SIXTH ANNUAL ART D’CORE GALA CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF
ART DETOUR WITH A SHOWCASE OF ACCLAIMED PHOENIX-AREA ARTISTS AND EMERGING ARTIST INVITATIONAL
Mayor Greg Stanton to give annual ‘Toast to Downtown,’ his last as Mayor of Phoenix
Tickets are now available on Eventbrite.
The sixth annual Art d’Core Gala will feature a one-night-only exhibition of works by 13 members of the Artlink Artist Council (AAC) paired with works by 13 emerging artists to kick off the 30th Annual Art Detour. The evening celebration of the Phoenix arts and culture community, will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects, 215 E. Grant St. This creative spin on a traditional gala is hosted by Artlink Inc. in partnership with the City of Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix Inc. and serves as opening night to an Art Detour event that has grown to an expanded six-day, multi-faceted exploration of Phoenix’s arts and culture.
A brief program celebrating the arts and culture community’s contribution to the development of a dynamic downtown Phoenix will be capped by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s annual “Toast to Downtown,” his last as Phoenix Mayor. In 2017, Mayor Stanton spoke to this contribution by stating, “If you love our downtown…it’s because the artists were here first. They made it for us.” Art Detour 30 embraces this history by spotlighting each of Phoenix’s arts districts that have developed as a result of an engaged arts community.
Artlink Artist Council/Emerging Artist Invitational Exhibition at Art d’Core Gala
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The AAC is comprised of Arizona-based, established professional artists who have worked 10 years or more in exhibiting and/or producing exhibitions that shine a spotlight on Phoenix. One of the goals of the AAC, created in 2017, is to provide a platform for these professional artists to share their experience with emerging artists, as peer mentors.
In the spirit of this collaboration, this year, each member of the AAC has chosen an up-and-coming artist to be included in the one-night Art d’Core Gala exhibition, doubling the amount of artwork on view in comparison to last year’s event. Works by the following artists will be on view and for sale during the Art d’Core Gala celebration:
- Marilyn Szabo and Hunter Zelner
- Joe Ray and Armondo Williams
- Randy Slack and Megan Koth
- Joan Baron and Heather Couch
- William Legoullon and Blake Quinn
- Christine Cassano and Cydnei Mallory
- Bill Dambrova and Eric B Jones
- Pete Deise and Sam Fresquez
- Patricia Sannit and Amy Manning
- Constance McBride and Dani Godreau
- Rembrandt Quiballo and Malena Barnhart
- Annie Lopez and Katie Owens
- Fortoul Brothers and Elizabeth Brice-Heames
The featured art for Art Detour 30, “Salud” by Phoenix artist Michael Viglietta, will also be on display. DJ Rani G will provide the entertainment for the festive evening that includes art, music, dancing and a no host bar. The “Detour” portion of the six-day event begins the following day on Friday, March 16 with tours of arts districts tours and other special events that showcase the culture of the nation’s fifth largest city. See more about the expansion of Art Detour here.
“The invitational exhibition embodies the spirit of Phoenix’s artist community as we kick off the 30th anniversary of Art Detour,” said Artlink President Catrina Kahler. “This special opening night will honor our city’s rich cultural history, point to a bright future, and extend an invitation to all to experience the six-day, 30-year milestone celebration.”
Tickets are $20 per person, $30 per couple and are available until 6 p.m. March 14 at artdetour.com. Tickets will be available at the door day-of for $25 per person, $40 per couple. Event is open to the public. Come as you are; creative cocktail attire encouraged.
The Art d’Core Gala event is a fundraiser for Artlink Inc., an active all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF) a new artist development fund designed to help provide direct financial support to local artists.
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- IMAGES: Download media images of Art d’Core graphics and featured Art d’Core Gala artwork by Artlink Artist Council and partner artists here. All images are courtesy of the artists and are for promotional use only.
- ATTEND: Purchase your Art d’Core Gala tickets here – get them before the sell out!
- LEARN MORE: Artists and business who would like to learn more about participating in Art Detour 30 are urged to attend the Artlink Mixed Media Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Desoto Central Market. Register here.
- PLAN your Art Detour 30 – see a day-by-day schedule of events here!
- FOLLOW Artlink to stay up to date on Art Detour 30 events, calls for art work, exhibition information and art tours around downtown Phoenix: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Art Detour:
Art Detour is Produced by Artlink Inc. in partnership with City of Phoenix Mayor’s Office and Office of Arts & Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI), and support from Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Valley Metro, AZCentral/The Arizona Republic, City of Phoenix Public Works Department, City of Phoenix Water Services Department, Muse Apartments, Legends Entertainment District, and Warehouse215. District and programming partners include Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District, Historic Grand Avenue, and also Modern Phoenix Week, Phoenix Urban Design Week, and On Central Fashion + Art Weekend and the Artlink Artist Council (AAC). The new six-day event format of the event will kick off with the opening night Art d’Core Gala celebration; span the weekend with a scheduled exploration of key arts districts and artist studios; and end with a symposium that will spur interest in art collecting, foster artists’ career development, and identify actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse city. For more details on how to sponsor, see this link.
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 and initiatives, including complimentary trolley tours during the monthly First Friday and Third Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1989, Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix 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.
30th Anniversary of Art Detour is March 15-20, 2018
Signature Celebration of Phoenix Arts and Culture Expands to Six Days
All are invited to create and Articipate!
Art Detour, Phoenix’s original art walk and the longest running arts festival in downtown Phoenix, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary March 15-20, 2018. The annual event, produced by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was launched by Phoenix artists in 1989 and helped birth the First Fridays phenomenon. Referred to as “one of the most important events on Phoenix’s calendar“ by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Art Detour 30 will expand to a six-day schedule, and feature a multi-faceted exploration of the arts and culture of America’s fifth-largest city.
The community is invited to detour through the city and celebrate our artistic surroundings over a delightful weekend of cultural discovery. Patrons can meet artists in their working environments, start or expand their art collection, immerse themselves in downtown’s diverse arts districts, and discuss the impact of the arts on the next 30 years of our city’s development. Detour-ists will be invited to step into more than 100 artist studios, galleries, pop-up spaces and other venues, as well as enjoy performances and family-friendly activities.
NEW Event Schedule: The new six-day event format will kick off with the opening night Art d’Core Gala celebration; span the weekend with a scheduled exploration of key arts districts and artist studios; and end with a symposium that will spur interest in art collecting, foster artists’ career development, and identify actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse city.
NEW Artist Opportunities: In addition to a call for representative work for Art Detour 30. Artlink Inc., Downtown Phoenix, Inc. and Phoenix’s Street Transportation Department and Office of Arts and Culture invite artists and designers of all practices to apply for the Pedal to the Metal: Phoenix Bike Rack Project. The artists selected from this call will create new designs for bicycle racks to be placed throughout Phoenix. A selection of submissions will be featured in an exhibition during Art Detour weekend. View calls to artists here.
How Can You Get Involved?
Articipate! Artists (student, emerging, professional) are encouraged to register as an Artlink Articipant to be included in the Artlink Directory, which will be promoted throughout Art Detour 30. Downtown Phoenix-based galleries, arts businesses, and arts-supporting businesses that register as an Articipant will be identified on the official Art Detour 30 map. Read the registration details here.
Current Artist Opportunities:
Artists of all mediums and experience are invited to contribute to the festivities by submitting to calls to artists. Current opportunities include the following:
- Art Detour Poster Art: Artists are invited to submit an open call for Art Detour 30 poster art. The call is free to Artlink Articipants. Find submission details here.
- Pedal to the Metal: PHX Bike Rack Project: Artlink Inc., Downtown Phoenix, Inc. and Phoenix’s Street Transportation Department and Office of Arts and Culture invite artists and designers of all practices to apply for the Pedal to the Metal: Phoenix Bike Rack Project. Read the details of the call here.
Sponsor: Support the year-round efforts of Artlink Inc. by becoming a sponsor of Art Detour. Review sponsorship details here.
Volunteer: Contribute your time to the arts! Sign up to be a tour docent, gallery host or help with guest relations. Sign up here.
When: Thursday, March 15 through Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Where: More than 100 artist studios, galleries, arts and culture venues and arts-supporting businesses in the greater downtown Phoenix area.
Hosts: Art Detour 30 is produced by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, in partnership with the City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture and Downtown Phoenix Inc. and in collaboration with Roosevelt Row CDC, Historic Grand Avenue, Phoenix Warehouse District and Central Arts District.
Getting Around: Artlink provides maps and transportation options for easy navigation of the Detour. Printed maps and an online map powered by Phoenix Urban Guide (phoenixurbanguide.com) will guide patrons through the six-day event. Artlink will provide complimentary docent-guided trolleys from transportation partner Dunn Transportation on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is also easily accessible by Valley Metro’s Light Rail and GRiD Bikes.
Contact: General event questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Calls for artists questions: email@example.com. Artlink Inc.: artlinkphx.org. Sign up for updates: artdetour.com.
EVENT SCHEDULE BY DAY
THURSDAY, MARCH 15: 6th ANNUAL ART D’CORE GALA
The opening night celebration is a fun spin on a traditional “gala” that each year spotlights the significant contribution of the arts in creating a dynamic city.
The event will showcase works by members of the Artlink Artist Council (AAC): Joan Baron, Christine Cassano, Bill Dambrova, Pete Deise, Fortoul Brothers, William LeGoullon, Annie Lopez, Constance McBride, Rembrandt Quiballo, Joe Ray, Patricia Sannit, Randy Slack, and Marilyn Szabo. Additional artists are to be announced.
A portion of proceeds from the sale of exhibited artwork will benefit Artlink and will be allocated to The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF), a program produced by Artlink in collaboration with the AAC for the purpose of providing direct financial benefit to local artists.
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018
Where: Warehouse215 at Bentley Projects 215 E. Grant St., Phoenix
Hosts: The Art d’Core Gala is hosted Artlink Inc. in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, and Downtown Phoenix Inc.
Tickets: $20/single, $30/pair. Proceeds benefit Artlink Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit. Find ticket information at artdetour.com and sign up for updates.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 16-18: THE “DETOUR”
Patrons are invited to embark on a weekend schedule of arts experiences within key arts districts. More details to be announced!
- Friday, March 16 – Roosevelt Row Arts District
- Saturday, March 17 (day) – Historic Grand Avenue
- Saturday, March 17 (evening) – Downtown Phoenix core
- Sunday, March 18 – Phoenix Warehouse District + surrounding area studio tours
MONDAY-TUESDAY, MARCH 19-20: NEW! SYMPOSIUM
Save the date for the new symposium series. Details to be announced.
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 and initiatives, including complimentary trolley tours during the monthly First Friday and Third Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1989, Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix 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.
ARTLINK SEEKS IMAGE FOR ART DETOUR 30 POSTER ART
UPDATE: Deadline extended to Friday, December 22.
Artlink Inc. seeks a representative artwork for Art Detour 30. The work will be used in a designed format as the basis for the Art Detour 30 poster, postcard, and other marketing materials. Artists local to the Phoenix area are encouraged to apply for this award that carries a $300 honorarium.
ABOUT ART DETOUR
Art Detour is Phoenix’s original art walk and the longest running arts festival weekend in Downtown Phoenix.
The annual event began in 1989, and is a roadmap to guide visitrs to meet artists in their working environments, celebrate the growth of our varied arts districts, and set a stage for discussion about the next 30 years of our city’s development. Step into more than 100 artist studios, galleries and other venues, as well as enjoy performances and activities.
The 30-year celebration will be a six-day, multi-faceted exploration of the arts and culture of America’s fifth-largest city. The schedule will include an opening night Art d’Core Gala on March 15; the “Detour” that will highlight arts experiences and studio visits within key arts districts on March 16-18; and on March 19-20, a new Symposium that will support artists’ career development and identify actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse city. Location/Schedule to be announced. Visit artdetour.com for details.
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 help Artlink in celebrating the arts community’s growth over the past 30 years and embody the sense of discovery that the public experiences visiting private working studios and art spaces.
- The submitted artwork must be a flat work (can be photography of the 3D piece) in any size and medium – but versatile enough to be represented digitally in a variety of paper and electronic collateral. These include the poster, postcards, map and online communications (varied dimensions).
- The artist will be invited to exhibit the original artwork at the Art d’Core Gala on Thursday, March 15th.
- Artlink will retain all rights to use work in any manner chosen.
- Artlink may choose to use work on commercial goods for sale during the time of the events. The artist will receive a royalty of 20% for any goods sold.
- The artist’s work will be used by designers to format the poster with text and other information about Detour. The original artwork will remain the property of the artist.
Eligibility: Any artist currently living and working in Arizona.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, December 22, 2017 (midnight)
The work will be chosen and the announcement made on Thursday, December 28, 2017.
The Artlink board reserves the right to change the project timeline.
HOW TO APPLY
Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:
- A high quality digital representation of the piece. Minimum 300dpi. This should be a JPG, TIFF or PNG file.
- A brief statement about why the submitted images fit the theme.
- A maximum of three works.
- Titles, dates of completion, materials used in the original work, and size.
- Current contact information.
Questions about the call may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.