Art Detour Details: Participants, Tour Information and More!

25th Anniversary of Art Detour 25 This Weekend

FREE Two-Day Festival Celebrates the Downtown Phoenix Arts Community

Over 90 Galleries and Pop-Up Art Spaces Welcome Your Visit

Mayor Stanton: ‘One of the most important events on Phoenix’s calendar’ (read full letter here)

PHOENIX (February 27, 2013) – The event that launched Phoenix’s First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon is returning to the streets of downtown Phoenix for its 25th year on March 2 and 3, 2013. The silver anniversary of Art Detour will take a historical look at the downtown arts scene, celebrate the many people who contributed to its success over the years, and recognize the artists, galleries, organizations and businesses contributing to the arts today.

Art Detour 25, organized by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will coincide with March First Friday, resulting in a weekend chock-full of arts related tours, exhibits and activities. The event is free and offers programming appropriate for all ages. During Art Detour, visitors can visit galleries, including pop up spaces and mystery galleries; enter rarely open artist studios; take guided tours; engage in fun hands-on art activities; and much more.

Art Detour is a unique opportunity for the whole family to explore Phoenix’s art scene in a fun, festival environment.

WHAT:   Art Detour 25 (25th Annual – Silver Anniversary)

WHEN:   Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, 11 am to 5 pm.

WHO:  Over 90 participating venues including artist studios, galleries, restaurants and temporary “pop-up” spaces.

WHERE:  Phoenix arts districts in and around Downtown Phoenix, including Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue, Jackson Street, and Calle 16 (16th Street).

The First Stop! is at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, (1202 N. Third Street), where visitors will find maps at the information tables and access to the shuttles.

Visitors can also pick up maps and board shuttles from information tables at two additional Neighborhood Hub Stop locations:

The shuttles will run on a continuous loop (20-minute anticipated runtime for full loop, pending traffic) through downtown. Visitors can also be able to walk, bike, take light rail, or drive to the destinations beyond the reach of the shuttle route.

A handy print map will be distributed at the Neighborhood Hub information tables. A digital version of the map is available for download here.

PARKING:       Free parking is available at Phoenix Center for the Arts 1202 N. 3rd Street (the east end of Margaret T. Hance Park), at the southwest corner of 15th Avenue and Roosevelt as well as the Arizona Center parking garage. Street parking is also available throughout downtown.

INFO:               Visit or email

Art Detour Highlights:

Artlink Participants: Artist studio and art spaces have come together for one of the biggest Detours on record.

{9} The Gallery, >coffee, 1205 Space, 1Spot Gallery, 8 Day Coffee and Culture, A.E.England, After Hours Gallery (mystery gallery), ALAC – Galeria 147, ALAC Alley, Alwun House, Bliss / Rebar, Bob Adams Studio, Bokeh, Brush Party, Burton Barr Central Library, Carly’s Bistro, Christine Cassano – Artist, Circle 6 Studios, CityScape, Coe House Gallery, Coffee, Cookies & Crafts Indie Art and Craft Fair, Crowthings, Dave Loves Nancy, Deb’s Glass Designs & Revamped Retro, Diane L. Silver, Drive-Thru Gallery, Eye Lounge Artist Collective Gallery, First Studio, Five 15 Arts Gallery, Gallery Marsiglia, Gallery SUHU, Garfield Galleria, Goings Galleria, Grace Chapel Gallery, Green Haus, Grow op, Hazel & Violet, Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Hugo’s Art, Icehouse Arts, Icehouse Garden, Jackalope Trading Post, Kooky Krafts Shop, Larry McLaughlin & Kathy Taylor Fine Art Studio, Linda Ingraham, Lotus Contemporary Art, LoveLee Art Studio, MADE art boutique, Margaret Wright, Marshall Shore -Retro Spectacular, Matti Baine’s Studio, Merchantile, Michael Marlowe Studio, Modified Arts, monOrchid, monOrchid Artist Collective, Mud Daubler Cafe, Oasis on Grand, Obliq, Olivastro Oil & Balsamics, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Pop-Ups at Projects, Practical Art, Public (ART) Hanging, Red Light Martial Arts, Revival Art Collective, seven13sk8, Skyline Lofts (mystery gallery), Steel Door Studio, Studio #109, Studio 6, Studio 8, Studio Fillmore, Studio One18, The Collective at the Artery, The Commons, The Firehouse, The Frontal Lobe, The Gallery @ City Hall, The Groove (mystery gallery), The Hive, The Lodge, The Nash, Treehouse Bakery, trustgallery, Tuomisto, Bell Studio Foundry, Urban Beans / Tertio Wine Bar, Warehouse 1005, “What Should Go Here?” Pop Up Park, YAG Art Studio

A Public (ART) Hanging: This exhibition features visual artists from across the Valley. The display is located at Oasis on Grand, 1501 NW Grand Ave. The opening night preview and artist reception will take place on First Friday, March 1, from 6 to 10 p.m., and the gallery will be open on both Saturday and Sunday for Detour.

Participants: Aimee Shattuck, Amelia Kay, Amy Jackson, Ann Scardello, Anthony Galto, Beverly Jorgensen, Catherine Slye, Dan Pederson, Daniel Estrada, Daniel Langhans, Darrin Armijo-Wardle, Dawn O’Doul, Dinae Hartley, Doug Ashworth, Jane Cooper, Janet de Berge Lange, Jason Nye, Jeremy Preston, JoAnn Augur, Lacey Teets, Landy Headly, Laurie Brinkman, Maggie Keane, Mary Bradley, Melinda Foote, Michael Pruitt, Nick Roen, Pam Householder, Paul DeBenedetto, Paul Golfen, Rebecca Langford, Sharri Weinberg, Shawn Helton, Shelley Caniglia, Su Humphrey, Tawny Gamboa, Teresa Dendy, Tia Renshaw, Tiffany Ogden, Tobi Wilkins, Tony DiAngelis, Tracey Jenkins, Vicki Shaw, Winnie Liang, Yihyun Jeong

Mystery Galleries: These pop-up galleries are an Art Detour tradition. Each location hosts a group show.

Kids’ Detour: Bring the kids and allow them to find their inner artist! Art Detour 25 is proud to include activities for the whole family. Many galleries participating this year are featuring kid-friendly exhibitions and activities. These may include workshops, demonstrations, finger-paint murals, sidewalk chalk and more.

Participants: ALAC – Galeria 147, Bokeh, Circle 6 Studios, Deb’s Glass Designs & Revamped Retro, Grace Chapel Gallery, Green Haus, Icehouse Garden, Kooky Krafts Shop, Linda Ingraham, MADE art boutique, monOrchid, Oasis on Grand, Obliq, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Practical Art, Studio  #109, Studio One18, The Firehouse, The Frontal Lobe, The Lodge, Warehouse 1005, “What Should Go Here?” Pop up Park, YAG Art Studio

Special Guided Tours:  Updated information will be available this weekend at the Phoenix Art Center and Neighborhood Hubs information booths.

Public Art Walking Tour (Saturday only)

Join two public art enthusiasts, Donna Reiner and Edward Jensen, as they help you uncover the art treasures of downtown Phoenix. Starting at the one-year old Gallery@City Hall, you will explore the convention center, swing pass the Herberger Theater, discover the sculpture at the Sheraton Hotel, tromp down Taylor Mall, and conclude with “Her Secret is Patience” at Downtown Civic Space Park.

The Public Art Walking Tours are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 pm. Wear comfortable shoes!

Studio Tour – Jackson Street Studios and Bentley Projects (Sunday only)

The first tour starts at 2:00 pm at the Phoenix Art Center, makes a stop at Roosevelt Row Arts Market and then continues down to Jackson Street.  The tour will visit four separate working artists studios at Jackson Street (Michael Marlowe, Linda Ingraham, Diane Silver and Bob Adams), then re-board the bus to visit the Popup Galleries at Bentley Projects, before making the return trip to the Phoenix Art Center. The second tour begins at 3:30 and repeats the circuit.

These free Studio Tour tours are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Calle 16

This is a self-guided tour of the incredible 16th Street area murals. Maps can be picked up at the Hive at 2222 N. 16th Street.

Art Detour 25 is made possible through the support of these partners: City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Downtown Phoenix Partnership, The Arizona Republic, Arizona Center, CityScape, Roosevelt Point, Roosevelt Row CDC, Grand Avenue Merchants Association and Phoenix Center for the Arts, Equipped Business Solutions, FASTSIGNS, International Printing Company, Oasis on Grand, Fair Trade Café, Lincoln Family YMCA, JPJ Productions, American Valet, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Echo Magazine, Ion Arizona Magazine and Java Magazine.

About Art Detour

Art Detour is an annual free, two-day, self-guided tour of artist studios, art spaces, galleries and other art venues in downtown Phoenix organized by Artlink, Inc. in cooperation with the participating venues. Art Detour draws thousands of enthusiastic arts supporters each year, and provides a unique cultural experience for people new and not so new to the arts in downtown Phoenix. This year marks our 25th anniversary and we’ve opened a portal to our past with the “Detour in Time” historic retrospective of Art Detour on view in Artlink’s A.E. England gallery. The exhibition premiered at our Silver Gala held last Saturday, February 23.

About Artlink:

Artlink, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote a thriving arts community in Central Phoenix. Artlink promotes a variety of community-based art events happening throughout the year, including First Fridaysthe country’s largest self-guided gallery tour, and also operates two downtown galleries at Heritage & Science Park and the A.E. England Building. Both gallery spaces are committed to showcasing the talents of new and emerging local artists. Ongoing community projects include, the promotion of the First Friday Art Walk and Third Friday Collectors Tour, annual Juried Exhibition, and the annual Artlink Art Detour. For more information, visit:  Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, Snell & Wilmer, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Community Alliance, The Torosian Foundation, Downtown Voices Coalition, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Obliq Art, Urban Affair and Invexi Web Development.

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