To our fellow community members,
Thank you to all who have reached out with support during the universally challenging time. As an organization born from artists, we are “artist-strong” and we share this collective strength with you.
It wasn’t so long ago we planned to celebrate you with tonight, with a toast from Mayor Kate Gallego and an exhibition by members of the Artlink Artist Council and their invited artists. This doesn’t stop us from toasting you, our wonderful arts and culture community, for all that you do to make Phoenix a creative, arts-loving, cultural city!
Art Detour is the Phoenix’s original art walk event and over its 32 years it has evolved to include a variety of artists, arts organizations, arts venues and businesses who regularly support the arts community. These are Articipants for whose support throughout the year we are very grateful.
We can no longer invite you to find your art inspiration en masse, but we can certainly encourage you to Detour online. With a few clicks you will find new art, new experiences and new people!
Artlink is working to quickly address these needs and the artists and businesses that we serve. As of March 19 we will be modifying our TAFF application guidelines to address the current needs of artists throughout the state of Arizona.
TAFF: Emergency Fund for Artists in AZ will provide up to $500 in assistance to artists experiencing a loss of income due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Help AZ Artists in a time of need. Donate to TAFF NOW.
You can also text TAFFNOW to 855-202-2100 to get a link to donate.
TAFF is a program in partnership with the Artlink Artist Council, the exhibiting artists in the Art d’Core Exhibition. Consider the value of this exceptional showcase and give to keep art the core of our community.
We want to thank our partners Arizona Arts Commission, Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc. Park Central, Valley Metro, Reimagine Phoenix, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona Center, Gould Evans + Canary and all of our partners for what would have been a fabulous week-long celebration.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank the Artlink’s supportive Board of Directors and tremendous Artlink team, particularly Leslie Criger, Erik Karvonen and Grant Vetter, for so steadfastly continuing their work during this uncertain time. They have been in constant communication with Articipating artists and venues, helping them navigate updates or providing a kind word of encouragement.
We are most certainly in this together.
P.S. Coming soon: the Art d’Core Exhibition will be online!
Your safety and well-being is, as always, the highest importance to all of us here at Artlink. In response to growing concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), Artlink is closely monitoring the recommendations of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), and the City of Phoenix. We are taking these public health recommendations seriously. Safety recommendations from public health authorities include the following:
To learn more about Coronavirus, including updates, prevention tips and frequently asked questions, go to the CDC website.