Thursday, September 11, 2008

Urban Affair in Downtown Phoenix


Celebrate the downtown Phoenix lifestyle during Urban Affair, the Valley’s premier urban living event, Friday, September 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. The Phoenix Art Museum hosts this special cocktail reception highlighted by local artists and representatives of performing arts and culture organizations including Arizona Opera, Phoenix Symphony, Heard Museum, and Scorpius Dance Theatre. Iconic downtown restaurants and chefs will present a “progressive tasting menu” throughout the evening, including Cibo, Art of Soup, Elizabeth the Market Chef, Urban Cookies and more.

A portion of the event proceeds, promotion and energy will benefit Community Food Connections, the non-profit organization that produces Downtown Phoenix Public Market.

“Urban Affair reflects the growing amount of activity and energy in downtown Phoenix and so this year’s event will be even bigger and better,” said Mayor Phil Gordon. “Because we have more people living downtown and more arts and cultural options in our urban core than ever before.”

“Phoenix has a huge opportunity to capitalize on the terrific Arts Organizations that are established within close proximity here in the downtown area. Not all cities are so lucky,” commented James Ballinger, The Sybil Harrington Director, Phoenix Art Museum. “Phoenix Art Musem has been a downtown amenity for 49 years, and we are joined by several other great museums and performing arts institutions. We are extremely pleased to host this multi-faceted event and support the overall endeavors of Urban Affair.”

Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Date: Friday, September 26, 2008
  • Time: 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Schedule: performances will be programmed throughout the evening
  • Tickets: $30, $75 VIP (VIP includes host bar and access to the Champagne & Dessert Gallery)

Tickets are available online at through

Urban Affair is supported by Phoenix Art Museum, City of Phoenix, New Times, Media Publishers Group, Holy Click! Web Design, Creative Backstage, Local First Arizona,, SoDo Phoenix Business & Civic Association, Roosevelt Row, No Festival Required, RadiatePhx, and Make Phoenix Weird.


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