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Arts & Culture Featured Music & Events Fara Illich September 10, 2009

I wanted to make one of my first official blog entries for Downtown Phoenix.com about two things I really like: tequila and art. Let’s face it, who doesn’t?
The Heard Museum’s Monte Vista Club (MVC) is looking for new members. What’s the MVC you ask? It’s a group of youngish professionals who enjoy contemporary art (seeing it, learning about it, etc.) and engaging with the community. They do fun stuff like visiting local artists’ studios, networking with Valley leaders and volunteering at local nonprofits. They also want you to consider joining! I’m helping kick off the fall season with the MVC, and to that end, we are holding the following event:
Tequila Tasting and Performance by Tierra Del Fuego!
Friday, October 16 during NU (Native + You) 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This is your chance to find out more about the MVC! Enjoy live music by local band Tierra Del Fuego,
great contemporary art and tequila! The tequila tasting includes two brands and three tiers of tequila, and is held in the Heard Museum’s Central Courtyard. MVC representatives will be on hand to answer questions and process memberships.
The Tequila Tasting is $10 for non-MVC members and $5 for those who join the Monte Vista Club. Memberships begin at just $40 and include lots of benefits. You must be 21 to enjoy the tasting.
Art by Luis Gutierrez at Portland’s
In addition, my friend and local artist Luis Gutierrez has some excellent work on display at an establishment which serves tequila (among other things), Portland’s! You won’t be disappointed by this work, and you may even want some for yourself. (I always do!) Preview his work here.