your-art-here-homepageARTLINK SEEKS 2-D WORK FOR ART DETOUR 27

Artlink Inc. seeks to commission an artwork for Art Detour 27.  The work will be used in a designed format as the basis for the Art Detour 27 poster, postcard and other marketing materials. Local artists are encouraged to apply for this juried award that carries a $300 prize.


Art Detour 27 will take place on March 7 & 8, 2015, throughout downtown Phoenix and beyond. Art Detour is the event that helped launch the First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon. The annual daytime event provides visitors the opportunity to meet visual artists in their working environments and to see into the creative spaces tucked throughout downtown that are generally not open to the public. The event gives the artists the opportunity to invite questions about their work and work processes.


Art Detour invites the public to discover the downtown Phoenix arts community by offering premiere access to downtown artists and art experiences.

The submitted artwork should create excitement and embody this sense of discovery and intimacy that the public experiences visiting private working studios and art spaces.


Eligibility: Any artist currently living and working in Arizona.

Deadline for submissionsMonday, October 20, 2014 (midnight)

Digital representations must reach the Artlink board via email or flash drive. The work will be chosen and the announcement made on October 27, 2014.

The Artlink board reserves the right to change the project timeline.


Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:

Please submit all materials to

About Artlink

Artlink, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and support a thriving arts community in downtown Phoenix. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events. Ongoing community projects include support of the First Fridays Art Walk, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Downtown Arts Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; the year-round Pop Up Gallery Program; an annual Juried Exhibition; the annual Art d’Core Gala, and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Convention Center, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, 12 News, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Gammage & Burnham, Attorneys at Law, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann, Roosevelt Row CDC, and the Grand Avenue Merchants Association.