Art Detour, a multi-day community arts celebration that will take place March 15-20, 2018 throughout greater downtown Phoenix. This will mark the 30th anniversary of the festival, which will feature open studios and galleries, “meet the artist” talks and demos, self-guided trolley tours, street art, pop up galleries, hands-on activities for families, performances and more. Named as “one of the most important events on Phoenix’s calendar” by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Art Detour 30 will highlight the influence of the arts in developing the dynamic city we enjoy today.
Art Detour 30 is scheduled over a six-day period. It will kick off on Thursday, March 15, 2018, with the Art D’Core Gala, a celebration of the art community’s contribution to Phoenix’s urban core. The next night will feature a special version of the March Third Friday Art Walk, which takes place from 6-10 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, galleries, studios, venues and more will be open all day for the traditional Art Detour event days. Attendees will get to see artists at work, talk to artists directly and be inspired by the creative energy that infuses downtown Phoenix. The event offers something for everyone in the family and makes visible the importance of the arts in defining our city.
On Monday and Tuesday, March 19 and 20, Artlink will host a series of symposiums designed to further artists’ career development and to foster conversation about the arts’ impact on developing a culturally authentic city that will be relevant for future generations. These symposiums introduce a more structured educational component to Art Detour’s offerings.
About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events, including complimentary Trolley Tours during the monthly First Friday Art Walk, one of the nation’s largest self-guided art walks; a pop-up gallery program; the Infusion arts initiative; and the annual Juried Exhibition, Art Detour, and Art d’Core Gala. Artlink is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Dunn Transportation, Roosevelt Row CDC, Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Visit artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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