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30 Exceptional Works by Arizona Artists to be Shown at 19th Artlink Juried Exhibition

Thirty Exceptional Works by Arizona Artists to be Shown at
19th Artlink Juried Exhibition Presented by True North Studio

Esteemed Jurors Gennaro Garcia, Jennifer McCabe and Lisa Sette
Selected from nearly 450 Works from 151 Submissions

Feb 7 Opening Reception is the First Arts & Culture Event at the New Park Central

Tickets are now available on Eventbrite 

Thirty artworks by 30 Arizona artists will be presented in the 19th annual Artlink Juried Exhibition presented by True North Studio. The exhibition’s opening reception will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the newly renovated Park Central, 3121 N. 3rd Ave. in midtown Phoenix. All are invited to attend and RSVP at artlinkphx.org.

A panel of three esteemed jurors from the Arizona arts community chose the 30 exhibition pieces from 151 submissions and nearly 450 works. The jurors were these prominent members of the Phoenix arts community: Lisa Sette, owner of Lisa Sette Gallery, artist Gennaro Garcia, and Jennifer McCabe, director and chief curator of SMoCA.

The artists featured in the exhibition are as follows: Kit Abate, Malena Barnhart, Jose A Benavides, Laura Spalding Best, Bob Booker, Diana Calderon, Christine Cassano, Antoinette Cauley, Jake Fischer, Dani Godreau, Helmut Hammen, Tawny Kerr, Kimberly Lyle, Abbey Messmer, Ann Morton, Tess Mosko Scherer, John Randall Nelson, Ronna Nemitz, Ryan Parra, Diego Perez, Rembrandt Quiballo, Patricia Elizabeth Sannit, Melissa Sclafani, Diane L. Silver, George Strasburger, Lisa Von Hoffner, Wendy Willis, Danielle Wood, Denise Yaghmourian, and Bobby Zokaites.

The artists of the three outstanding works as selected by the jurors will receive cash awards. The first place award of $5,000 will be given to a jury-selected artist for an original work. The winning artwork will be on public display as part of True North Studio’s permanent collection.

  • The first runner-up will receive $1,500.
  • The second runner-up will receive $750.

Winners will be announced at the exhibition’s opening reception on February 7.

RSVP to the Exhibition on Eventbrite

Juried Exhibition Partners
Presenting Partner: True North Studio
Venue Hosts: Park Central, DPR Construction
Arts Partner: Arizona Citizens of the Arts
Catalogue Design: Clyint
Catalogue Printing: ON Media

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 and initiatives, including complimentary trolley tours during the monthly First Friday and Third Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1989, Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Visit www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Panelists Announced for Artlink’s 19th Annual Juried Exhibition!


Park Central Mural Finalists Announced!

Park Central Mural East— Finalists Announced!

Monday, December 3, 2018— The owners of the newly-renovated Park Central have partnered with Artlink Inc. to spearhead the development of an Arts and Culture Plan for their site. The first public art call stemming from this process was Park Central Mural East— a key feature on the east facing side of Park Central, near the main entrance from Central Avenue. This eye-catching mural will be an important amenity as it is a significant focal point of the entire project.

Today, we’re very pleased to announce the selected Finalists!

Jane Goat

 

Andrew Brown

 

Lauren Lee

 

A private development, Park Central engaged several people connected to the project for the selection panel, including representatives from Plaza Companies, Holualoa Companies, DPR Construction and the Park Central Advisory Committee— a group made up of project leadership, industry professionals, and arts advocates and practitioners. Per the call’s stated criteria, finalists were chosen on “the quality, originality, and craftsmanship of their past works and potential to make a significant artistic contribution to this project”. Each finalist will be paid an honorarium to develop a site-specific proposal from which ONE artist and design will be chosen. The winning design will showcase the strength and feasibility of the proposed concept through a creative approach, as well as the design’s potential to engage tenants and visitors to Park Central in a meaningful way.

 

Congratulations, Jane, Andrew, and Lauren— the Finalists! 

 

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Art Detour 31: A Prime Year to Celebrate Arts and Culture

Art Detour 31 Returns March 14-18, 2019: A Prime Year to Celebrate Phoenix’s Arts and Culture

All are invited to create and Articipate! 

Art Detour, Phoenix’s original art walk and the longest running arts festival in downtown Phoenix, will return for its 31st year March 14-18, 2019. The annual event, produced by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was launched by Phoenix artists in 1989 and will feature a five-day, multi-faceted exploration of the arts and culture of America’s fifth-largest city.

The community is invited to detour through the city and celebrate our artistic surroundings over a delightful weekend of cultural discovery. Patrons can meet artists in their working environments, start or expand their art collection, and immerse themselves in Phoenix’s arts and culture venues. Detour-ists will be invited to step into approximately 100 artist studios, galleries, pop-up spaces and other venues, as well as enjoy performances and Kids’ Detour family-friendly activities.

Event Schedule: The five-day event format will kick off with the opening night Art d’Core Gala celebration; span the weekend with scheduled and self-guided explorations of artist studios and exhibition spaces; and end with a symposium that will spur interest in art collecting, foster artists’ career development, and identify actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse city.

How Can You Get Involved?

Articipate! Central Phoenix galleries, arts businesses, and arts-supporting businesses that register as an Artlink Articipant will be identified on the official Art Detour 31 map. Artists (student, emerging, professional) are encouraged to register as Articipants to be included in Artlink’s NEW ArtistsAZ directory, which will be promoted throughout Art Detour 31. Watch for calls to artists on artdetour.com and Artlink’s social channels. Read Articipation registration details here.

Partner: Support the year-round efforts of Artlink Inc. by becoming an official partner. Review details here.

Volunteer: Contribute your time to the arts! Sign up to be a tour docent, gallery host or help with guest relations. Sign up here.

Event Details

When: Thursday, March 14, through Monday, March 18, 2019

Where: Approximately 100 artist studios, galleries, arts and culture venues and arts-supporting businesses in the Central Phoenix area.

Who: The five-day experience is made possible through the Articipation of hundreds of contributing artists.

Hosts: Art Detour 31 is produced by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, in partnership with the City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Park Central and in collaboration with Roosevelt Row CDC, Historic Grand Avenue, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and many more.

Getting Around: Artlink provides an event calendar, map, and transportation options for easy navigation of the Detour. Maps and an online calendar powered by Phoenix Urban Guide (PUG) (phoenixurbanguide.com) will guide patrons through the five-day event. Artlink will provide complimentary docent-guided trolleys from transportation partner Dunn Transportation on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is also easily accessible by Valley Metro’s Light Rail and GRiD Bikes.

2019 Event Schedule

Thursday, March 14 Art d’Core Gala! – The opening night celebration is a fun spin on a traditional “gala” that each year spotlights the significant contribution of the arts in creating a dynamic city. The event will showcase works by members of the Artlink Artist Council (AAC) paired with works by exciting emerging artists. Learn more here. Buy tickets here.

Friday-Sunday, March 15-17 – Patrons are invited to embark on a self-guided weekend of arts experiences across Phoenix’s key arts districts; from Roosevelt Row and Historic Grand Avenue to the Downtown Phoenix Core, Phoenix Warehouse District and Beyond, visitors can venture into galleries, art studios, art supporting-businesses and unique pop-up installations. Further details on exhibitions and special Detour performances and events to come!

Monday, March 18 Save the date! The Creative City Symposium is developed in partnership with Phoenix Community Alliance and and hosted by Phoenix Art Museum in support artists’ careers and to identify actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse city. Details to be announced.

Go to ARTDETOUR.COM to sign up for updates.

Read more and sign up for updates on ARTDETOUR.COM.


November 7, 2018: Join Us for a Mixed Media Happy Hour!


This Monday: Arts, Culture, Preservation and Parks Mayoral Candidate Forum


Kick Off the Fall Arts Season at Mixed Media Happy Hour


The Final Artist Studio Tours of the Summer! 🎨🎟


Artlink Annual Meeting and The Artist Forward Fund


Simple Ways to Support Artlink!


April 20, 2018: LINKLETTER for April’s Third Friday!


Release: Artlink Introduces New Artist Access

ARTIST AccessArtlink Introduces New Opportunities for Artists to Engage in the Arts Community

‘Articipation’ Options to Lower Economic Barriers, Further Develop an Artist Directory and More  

Artlink Inc., a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to keep the arts integral to the development of our city, announces new “Articipation” opportunities to fully embrace the Phoenix artist community and further support their pursuit of successful careers in Phoenix.

Coinciding with the upcoming 30th anniversary of Art Detour March 15-20, 2018, Artlink’s new offerings seek to both lower the economic barriers of engagement and to expand definitions of participation to better serve the artist community.

All working artists are invited to register and may choose to engage at one of the following Articipation levels:

  • All Access: This turnkey option for visual and performing artists includes complimentary Artlink artist call submissions, a listing in the Artlink Artist Directory powered by Phoenix Urban Guide, tickets to Artlink’s Art d’Core Gala on March 15, 2018, and other opportunities as they arise. ($60 annual registration fee. Students with a school ID receive a discounted $24 rate.)
  • Artist Studio: A new option specifically designed for those artists who open their studios located within the central Phoenix area, depicted by a dot on the official First Friday map, Art Detour map and on PhoenixUrbanGuide.com. These artists also receive the benefits provided in the All Access level above. ($60 annual registration fee.)
  • À la Carte: A new option for artists who want to be included in the Artlink Artist Directory, a showcase of all artists that will be actively promoted to businesses and the public. (No annual registration fee. Fees for optional calls, Gala tickets and other opportunities apply.)

ARTIST ARTICIPANT button“We are dedicated to the development of the arts in our changing city,” says Catrina Kahler, Artlink Board President. “With the upcoming 30-year landmark Art Detour event, it is a priority to ensure that we are meeting the needs of artists and continue to connect them with business opportunities and promote their work to entire community.”

Since 1989, Artlink has supported 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 Artlink Juried Exhibition, Art Detour, and Phoenix Urban Guide.

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; The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF); a pop-up gallery program; the Infusion arts initiative; and the Artlink 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, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Visit www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 


PUG Introduction + Mixed Media Happy Hour

Join us for a kick-off to the 2017-2018 arts season!

Mixed Media PUG RSVPInvitation to Phoenix Nonprofit Arts & Culture Organizations:

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture has partnered with Artlink in the development of a a centralized arts and culture events calendar. We’re offering a hands-on orientation of this new marketing tool powered by Phoenix Urban Guide (PUG). If you are a nonprofit representative working with the City of Phoenix, please RSVP here.

 

Time for Mixed Media Happy Hour!

We’re heading to FOUND:RE Phoenix for an evening of mixing & mingling while enjoying featured bar & bites specials. Artists, art venues, business and community members who support the Phoenix arts scene are all invited! RSVP here.

Mixed Media HH Flyer SEPT


From the 2017 Artlink Annual Meeting

Artlink’s 2017 Annual meeting was held on Wednesday, June 14, at Phoenix Art Museum. The Artlink board welcomed 110 attendees, including artists, arts advocates, and representatives of the City of Phoenix, galleries, performing arts, and other arts organizations.

Present Board Members: Catrina Kahler (President), Sally Russell (Vice President), Dan Clevenger (Secretary), Rick Naimark (Treasurer), Constance McBride (Arts Committee Chair), Hillary Foose, Bentley Calverley, Nicole Underwood, Margaree Bigler (PR Committee Chair), and Rembrandt Quiballo. Not present: Jerry Harper and Brittany Butler.

Welcome

The meeting opened with a video introduction of Artlink, followed by a welcome from Artlink board member Margaree Bigler, representative of Phoenix Art Museum. Margaree introduced honored guest, Amada Cruz, Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum.

Amada congratulated Artlink on the pending 30-year anniversary Art Detour and lauded the hard work of community investment in the urban core over that time. Upon coming to Phoenix, she asked who “owned hip” in the Valley and it was very clear that it was downtown. The reason Phoenix Art Museum is thriving is because of all the hard work invested by those here; it takes this ecosystem of people to make a city great. The Museum is thrilled to be partners and looks forward to the next 30 years.

2017 Annual Meeting

Photo by Kyle Field.

Board Elections

Artlink President Catrina Kahler proceeded with the meeting, beginning with the election of the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Thanks were given to past board members Jill Bernstein, Sarah Levi and Mark Scarp who stepped down from the board earlier this year. Bernstein had served on the board since 2011. The board thanks them for their significant contributions.

By unanimous vote, the Artlink board renewed the terms of three directors:

  • Constance McBride: Artist
  • Jerry Harper: Phoenix Convention Center, deputy director
  • Brittany Butler: Artist/Oasis on Grand, marketing director

This rounds out the current roster of the Artlink board:

  • Catrina Kahler, President: Urban Affair president and founder
  • Sarah “Sally” Russell: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Associate Product Manager-Licensing
  • Dan Clevenger, Secretary: Westlake Reed Leskosky project designer/architect
  • Rick Naimark: ASU, associate vice president for program development planning
  • Hillary Foose: Valley Metro, communication and marketing director
  • Bentley Calverley: Bentley Gallery, owner
  • Nicole Underwood: Javelina, senior associate
  • Margaree Bigler: Phoenix Art Museum, marketing and communications manager
  • Rembrandt Quiballo: Artist

Annual Report

Catrina provided an overview to the organization statistics included in a “by the numbers” annual report that reflected the past year’s work of Artlink, an organization whose operations are managed by a volunteer board of directors. The report includes the number of Art d’Core Gala attendees (600+); the Juried Exhibition sales ($16K) and awards given to artists from Artlink ($7750); the growing number of Mixed Media attendees (150+); and the number of submissions to artist calls (471).

2017_Artlink_Infographics Annual Meeting

Click to enlarge.

The next Mixed Media Happy Hour will be scheduled in July.

The board expressed its gratitude to Downtown Phoenix Inc., for its partnership in printing First Friday maps.

Catrina introduced Artlink Treasurer Rick Naimark who reported on Artlink’s 2016-2017 finances. The emphasis on this year’s budget was on one-time investments that included Phoenix Urban Guide development and an updated brand and logo for the organization. The annual budget is approximately $75,000 to $80,000, much of which composed of sponsorships, grants and in-kind contributions. Articipant fees account for one percent of the budget. Artlink will be looking at ways to connect with organizations who are interested in connecting with artists.

The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF)

Catrina introduced the new TAFF program. Artlink allocated $500 to the initial grant and is looking to make a long term commitment to the fund and its growth.

As a step in this direction, it was announced that For the People owners, Shawn Silberblatt and Chad Campbell, agreed to sponsor the new program by matching this initial grant, bringing the total grant funds to $1000.

Catrina introduced Vice President Sally Russell and Arts Committee Chair Constance McBride. Sally spoke to the importance of TAFF as a means of supporting artists. Constance emphasized the need for the arts community to grow along with the city. TAFF represents a new way to support, and mentor, artists.

The Artlink Artist Council (AAC) was formed from a diverse group of established professional artists: Julie Anand, Joan Baron, Christine Cassano, Bill Dambrova, Peter Deise, Isaac Fortoul, Gabriel Fortoul, Frank Gonzales, Annie Lopez, William LeGoullon, Ann Morton, Joe Ray, Patricia Sannit, Randy Slack, Marilyn Szabo.

Constance introduced AAC member Joan Baron to announce the recipient of the first TAFF grant, Ashley Czajkowski. Ashley expressed her thanks and looks forward to the mentorship opportunity.

Annual Meeting Ashley

Left to right: Rembrandt Quiballo, Constance McBride, Shawn Silberblatt, Chad Campbell, Ashley Czajkowski, Joan Baron, Sally Russell, Christine Cassano. Photo: Kyle Field.

Phoenix Urban Guide (PUG)

Approximately 75% of the attendees were familiar with PUG. Catrina spoke briefly to the functionality of the site and the opportunity for both artists and arts destinations to upload their exhibition information. Artlink is partnering with the Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture on the development of the new calendar function, which will represent a single connected voice for the arts and culture community. Nicole Pasteur, representative of the Office of the Mayor, was in attendance and recognized for the City’s support of Artlink.

Art Detour 30

Artlink originated from the Art Detour event, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2018. It’s not just an event for the public; it creates connectivity and community within the arts and culture community.

The dates for Art Detour 30 will be on the Third Friday weekend in March 2018: The Art d’Core Gala will once again be an opening night event on Thursday, March 15; Friday through Sunday will be the “Detour”; and Monday/Tuesday will be a series of symposiums that will focus on artist career development and the intersection between the arts and the community at large.

Planning for the weekend Detour may evolve so that the event activity and promotion can be more focused. Each day presents an opportunity to focus on a specific district.

The 30 year logo was unveiled with an invitation to everyone to suggest topics for the symposiums planned for the event.

30th logo

A question was asked about trolley service during the weekend. The trolleys will likely run Friday through Sunday but the programming plan needs to further develop.

The goal of Art Detour 30 is to further establish Phoenix on the national arts and culture map. To do this, there is a need to focus on the quality of art, as well as the number of artists and the quantity of arts experiences.

A question was asked about the timing of Art Detour on the same weekend as Mesa’s Spark Festival. Artlink was pressed in recent years to maintain a consistent Art Detour weekend and committed to the Third Friday weekend. Artlink is interested in connecting Phoenix and Mesa, and finding a regional connection. Other comments referenced events such as Art Basel and Vivid that build energy and create geographical cohesiveness by connecting arts events happening in multiple areas of a city. Dorina Bustamante, representing Downtown Phoenix Inc., spoke to the opportunity to connect and become more of a national draw. Catrina confirmed that Artlink is open to collaboration.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to West Elm, a national retailer that supports local artists and is opening at Uptown Plaza, at Central and Camelback, on June 29. On June 28, there will be a pre-grand opening event and a portion of the proceeds with benefit Artlink.

Special recognition was given to Leslie Criger, who serves as operations support for Artlink, acting as Articipant liaison, and volunteer coordinator.

Artlink is making a commitment to pursue grants so that it may grow with energetic and skilled staff that will support the growth of the organization moving forward.


Release: Artlink Announces Inaugural TAFF Recipient

Artlink Announces Inaugural Grant Recipient of ‘The Artist Forward Fund’

Exhibition, Mentorship and $1000 Awarded to Ashley Czajkowski

‘For the People’ Partners with Artlink to Double Grant Amount

PHOENIX – Artlink Inc., in collaboration with the recently-formed Artlink Artist Council (AAC), is pleased to announce Ashley Czajkowski as the first grant recipient of The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF). The announcement was made at Artlink’s 2017 Annual Meeting on June 14 at Phoenix Art Museum. Czajkowski will receive financial support, a space to hold an exhibition, and mentoring from AAC members.

Annual Meeting Ashley

Left to right: Rembrandt Quiballo, Constance McBride, Shawn Silberblatt, Chad Campbell, Ashley Czajkowski, Joan Baron, Sally Russell, Christine Cassano. Photo: Kyle Field.

Formed in February of 2017, the AAC has identified key areas where the Council, which is comprised of professional artists, can provide support to emerging artists: mentoring, exhibition planning, sharing connections/networking support, portfolio review and practical advice on mounting exhibitions. AAC sought an artist recipient demonstrating potential in their practice through risk-taking and pushing their work in dynamic ways, who is at a critical juncture in their career when this support would be most impactful.

“TAFF is not just important for the growth of individual artists that win the prize, it is a critical step towards moving the downtown arts scene to the next level,” said artist Bill Dambrova, member of the AAC. “One of many priorities of the Artlink Artist Council is to encourage and support Artlink to find and identify an exhibition venue that matches the level of sophistication and quality of work made by the winner to show in.”

“Our first winner, Ashley Czajkowski epitomizes the type of artist that will most benefit from this award. As an incredibly innovative installation artist, the space she shows in is crucial to the presentation of her work,” said Dambrova.

A total of 44 artists responded to the inaugural call, submitting a number of original works and a statement of need for AAC panel review.

“The AAC members were challenged to select just one artist to receive the fund,” said Constance McBride, Artlink Arts Committee Chair. “We were encouraged by the large amount of quality work submitted for the first TAFF call, and even more enthusiastic about where this collaboration can lead.”

Members of the AAC are: Julie Anand, Joan Baron, Christine Cassano, Bill Dambrova, Peter Deise, Isaac Fortoul, Gabriel Fortoul, Frank Gonzales, Annie Lopez, William LeGoullon, Ann Morton, Joe Ray, Patricia Sannit, Randy Slack, Marilyn Szabo. These established professional artists have worked 10 years or more in exhibiting and/or producing exhibitions that shine a spotlight on Phoenix; represent the diverse cultural identity of our city; and have contributed significant time/energy to either Art Detour/Artlink and/or partner initiatives that strive to elevate the profile of Phoenix’s creative community.

The initial call posted a $500 award provided by Artlink. In a show of support for the program, local retailer For the People, which specializes in functional modern design from local and global makers, agreed to match the funds, bringing the inaugural award amount up to $1000.

“The inaugural TAFF call is bringing about a number of collaborations that demonstrate Artlink’s mission of connecting artists, business and community,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink Board President. “We thank everyone who contributed to the fund, including For the People owners Shawn Silberblatt and Chad Campbell. We congratulate Ashley and look forward to working with her and the AAC in developing a fall exhibition of her work.”

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; The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF); 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, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Visit www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Artlink Annual Meeting

Artlink Annual Meeting GraphicYou’re Invited!

Artlink Inc. will host its 2017 Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 14, at Phoenix Art Museum.

The Artlink Board of Directors invites Phoenix arts community stakeholders to join Artlink Articipants and volunteers to learn about the organization’s plans for the coming year.

The agenda includes:

  • Welcome Remarks by the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum, Amada Cruz
  • The announcement of Artlink’s inaugural TAFF award recipient as selected by the Artlink Artist Council
  • Dates and information for the 30th Annual Art Detour in March 2018
  • Update on the 19th Annual Juried Exhibition
  • Update on Artlink’s trolley program

Be a part of the discussion and contribute the future of Phoenix arts community.

Event: Artlink Annual Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Art Museum – Singer Hall (Administration Bldg.), 1625 N. Central
Register Here (this will help expedite the check-in process):


Artlink Announces Call for ‘Artist Forward’ Grant Applications

TAFFArtlink Inc. is now accepting applications from Arizona-based artists for its inaugural grant program: The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF). The deadline for applications is midnight May 31, 2017 Mountain Standard Time (MST).

The program, originally announced at the 2017 Art d’Core Gala during Art Detour 29, is produced by Artlink in collaboration with a group of prominent professional artists who are serving on the newly formed Artlink Artist Council (AAC): Julie Anand, Joan Baron, Christine Cassano, Bill Dambrova, Peter Deise, Jeff Falk, Isaac Fortoul, Gabriel Fortoul, Frank Gonzales, Annie Lopez, William LeGoullon, Ann Morton, Joe Ray, Patricia Sannit, Randy Slack, Marilyn Szabo. These established professional artists have worked 10 years or more in exhibiting and/or producing exhibitions that shine a spotlight on Phoenix; represent the diverse cultural identity of our city; and have contributed significant time/energy to either Art Detour/Artlink and/or partner initiatives that strive to elevate the profile of Phoenix’s creative community.

Submitted grant applications will be reviewed by the AAC along with members of Artlink’s Board of Directors.

The selected grant recipient will receive a $500 grant and/or the opportunity for an exhibition facilitated by Artlink. Additionally, members of the AAC will provide mentorship to selected artist(s).

The artist recipient will be someone who demonstrates potential in their practice through risk-taking and pushing their work in dynamic ways. It will be someone who is at a critical juncture in their career when this support would be most impactful.

“We’re excited about helping artists in such a direct way,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink Board President. “This is not only financial support, but mentorship from professional artists who have been living and working in the area for years. They are excited to share what they have learned and we are looking forward to seeing the results of this innovative collaboration.”

SUBMISSION DETAILS

The following media will be accepted for submission: oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics, printmaking, textile, mixed media, video, installation, and sculpture/three dimensional pieces. Additional criteria:

  • Artist must be at least 18 years old.
  • Artist must based in Arizona and working and/or contributing to the Downtown Phoenix Art Scene.
  • Artists who have been selected in past Artlink calls to artists are permitted to submit.
  • A collective of multiple artists is eligible to apply, but must be creating work as a singular artist identity.

The online submission deadline is May 31, by midnight (MST).

Artlink Articipants may enter free of charge. Articipants click here to submit.

Artists who aren’t registered as Articipants will pay a $15 submission fee. Non-Articipants click here to submit.

Want to skip the fees for this and future calls? Learn more about becoming a year-round Articipant here.

Email with any questions to submissions@artlinkphx.org. Please reference “TAFF Call” in your email subject line when submitting questions.

FAQ

Why is there a fee to submit?
The fees helps to support the administration of all Artlink efforts in supporting local artists. This includes a variety of year-round opportunities to promote, exhibit and sell your work. And as we grow, we will continue to look for more opportunities.

How can the fee be waived?
There is NO FEE for artists who have signed up to be an Artlink Articipant. If you are not yet signed up as an Articipant, click here to sign up now.

Can I submit to multiple calls promoted by Artlink?
Yes. Once you’ve set up your artist profile on Submittable.com, you can easily submit for this and other calls.

Can I submit the same art to multiple calls?
You can, but we encourage you to submit a variety of works and to pay close attention to deadlines, purchase dates, etc. so that the submitted works remain eligible for selection.

Is there an age minimum to apply?
Yes, you must be at least 18 years of age.

If I live outside of Phoenix or only spend some time in Arizona can I submit?
You are welcome to apply even if you live outside of Phoenix or split your time between Arizona and elsewhere. As long as you can assure that you will be available to drop off your work in Phoenix if you are selected to create an exhibition.

How do I prove I am an Artlink Articipant in my application?
The Artlink team will check our Articipant list on file to verify we have you in our records.

How old is the work you are willing to accept?
We would prefer that all artwork submitted be new or from the last 3 years at the oldest.

If I am selected to create an exhibition when will it be?
Artlink will schedule the exhibition based on discussions and calendars of both the artist and the venue providing the space.

What type of video can I submit?
All videos should be suitable for a wide audience and have no strong language, illegal activity, or overt nudity. Please send links on YouTube or Vimeo or submit the videos in .mov, .avi, or .mpg formats.

If I’ve been selected for past Artlink exhibitions or opportunities can I submit again?
Definitely! We would like to see new work, so please submit pieces that are different from what you’ve submitted in the past.

How will my work be evaluated?
The criteria is up to the Artlink Artist Council in determining which artist “demonstrates potential in their practice through risk-taking and pushing their work in dynamic ways.”

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 www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Artlink Presents an ‘Artist Forward’ Art Detour 29 Weekend

Artists, Galleries, & Unique Venues Open Their Doors for Workshops, Demonstrations, Exhibitions

Art d’Core Gala kicks off the celebration March 16 with Mayor Greg Stanton’s Annual ‘Toast to Downtown’

Art Detour, Phoenix’s signature celebration of arts and culture returns March 16-19, 2017, with a four-day slate of diverse activities created by local artists and art venues as a reflection of the growing, vibrant Phoenix arts scene.

The 29th year kicks off with the 5th annual Art d’Core Gala, followed by a special Third Friday Gallery Night of exhibitions and artist receptions, and a Saturday and Sunday schedule of demonstrations, workshops, installations and more. The event is produced by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, in partnership with the City of Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix Inc.

Named as “one of the most important events in Phoenix’s calendar” by City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Art Detour invites visitors to witness the vital Phoenix arts community in many varied forms.

Visitors can meet with emerging and established artists, some in their own studios, some in the galleries; to experience demonstrations, engage in lively discussions; and find original works from a talented pool of Phoenix artists who are exporting their expressions to cities around the world.

Art Detour ARTIST FORWARD web

“Artist Forward” See artist names below. Images provided by artists. Design by Erik Karvonen. Click to enlarge.

A Weekend Schedule of Events (details on artdetour.com)
Nearly 90 artist studios, galleries, cultural institutions, pop-up spaces, retailers and dining and nightlife establishments who support Phoenix’s thriving creative culture will open their doors inviting visitors to enjoy a four-day arts and culture experience.

Valley residents and visitors accustomed to a typical First Friday experience will find a decidedly different offering during Detour weekend:

Artists welcome visitors into their studios to learn about their process. Some collaborate with other artists to present a fresh relationship to their work.

For a detailed event schedule including these and other events, visit artdetour.com.

(The event calendar is powered by Phoenix Urban Guide (“PUG”) a project of Artlink in partnership with the City Of Phoenix).

Getting Around – Extended Shuttle Service
For the first time, Artlink will provide complimentary shuttle service on the Third Friday Gallery Night in addition to the Saturday and Sunday daytime hours. The shuttles enable the public to park the car or bike and hop on or off in downtown districts including Historic Grand Avenue, Roosevelt Row, Central Arts District and Phoenix Warehouse District. Knowledgeable volunteer docents staff the trolleys which will run 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19. Get the trolley route map and more information here.

A Party to Kick off the Weekend
The annual celebration begins Thursday, March 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the 5th annual Art d’Core Gala. Held at Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects, 215 E. Grant St. in the heart of the emerging and dynamic Warehouse District, the gala will feature a one-night-only exhibition of works in a variety of media, created by well-established Phoenix-area artists Christine Cassano, Bill Dambrova, Pete Deise, Jeff Falk, Fortoul Brothers, William LeGoullon, Annie Lopez, Ann Morton, Rembrandt Quiballo, Joe Ray, Randy Slack, and Marilyn Szabo. Don’t miss a “Toast to Downtown’” by Mayor Greg Stanton to commence the event. Proceeds from the gala support Artlink, a portion of which will contribute to a new artist development fund designed to help provide direct financial support to local artists. Buy tickets here.

Art Detour 29 Weekend Schedule (details here)

March 16, 6 to 9 p.m.
Art D’Core Gala. The arts party of the year! Buy your tickets here.

March 17, 6 to 10 p.m.

Third Friday. A special gallery night of exhibition openings and receptions.

March 18-19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art Detour! Phoenix’s original art walk includes studio visits, art space tours, pop-ups,  solo and group exhibitions, performances and installations. A map and shuttles will guide visitors throughout the weekend. FREE

Art Detour is hosted in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, and Downtown Phoenix Inc. and supported by Valley Metro, Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona Commission on the Arts, CityScape, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Center, Dunn Transportation, Warehouse215, Ivio Web Development, Urban Affair, Historic Grand Avenue, Roosevelt Row, Central Arts District and Phoenix Warehouse District.

Artists featured in “Artist Forward” collage above.
Top Row: Fushicho Daiko Dojo, Heather Meheut, Alex Banuelos, Megan Martis, Danielle Wood, Rick Naimark, Tracey Jenkins
Second Row: Sam Guevara, Andrew Lee, Travis Ivey, Barbara Cowlin, Constance McBride, Ellen Nemetz, Halldor Hjalmarson, Michelle Pugh (Smash Girl Studios)
Third Row: Carrie Beth McGarry (FunWow), Roisin McDermott, Laina McWhorter, April Howland, Bill Dambrova (Goat Heart Studio), Nikka Brooks-Cullum, Kristine Kollasch
Fourth Row: Mary Meyer Studio, Joan Waters, Rocco Menaguale, Ann Osgood, Jennifer B. Hoffman (44 Superfly Art Studio), Katharine Leigh Simpson, Jey Moore
Fifth Row: Lisa MacNamara, Stacey Gordon (Puppet Pie), Erik Karvonen, Idakatherine Graver, Jill Friedberg, Laura Cohen-Hogan, Ann Morton
Bottom Row: Patricia Sannit, Spillers, Tess Mosko, Marilyn Szabo, Matti Baine, Melissa Schleuger

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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 www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


5th Annual Art d’Core Gala to Feature Showcase of Acclaimed Phoenix Area Artists

Tickets available to yearly celebration of and for artists, businesses, community members who make Phoenix’s arts, culture thrive

Mayor Greg Stanton to give annual Toast to Downtown

Tickets are available for the 5th annual Art d’Core Gala, a celebration of the Phoenix arts and culture community from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects, 215 E. Grant St.

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

Art D'Core Gala ExhibitionThe Art d’Core Gala will feature a one-night-only exhibition of works presented by an inaugural collaboration of a group of Arizona-based artists who have committed participation and support to a new Artlink initiative. Works by Christine Cassano, Bill Dambrova, Pete Deise, Jeff Falk, Fortoul Brothers, William LeGoullon, Annie Lopez, Ann Morton, Rembrandt Quiballo, Joe Ray, Randy Slack, and Marilyn Szabo will be on display during the event. These established professional artists have worked 10 years or more in exhibiting and/or producing exhibitions that shine a spotlight on Phoenix; represent the diverse cultural identity of our city; and have contributed significant time/energy to either Art Detour/Artlink and/or partner initiatives that strive to elevate the profile of Phoenix’s creative community.

A brief program celebrating the arts and culture community’s contribution to the development of a dynamic downtown Phoenix will be capped by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s annual “Toast to Downtown.”

Art d’Core serves as the kickoff to an “Artist Forward” Art Detour 29 weekend, March 16-19, a four-day, multi-faceted exploration of the arts and culture of America’s sixth-largest city. All are invited to celebrate, support and enjoy the festivities, including music and dancing, and a no host bar.

2016D'CoreGala_5x7“We are honored and very happy to showcase the expressions of so many gifted and established Phoenix artists in one place at one time as we kick off the 29th year of Art Detour,” said Artlink Board President Catrina Kahler. “These talented artists are among so many who are making a significant contribution to creating a dynamic urban core and we are grateful to have a mayor who shares this appreciation.”

This creative spin on a traditional gala is hosted by Artlink in partnership with the City of Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix Inc. at Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects, in the heart of the emerging and dynamic Warehouse District.

Tickets at $10 per person, $15 per couple are available until 6 p.m. March 15 at artdetour.com. Tickets will then be available at the door for $15 per person, $20 per couple. Come as you are; creative cocktail attire encouraged.

The event is a fundraiser for Artlink, an active all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to a new artist development fund designed to help provide direct financial support to local artists.

Eventbrite - Art d’Core Gala 2017

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 supported by the 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 www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Create Art Detour 29 at Mixed Media Happy Hours

mixed-media-flyer-januaryMix and Create a Detour Together

Two events are scheduled to bring together participating artists and arts businesses to create a bigger and better Detour experience for patrons.

Artlink invites its “Articipants” — area artists, art venues, business and community members who regularly participate in the Phoenix arts scene — to attend one of two happy hour events in January to celebrate and collaborate on ideas for the upcoming Art Detour 29.

Mixed Media Happy Hour Schedule

Jan. 19, 6 to 8 p.m.

“Mixed Media” Happy Hour at ThirdSpace, 1028 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix (map)

Click here RSVP to the JAN 19 event at ThirdSpace

Jan. 25, 6 to 8 p.m.

“Mixed Media” Happy Hour at Bliss + ReBar, 905 N. Fourth St., Phoenix (map)

Click here to RSVP to the JAN 25 event at Bliss/ReBAR

 

 


Artists, Organizations and Businesses Invited to Become Year-Round Artlink ‘Articipants’

Artlink Adds Performing Artists, Arts and Culture Organizations to List of Those Eligible for Becoming Year-Round Articipants

Improves services to include upgrades to Phoenix Urban Guidethat now features Artist Activity Page, Happening Now,and Directory

articipant-graphic-2017PHOENIX Reflecting Artlink’s expanded reach into the greater Phoenix arts community, for the first time performing artists and arts and culture organizations can become “Articipants” along with other types of artists and arts venues.

Find the registration form here

At the same time, Artlink has upgraded its emerging Phoenix Urban Guide to include an interactive Articipants directory, a “Happening Now” feature that entitles Articipants to promote their exhibitions and performances, and an Artists Activity Page will allow Articipant artists to upload their most recent activities to be seen by the larger community.

The new categories of Articipants join visual artists, visual and performing arts venues and businesses that contribute to the arts experience in greater Phoenix as being featured during Art Detour, on First Friday maps and more.

“Artlink’s core mission is ‘keeping the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community’,” said Artlink Board President Catrina Kahler. “We’re very pleased to offer these amenities to Articipants to help better connect those who contribute to and support the arts in Phoenix.”

Those who sign up for Articipation are included in the promotion of Art Detour, First and Third Fridays and more throughout 2017. Plus, they may list their activities, exhibitions, performances, etc., on the new online map that everyone who follows the Phoenix arts scene will be using as it expands in 2017: Phoenix Urban Guide, or “PUG,” http://www.phoenixurbanguide.com.

A significant change to the upcoming Art Detour experience is that Artlink’s 5th Annual Art d’Core Gala (March 16 at Warehouse215, 215 E. Grant St.) and 29th Annual Art Detour (March 17-19) will be held during the same week in 2017.

With both events approaching soon, now is the best opportunity for Articipants to sign up and make the most of their year-round Artlink benefits. Articipants receive a wide range of benefits based on different categories (Artists; Galleries/Art Spaces; Arts & Culture Organizations; Restaurants/Bars/Retail).

Designed to help promote the artistic and cultural endeavors of participating Articipants, year-round benefits begin February 1, 2017 and continue through January 31, 2018. The Articipant registration deadline is January 27, 2017.

“Artlink continues to tailor its services to the growing greater Phoenix arts community,” said Artlink Board President Catrina Kahler. “We are excited to further promote a full spectrum of arts and culture experiences accessible in downtown Phoenix.”

Artists, venues and businesses may register to become Articipants here.

Here’s the schedule of annual Articipant registration fees:

Visual or performing artist: Established (10 years or more) or Emerging (fewer than 10 years) $60. Student visual or performing artists pay a discounted rate of $24. Students must email a copy of their student ID to info@artlinkphx.org.

Arts venues: Art Space/Cultural Venue/Collective/Performing Arts Venue ($250,000 or more annual operating budget), $144. Less than $250,000, $84.

Arts-supporting businesses: Dining/Nightlife/Retail/Other: $144.

Register here

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.


Mixed Media Happy Hour 11/15

mixed-media-inviteJoin us at the first “Mixed Media” Happy Hour!

Who’s invited?

All Artists, arts entrepreneurs, businesses and advocates who contribute to the arts and culture experience in greater downtown Phoenix.

Mix, mingle and get the details about the 2017 Articipant Program, Art Detour, Third Fridays and more!

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Grand Central Coffee Co.

Address: 718 North Central Ave. (Map)

Cost: FREE admission, no host bar

Eventbrite - Mixed Media Happy Hour

Hosted by Artlink, City of Phoenix Arts & Culture Office, Downtown Phoenix Inc.

 

 


From the 2016 Annual Meeting

Artlink’s 2016 Annual meeting was held on Wednesday, June 1, and hosted nearly 100 attendees, including artists and arts advocates, and many representatives of galleries, performing arts, and other arts organizations.

Board Update

The Artlink board bid farewell to board members Stephanie Lieb and Phil Jones. Jones, the former executive director of the City of Phoenix Arts & Culture office, had served on the board since 2011, playing a critical role in Artlink’s recent growth. The board thanks them both for their significant contributions.

The Artlink board elected three new directors:

  • Mark Scarp: Heard Museum, communications manager
  • Margaree Bigler: Phoenix Art Museum, communications manager
  • Rick Naimark: ASU, associate vice president for program development planning

Four directors returned for a new term:

  • Jill Bernstein, Treasurer: Keep Arizona Beautiful, executive director
  • Dan Clevenger, Secretary: Westlake Reed Leskosky project designer/architect
  • Sarah “Sally” Russell: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, staff
  • Hillary Foose: Valley Metro, communication and marketing director

This rounds out the current roster of the Artlink board:

  • Catrina Kahler, President: Urban Affair president and founder
  • Sarah Levi, Vice President: David & Gladys Wright House Foundation, board member/scholar in residence
  • Jerry Harper: Phoenix Convention Center, deputy director
  • Constance McBride: artist
  • Brittany Butler: Artist/Oasis on Grand, marketing director
  • Bentley Calverley: Bentley Gallery, owner
  • Nicole Underwood: Javelina, senior associate

Featured Speaker

Gail Browne, the executive director of the City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, addressed the group, highlighting three areas of focus:

  1. Grants Program – Funding from NEA for “Neighborhood Arts,” small ($5k) grants for artists to work in specific communities, addressing a specific problem or need. The focus is on outlying areas, beyond the downtown core, working with urban villages.
  2. Public Art Program – Fry’s Food Store Murals. Call for proposals with an August deadline.  Visit the city’s website and Facebook for calls. Two more calls are pending for Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
  3. Professional Development – SAVVY workshops for artists and small organizations

Browne hosts a regular meeting of arts districts and representatives of city departments to discuss a number of items to improve First Fridays coordination and elevating the profile of arts and culture, including the idea of a marketing campaign, and the development of a centralized events calendar. The city is distributing an events calendar survey in partnership with Artlink. The city will also aid in the expansion of Art Detour, expanding its leadership role in partnership with Artlink.

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PROGRAM UPDATES

Art Detour

Planning for Art Detour 29 and Art Detour 30 begins immediately. The format for the next two years of the event will change, beginning in 2017 with a four-day schedule kicked off by the Art d’Core Gala:

  • Thursday, March 16: Art d’Core Gala
  • Friday, March 17: Third Friday
  • Saturday, March 18: Art Detour 29 (Day 1)
  • Sunday, March 19: Art Detour 29 (Day 2)

Art Detour will evolve from a self-guided, unstructured format to a more scheduled program that will encourage even more participation from artists, arts venues and patrons. There will be a particular focus on working with artists to bring more patrons to their studios.

There will be an emphasis on producing a more interactive arts experience for patrons, focusing demonstrations and workshops. Artlink will continue working with Articipants to promote their destinations and respective activities. A cohesive marketing strategy will include an upgraded web presence and a map that reflects a scheduled program. An early start to the planning process will also allow for a more effective public relations plan.

A robust Art Detour 29 will set the stage for a special WEEK-LONG celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Art Detour in 2018. We will collectively work to develop this event as a showcase for Phoenix’s arts and culture, promoting Phoenix to a broader – national – audience. Every step taken over the next two years will be done with this ambitious goal in mind. What can Art Detour become?

Notes and next steps from Art Detour discussion:

  • Schedule a summer planning meeting for all Artlink Articipants.
  • Present studio tours as a unique part of Art Detour, and create scheduled tours to bring more visitors to the studios.
  • Examine the hours of Art Detour weekend and identify how to best program lunchtime and nighttime.
  • Promote the artist category of Articipation more consistently, so artists from outside downtown know they can participate.
  • Identify spaces where out-of-area artists can exhibit during Detour, including Parsons Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and Gould Evans. Work with the business community to identify other spaces.
  • Work with Eco Cab on transportation and promotion opportunities.
  • Further promote PhoenixUrbanGuide.com

18th Juried Exhibition

The 18th Annual Juried Exhibition will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Heard Museum. The jury panel will be Nancy Hill, owner of Chartreuse Gallery, artist Fred Tieken, and Ann Marshall, Ph.D., the Heard Museum’s director of curation and education.

The Juried Exhibition will mark the first time Artlink will use Submittable, an online application platform. This will be used to build an on-going artist database, which will help Artlink help organizations and businesses looking for artists/artwork.

The schedule of the Juried Exhibition will likely change in the coming years, so that the 20th annual exhibition aligns with the 30th annual Art Detour.

First Friday Trolley Tours

Artlink currently runs three trolleys on a circulator route on First Fridays. The route was installed so that Artlink could better manage the hub stops and communicate a clear message to the public, so visitors know where to find stops consistently.

There have been recent requests to divide the route between a north and south route, and the attendees’ response to an informal survey was mixed. Artlink will hold further discussions about the route in the coming weeks. Thanks went out to David Krietor, Downtown Phoenix Inc. President/CEO, and his team for their support of First Fridays.

Phoenix Urban Guide (PUG)

Thanks to all Articipants who have been consistently updating their information on PUG. This has helped Artlink promote Articipant exhibitions and activities much more effectively on social media. Please contact Leslie Criger at info@artlinkphoenix.org with any PUG related questions.

Volunteers

A big thank you goes out to all who volunteer to support Artlink! The trolley guides, the hub stop information tables, set-up for events are all done by volunteers. These programs couldn’t happen without volunteer support. If you know someone who wants to volunteer for Artlink, visit artlinkphoenix.org/volunteer.

Wrap-up

That’s a wrap! Thank you and stay tuned for an exciting year ahead!

Photo by Lauren Potter


Artlink Annual Meeting

Artlink-homepage featuredYou’re Invited!

Artlink Inc. hosts its 2016 Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 1, at Phoenix Art Museum’s Singer Hall.

The event links stakeholders of the Phoenix arts community to learn about Artlink’s plans for the coming year, and beyond.

Join Artlink board members, volunteers, and Articipants at this event to discuss the 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, the expansion of Art Detour, new partnerships, and more.

Be a part of planning the future of Artlink!

Event: Artlink Annual Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Art Museum – Singer Hall (Administration Bldg.), 1625 N. Central
RSVP: Facebook