UPDATE: Deadline extended to Friday, December 22. 

Artlink Inc. seeks a representative artwork for Art Detour 30.  The work will be used in a designed format as the basis for the Art Detour 30 poster, postcard, and other marketing materials. Artists local to the Phoenix area are encouraged to apply for this award that carries a $300 honorarium.


Art Detour is Phoenix’s original art walk and the longest running arts festival weekend in Downtown Phoenix.
The annual event began in 1989, and is a roadmap to guide visitrs to meet artists in their working environments, celebrate the growth of our varied arts districts, and set a stage for discussion about the next 30 years of our city’s development. Step into more than 100 artist studios, galleries and other venues, as well as enjoy performances and activities.

ArtDetour30BUG_BlackThe 30-year celebration will be a six-day, multi-faceted exploration of the arts and culture of America’s fifth-largest city. The schedule will include an opening night Art d’Core Gala on March 15; the “Detour” that will highlight arts experiences and studio visits within key arts districts on March 16-18; and on March 19-20, a new Symposium that will support artists’ career development and identify actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse city. Location/Schedule to be announced. Visit for details.


Art Detour invites the public to discover the downtown Phoenix arts community by offering premiere access to downtown artists and art experiences.

The submitted artwork should help Artlink in celebrating the arts community’s growth over the past 30 years and embody the sense of discovery that the public experiences visiting private working studios and art spaces.


  • The submitted artwork must be a flat work (can be photography of the 3D piece) in any size and medium – but versatile enough to be represented digitally in a variety of paper and electronic collateral. These include the poster, postcards, map and online communications (varied dimensions).
  • The artist will be invited to exhibit the original artwork at the Art d’Core Gala on Thursday, March 15th.
  • Artlink will retain all rights to use work in any manner chosen.
  • Artlink may choose to use work on commercial goods for sale during the time of the events. The artist will receive a royalty of 20% for any goods sold.
  • The artist’s work will be used by designers to format the poster with text and other information about Detour.  The original artwork will remain the property of the artist.

Eligibility: Any artist currently living and working in Arizona.

Deadline for submissions:  Friday, December 22, 2017 (midnight)

The work will be chosen and the announcement made on Thursday, December 28, 2017.

The Artlink board reserves the right to change the project timeline.


Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:

  • A high quality digital representation of the piece. Minimum 300dpi. This should be a JPG, TIFF or PNG file.
  • A brief statement about why the submitted images fit the theme.
  • A maximum of three works.
  • Titles, dates of completion, materials used in the original work, and size.
  • Current contact information.

Questions about the call may be sent to