Created in 2013, the Art d’Core Gala has grown from an Art Detour kick-off party to the arts and culture party of the year. Each year in March we invite art lovers, artists and business leaders to join us in a fresh and exhilarating spin on a traditional fundraising gala. All funds raised go to support the many innovative Artlink programs and services that help connect artists, businesses and our community.

2022: Forces of Attraction

The 2022 gala theme “Forces of Attraction” complements the core mission of Artlink Inc., which is to draw together those larger forces that make art possible from across the state, including the contributions of artists, donors, businesses, collectors and advocates. 

To host this year’s gala a never-before-seen 80,000 square foot venue at Park Central was transformed into an elevated art experience. Over 400 guests immersed themselves in visual, performing, fashion, culinary and musical works and celebrated our thriving arts community’s contributions of creativity, beauty, and ingenuity.

We thank event chair Sharon Harper, our collaborating artists, donors, partners and volunteers for their generous support of the 2022 Art d’Core Gala.

Exhibiting Artists: Kenaim Al-Shatti  •  Mary Neubauer, Joan Baron  •  Rashaad Thomas, Laura Spalding Best  •  Estevan Curiel, Diana Calderon  •  Dara Preciado, Ruby Farias  •  Laura Madden, Magda Gluszek  •  Cyd Peroni, Liliana Gomez  •  David Guerrero, Abbey Messmer  •  Mary Anne Fernandez Herding, Douglas Miles  •  Carlos Encinas, Nicole Lyn Olson  •  May-ling Tang, Rembrandt Quiballo  •  Kristen Miologos, Patricia Sannit  •  Shomit Barua, Katharine Leigh Simpson  •  Brandi Read, Marilyn Szabo  •  Jose Benevides, Tricee Thomas  •  Farah Kanaan, ASU School of Art fashion program alumni, and Members of the The Phoenix Symphony.

Culinary Partners Gadzooks, Handlebar Diner, Hush Public House, The Larder + The Delta, Little Miss BBQ, Peoria Artisan Brewery, Shorty’s Charpit, Sonoran Pasta Company, Diageo, Compa Spirits LLC, and Chandon.

Partners: Park Central, The Phoenix Theatre Company, Goodmans Interior Structures, Sundt Construction, Alliance Bank of Arizona, Arizona State University, Lewis Roca, Salt River Project, Southwest Gas, Wexford Science + Technology, Snell & Wilmer, Butler Design Group, and The Garment League.

Donors: Kathleen & John Graham, The Harper Fund, Hong & Doris Ong, Opatrny Family Foundation