The annual arts and culture celebration expands to 33 days and features new destinations and local arts staples

Featured artwork by Mike Jacobs, as shown in Art Detour 32.

Artlink, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of connecting artists, businesses and the community, today announced programming highlights for Art Detour 33, its annual arts and culture celebration. This year’s experience will take place Feb. 27 to March 31, 2021, and will include in-person as well as virtual events.

Historically a weekend-centric event and more recently as “Phoenix Art Week,” 2021’s Art Detour expanded its run to 33 days to both honor the 33rd year of the celebration and to accommodate public health concerns by expanding the geography of the traditionally central Phoenix event, lessening the impact of large gatherings.

The event will feature more than 300 arts activities and “Articipants,” defined as arts venues, arts and culture organizations, arts-supporting businesses from across the Valley, and visual and performing artists from the entire state.

“The arts and culture community coming together to help develop a different, more impactful Art Detour is incredibly adaptive and industrious of these Articipants,” said Catrina Kahler, president and chief executive officer of Artlink. “Our goal as an organization is for the collective of engaged artists and businesses to have these 33 days to stand out from any of the last 33 days in the previous 12 months.”

Programming Highlights of Art Detour 33 (Central Phoenix)

Programming Highlights of Art Detour 33 (Expanded Geography)

Programming Highlights of Art Detour 33 (Virtual Events)

New in 2021, each day of Art Detour 33 will feature a “Daily Detour,” highlighting specific arts and culture activities for that day. The featured experiences will include visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts, fashion and public arts.

Daily Detours will be released via a daily newsletter and Artlink’s social media channels. Visit artlink.matrix.invexi.com to sign up for the newsletter, or follow the organization’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds.

Art Detour is made possible through the support and participation of Artlink partners Arizona Arts Commission, City of Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Park Central, Valley Metro, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Reimagine Phoenix, City of Phoenix Water Department, Gould Evans, FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, IN FLUX, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Phoenix Community Alliance, The Garment League, Roosevelt Row, Historic Grand Avenue, Phoenix Warehouse District, knoodle, Ivio Agency, LocalBuzz, Website Butlers, CLYint, Karvonen Design, Artlink Articipants and volunteers.

About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to our development by connecting artists, businesses and the community. Founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by artists in 1989, the Artlink name is a guiding principle for the organization, as it supports stakeholders of the arts and culture community, amplifying its collective strength. Visit artlink.matrix.invexi.com to sign up for the Artlink newsletter, or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.