The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix invites the public to the 6th Annual Ikebana Exhibit, Jan. 29-Feb. 2 at the garden, 1125 N. 3rd Ave.

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, is the product of human’s creativity and imagination using the natural beauty of many beautiful flowers, plants and raw materials.

Sponsored by The Sogetsu Ikebana Study Group, the exhibit features an exquisite display of Ikebana arrangements throughout the garden designed by Ikebana enthusiasts and talented artists.

Enjoy beautiful art creations that embellish the serenity of the strolling Japanese garden in the middle of downtown Phoenix. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An opening reception will take place 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, with classical and Japanese traditional music by Trio Azul (Carol Brecker, flute; Jackie Jansen, violin; Janet Millard, cello). Visitors will have a chance to meet the artists and learn more about the art of Ikebana.

General admission tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students with ID, military and seniors age 62 and older. For more information, visit


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