum Home Tour

The Platinum Home Tour features four exclusive homes. Luxury transportation and lunch will be provided. A private reception will immediately follow the tour, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Open to Platinum tickets holders only (a limited number are available).

Sunday, April 15  | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gold Home Tour

Gold Home Tour guests will receive a map of five custom homes in the Valley with exceptional architecture and impressive art collections. Ticket holders may visit these homes at their leisure. The map pick-up begins at 10 a.m.

Open to all ticket holders.

Sunday, April 15  | 5 p.m. |

Closing Party at Mountain Shadows Resort

Open to Platinum and Gold ticket holders who are also Contemporary Forum members.

Above: Moran Loft by Will Bruder Architects. 

About Contemporary Forum

Contemporary Forum is a dynamic volunteer organization whose mission is to support the development of contemporary art at Phoenix Art Museum. Dedicated to promoting interest in and understanding of contemporary art as a support group of the Museum, Contemporary Forum provides its members with lectures, films, artists’ studio tours, private collection tours, opportunities for domestic and international travel.

Contemporary Forum’s two major annual fundraisers are the Going Once! Art Auction in January and Art + Architecture Weekend in April. All proceeds of both events directly benefit the museum’s contemporary art collection, exhibitions and educational initiatives.

Contemporary Forum also aids Phoenix-area artists through the annual Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artists Award and the Artists Grants Program, which have awarded more than $270,000 to 188 Arizona artists since the program’s inception.

Contemporary Forum 

Art + Architecture Weekend

April 13 – 15