Release: Artlink Announces New Third Friday Trolley Tour

Free trolley will operate monthly in addition to First Friday Trolley Tour

Artlink is excited to announce a new complimentary Third Friday Trolley Tour that will operate in addition to its First Friday Tours. With one additional tour each month, art lovers will find it even easier to access Phoenix’s arts districts and destinations. The Third Friday trolley will circulate between Roosevelt Row and the Historic Grand Avenue Arts Districts, and the downtown Phoenix core, with periodic stops along the route. Patrons will be invited to hop-on hop-off where they choose, with an invitation to vsit galleries and cultural venues such as Modified Arts, eye lounge, {9} The Gallery, the new Sisao at Oasis on Grand or the Herberger Gallery at Arizona Center. Volunteer docents will staff the trolleys, providing information on the night’s arts and culture offerings. The trolleys will operate between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. each third Friday, effective Friday, November 17, 2017.

See a map of the new route here.

TROLLEY-PHOTO-BY-KYLE-FIELD

Photo by Kyle Field

Each circuit will take approximately 25 minutes to travel it in its entirety. The trolleys, provided by Dunn Transportation, Artlink’s official transportation partner, have been serving First Fridays for several years, with over 6,000 riders hopping aboard last year.

“We are encouraged by the growing demand for the arts in Phoenix and are thrilled to work with our district partners and Dunn Transportation to connect patrons to the increasingly popular arts and culture offerings one more night each month,” said Artlink Board President Catrina Kahler. “Third Friday has long been considered the more arts-centric version of Phoenix’s Fridays by arts enthusiasts and we look forward to introducing the night to a new audience.”

The route is now permanent for all Third Fridays with a similar version scheduled for March Third Friday during Art Detour 30, Artlink’s annual multi-day celebration of the arts’ influence in developing the America’s fifth-largest city. More details about Art Detour 30, March 15-20, will be announced at www.artdetour.com.

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.