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I♥Pluto Festival 2022 | Pluto Art Show Reception

Pluto Sunrise by Michael Carroll

The I♥Pluto Art Show Reception is set to take place on Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 4-6pm MST. While the stunning gallery of Pluto-themed art is on display in the Starry Skies Shop now, the reception will be your chance to meet the artists, try Lowell Observatory Lager, participate in an interactive theater experience, and get your face painted. Get your General Admission tickets for February 12 to have all-day access to Lowell Observatory and admission to this super fun event!

Try Mother Road Brewing Company’s Limited-Edition Craft Beer

Mother Road Brewing Company is Arizona’s 3rd-largest independent craft brewer. Since 2011, their mission has been to brew distinguished beers and build community, one pint at a time. For the first-ever I Heart Pluto Festival in 2020, they brewed up a delicious Pluto Porter. This year, they’ve created Lowell Lager, a bright, crisp blend that’s sure to please! You can get a taste of this limited-time brew during the I Heart Pluto Art Reception. Just purchase a beer ticket and present it to the craft-masters at Mother Road’s pop-up bar to get a can.

Participate in an Interactive Theater Performance by Peppercorn Games

Peppercorn Games specializes in interactive theater and gaming experiences, featuring live actors! During the I Heart Pluto Art Show Reception, they will be offering an immersive theater experience featuring Greek gods Persephone, Hecate, Demeter, Pluto (Hades), Hermes, and Helios! To get the full story, you must speak to each of the actors to learn their side of the legend. Upon completion, you’ll receive a special token to take home with you. This experience is included with the purchase of a Entry to the reception is included with the purchase of a general admission I♥Pluto Festival ticket.

Enjoy Burgers and Hotdogs Grilled by Findlay Toyota Flagstaff

If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line vehicle in Flagstaff, our local Findlay Toyota dealership is the place to go! Findlay Toyota Flagstaff is a certified J.D.Power Dealer of Excellence, a distinction that reflects the commitment and dedication of select retailers to provide their customers with a purchase experience that meets today’s consumer expectations. Starting at 4pm during the Pluto Art Reception, Findlay will be grilling and serving burgers and hotdogs in front of the Rotunda Building on a first come, first served basis, so don’t miss out! Food is free with the purchase of a general admission I♥Pluto Festival ticket

Pluto-themed Art Pieces for Sale

All of the art pieces featured in the gallery were painted by members of The International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), a non-profit organization whose members implement and participate in astronomical and space art projects, promote education about space art and foster international cooperation in artistic work inspired by the exploration of the Universe. The IAAA became a nonprofit foundation in 1988 and now has 201 members from 23 countries from around the planet. The organization serves the community of artists creating works inspired by astronomy and outer space, serving as a networking resource on topics specific to the trade as well as issues common to professional artists.

Entry to the reception is included with the purchase of a general admission I♥Pluto Festival ticket.

You can browse some of the pieces on display in the virtual gallery below! View the full gallery at https://iheartpluto.org/art-show/.