Introducing a program that thoughtfully connects artists to sales opportunities in commercial spaces.
Calls to artists for this program can be found on Submittable.
The program in partnership with Portland on the Park (PotP), located in the Historic Roosevelt Neighborhood, Roosevelt Row, greater downtown Phoenix and adjacent to Margaret T. Hance Park. It is home to 149 residences and three commercial tenants.
In 2018, the Portland on the Park Arts Program was created to connect the residents to the arts and culture community. An Arts Working Group comprised of PotP residents was created to manage the program, and an Art Fund was established in partnership with Artlink Inc. for the purposes of developing a Portland on the Park art collection curated from the Arizona artist community.
Most importantly, the exhibitions serve as a process for the PotP Arts Working Group to select works for the building’s collection. A total of 17 artworks have been purchased for the collection to date, and 43 additional works have been purchased by residents.
Through a series of exhibitions, beginning with the inaugural “PotP Gallery Opening & Artist Reception” on April 25, 2019, art is displayed in their established first floor gallery space and in common areas throughout the building.
Over a dozen purchases have been made for the collection. In homage to this program’s inception, the original theme “In Residence” is now being carried forward as the adopted program name.
Residents are encouraged to make a financial contribution to the PotP Art Fund. The art is available for purchase, with a percentage of proceeds benefitting the fund.
This next opening and artist reception will welcome a new group of artists whose work will be considered for the collection and available for purchase by Portland on the Park residents and their guests. Artlink will continue to develop opportunities that connect residents to the arts community.