eye lounge is a collective, artist-run, contemporary art space committed to fostering emerging and established visual artists in downtown Phoenix. The collective was founded in 2000 and first hosted group exhibitions at various locations in and around Phoenix and moved to its permanent location at 419 E. Roosevelt St. in December, 2001. The collective is a founding member of Roosevelt Row.
eye lounge has been featured in local and national press including Sunset Magazine, Art In America, ArtNews, Phoenix New Times, Shade Magazine, Java and others. Along with other neighboring galleries, eye lounge has been listed as part of the “Best Underground Art Scene” by The Arizona Republic.
Two new exhibitions by Arizona artists open every month.
First Friday: Since its opening, eye lounge has supported and participated in the monthly First Friday ArtWalk organized by Artlink, Inc. and is listed as a shuttle stop for the walk. The event has grown over the years from drawing just a few dozen participants to attracting thousands of regular attendees from Arizona and visitors throughout the United States.
Third Friday: A Collectors Night is held every Third Friday downtown and eye lounge participates in the event. Exhibiting artists welcome visitors by hosting intimate receptions. Folks will enjoy a relaxed casual environment, light refreshments and conversations with the artists, other friends and art lovers.