Palette Restaurant at Phoenix Art Museum closing permanently

May 22, 2023, 11:00 AM

Selection of items from the menu of the Phoenix Art Museum's Palette Restaurant, which closes for g...

(Phoenix Art Museum Photo)

(Phoenix Art Museum Photo)

PHOENIX – After serving snacks and meals to hungry Phoenix Art Museum visitors for more than a decade, the Palette Restaurant will close for good this weekend.

Palette’s last day of operations will be Sunday. The Phoenix Art Museum said it is working with an as-yet-unnamed community partner to open a new dining concept this fall.

Palette, which offers a menu that showcases locally sourced ingredients, is open Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum and restaurant, which takes reservations, are closed Monday-Tuesday.

The restaurant’s final day coincides with the museum’s next free Family Funday. The event features artmaking, live performances, artist demonstrations and hands-on experiences for all ages.

Entry includes access to the special engagement exhibitions “Juan Francisco Elso: Por América” and “Move: The Modern Cut of Geoffrey Beene.”

The Phoenix Art Museum is located on the northwest corner of McDowell Road and Central Avenue in a campus shared with the Phoenix Theatre Company.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Desert Ridge Marketplace place will be almost fully leased with the addition of four new tenants in...

Kevin Stone

Sephora, country bar among latest Desert Ridge Marketplace additions

Desert Ridge Marketplace place will be almost fully leased with the addition of four new tenants in the next year.

5 hours ago

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Brandon Gray

Phoenix police updates Use of Force policy, asks for more input

The Phoenix Police Department has updated its Use of Force policy and they are asking the public and employees for more input.

5 hours ago

(Flickr Photo/ADOT)...

East Valley drivers to be hit hard with weekend freeway closures

Drivers in the East Valley will be the most prone to weekend freeway closures, according to state transportation officials.

5 hours ago

(Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images and Facebook Photo/Gilbert Farmers Market)...

Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for June 9-11

Looking for something to do this weekend? There's national outlet shopping day, farmers markets and events celebrating Pride month.

5 hours ago

Phoenix fire crews work to put out large pallet fire in the area of 35th Avenue and Lower Buckeye R...

Brandon Gray

Fire crews battling large pallet fire in south Phoenix

Phoenix firefighters are currently working a second-alarm pallet fire in the area of Thursday night at 35th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road. 

1 day ago

(Pixabay photo)...

4 Valley residents sentenced to prison for COVID aid fraud

Four Valley residents have been sentenced for their roles in a COVID aid fraud scheme, authorities announced Thursday.

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles



Here are the biggest tips to keep your AC bill low this summer

PHOENIX — In Arizona during the summer, having a working air conditioning unit is not just a pleasure, but a necessity. No one wants to walk from their sweltering car just to continue to be hot in their home. As the triple digits hit around the Valley and are here to stay, your AC bill […]


Desert Institute for Spine Care

Spinal fusion surgery has come a long way, despite misconceptions

As Dr. Justin Field of the Desert Institute for Spine Care explained, “we've come a long way over the last couple of decades.”


OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center

How to identify the symptoms of 3 common anxiety disorders

Living with an anxiety disorder can be debilitating and cause significant stress for those who suffer from the condition.

Palette Restaurant at Phoenix Art Museum closing permanently