Sunday, November 30, 2008

Conspire Phoenix in the New York Times! November 30, 2008

36 Hours in Phoenix
New York Times Article featuring Conspire!

This is the section of the article that features Conspire, follow the link to the New York Times website to see the full writeup and read about all the other wonderful Phoenix businesses that were mentioned.


You won't confuse it with SoHo, but some marketers are trying to brand the burgeoning cultural scene in central Phoenix as, um, CenPho. A cluster of galleries, boutiques and restaurants have opened in rehabilitated bungalows along once-forlorn Roosevelt Street, where you'll find exquisitely torn clothing and artwork by the up-and-coming ? or came-and-went. Start at Made Art Boutique (922 North Fifth Street, 602-256-6233;, an eclectic boutique that carries vintage magazines, ceramics and jewelry. Farther up the street is Conspire (901 North Fifth Street, 602-237-5446;, featuring the works of local clothing designers and artists and a coffee bar to boot.

Sticker Club Art Night in New Times

Sticker Club Art Night in The New Times, November 27, 2008

Arty Animals
Weeping Willowers find a new place to hang
By Steve Jansen
Arty Animals

"Ever since Willow House closed in August, many downtowners have been at a loss for a late-night place to hang. And because downtowners can be a tough crowd (us included), they're sometimes resistant to trying new spots.

Thankfully, there was a newish, supercool place to defect to: Conspire. (To be fair, the Roosevelt Row spot at 901 North Fifth Street was open for approximately nine months before the Willow's final demise.) It also helps that the early-morning-to-late-night hang puts on awesome events like Sticker Club Girl Art Night every Wednesday. Lisa Jacobs hosts the long-running anti-procrastination night, where folks can bring any and every artsy/crafty project they've been wanting to work on while hanging out with good people and downing great coffee."

New Works Shown At SMOCA Nights!

New Works Shown at SMOCA Nights

What an amazing and overwhelming weekend!!! Thursday night I presented a new art series of wearable art pieces at SMOCA Nights. This event is presented by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and features art, fashion, music, performance, and culture. The pieces I made were shown in the fashion show and were worn by Ellisha, Babsy, Rachael, and Nicole of Deja Dance Collective. This show was an opportunity for me to step outside the box artistically. I spent over 15 hours on each piece. I was inspired by the Subversive lace and Knitting Show that is currently on display at SMOCA. In staying with my style, I chose to work with vintage fabric. I cut over 50 scarves into one inch strips, then sewed them end to end and back to back. Then I formed the design to fit each girls body by weaving the scarf strands together. Once the structure was in place I sewed the garment together, and left strands flowing to sway with the dancers as the moved to the music.
I also presented a few of my new dresses for my winter collection of daywear. These pieces are made of vintage polyester sew together with retro style and a modern twist. Some of the designs for winter include signature skirts with suspenders and ruffles, in catchy colors paired with soft hand constructed long sleeve shirts. These skirts are made for wearing with bright colored tights and skinny jeans! Photos will be coming shortly!! Thanks to Babsy, Ellisha, Rachael, and Nicole for performing in my garments, and to everyone who came out and supported me!!
Smoca Nights, November 13, 2008, Stitched

Fall SMoCA Nights 08


Acapulco Five-O

DJ dk.strickler (one-az.


Arte Puro by Leonor Aispuro & Emilie Uriarte

Christy Fisher

Heroine by Joey Grether

Angela Johnson

Kitsch Niche by Tara Kratzner-Bills

Smock You by Allison Winker

Sticker Club Girl by Lisa Jacobs

Jen Urso & Christy Puetz


Deja Dance

Conspire Anniversary Block Party, 11/15/08

Conspire Anniversary Block Party, November 15th

Conspire Phoenix is hosting a BLOCK PARTY in honor of our One Year Anniversary!!!
come enjoy a day of Art, Music, and Performance and participate in this cultural explosion!

November 15, 2008
4pm to 2am
5th St between Garfield and Roosevelt
free and all ages

Fashion Show featuring Smock You, Arte Puro, Dolled Up, Sticker Club Girl, Lola & Lola, Make Shift Apparel, Mystic Fibers and more

Sultry Burlesque by La Liberata

Hillarious Comedy by Mail Order Brides

Live music by Sonorous, Drunken Immortals, Living Humans Being, Hooves, D. S. Yancy, Wizards of Time

Dee Jays include DJentrification, Echo, Beatnik, Dana, Issa, Moshaone, Rojahdat, Jon Dread

Art Market featuring hand made goods by local artisans

Bike Ride Adventures hooked up by Hood Ride

Open Studio Photo Shoot available all day for quick portraits, DIY Modeling, and fashion fun with Photographer Star DeLuna

Silkscreen and Stencil workshops hosted by Artillary and Dig

Kids Art Area

Conspire Phoenix Hours:
901 N 5th St M-F 6am to Midnight
602 237 5446 S 8am-Midnight Su 10am-8pm

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