Detour to Kick Off with Silver Gala


25th Anniversary of Art Detour March 2-3, 2013

‘Silver Gala’ Celebrates Downtown Phoenix Arts Community Saturday, February 23


PHOENIX (January 17, 2013) – Join Artlink as it celebrates the 25th annual Art Detour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 2 and 3, 2013 in downtown Phoenix. Art Detour, the event that launched Phoenix’s First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon, returns for its Silver Anniversary to showcase the local artists, galleries, organizations and businesses who have made the downtown arts community come alive. Activities include arts related tours, exhibits, hands-on kids’ activities (Kids’ Detour!), music and performance art, and much more.

WHAT:            Art Detour 25

WHO:              Downtown Phoenix artists, performers, gallery owners, curators and patrons of the arts.

WHEN:            Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:          Participating venues throughout greater downtown Phoenix.

HOW:              A shuttle will circulate throughout downtown, making stops at neighborhood “hubs” in Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue and more, where music and performance art will provide a unique opportunity to explore Phoenix’s art scene in a fun, festival environment.

“Silver Gala” A New Addition to the Annual Art Detour Event

In honor of Art Detour’s 25th Anniversary, the “Silver Gala” will celebrate 25 years of the downtown arts community and its contribution to the development of downtown Phoenix. The fun, formal affair will kick off the 25th Detour in style.

WHEN:            Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7 p.m.

WHERE:          A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004 (Civic Space Park)

TICKETS:        Limited tickets as well as sponsorship options are available. Tickets are $60 or $100 for two. (Art Detour participants receive two tickets with registration.)

Tickets are on sale now with all proceeds benefiting Artlink, the all-volunteer run 501(3) nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and support a thriving arts community in downtown Phoenix.

PARKING:       Valet parking, nearby garages and street parking are also available. The A.E. England Building is steps away from the Van Buren/Central Light Rail Station.

INFO :              Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events happening throughout the year and also operates the A.E. England Gallery, which is committed to showcasing the talents of new and emerging local artists. Ongoing community projects include support of the First Fridays Art Walk, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Third Friday Collectors Tour; an annual Juried Exhibition; and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. For more information, visit

Artlink Inc. is supported by: Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, Snell & Wilmer, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Downtown Voices Coalition, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Fair Trade Café, Urban Affair and Invexi Web Development.