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Artlink Unveils Programming Highlights for Art Detour 33

The annual arts and culture celebration expands to 33 days and features new destinations and local arts staples

Featured artwork by Mike Jacobs, as shown in Art Detour 32.

Artlink, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of connecting artists, businesses and the community, today announced programming highlights for Art Detour 33, its annual arts and culture celebration. This year’s experience will take place Feb. 27 to March 31, 2021, and will include in-person as well as virtual events.

Historically a weekend-centric event and more recently as “Phoenix Art Week,” 2021’s Art Detour expanded its run to 33 days to both honor the 33rd year of the celebration and to accommodate public health concerns by expanding the geography of the traditionally central Phoenix event, lessening the impact of large gatherings.

The event will feature more than 300 arts activities and “Articipants,” defined as arts venues, arts and culture organizations, arts-supporting businesses from across the Valley, and visual and performing artists from the entire state.

“The arts and culture community coming together to help develop a different, more impactful Art Detour is incredibly adaptive and industrious of these Articipants,” said Catrina Kahler, president and chief executive officer of Artlink. “Our goal as an organization is for the collective of engaged artists and businesses to have these 33 days to stand out from any of the last 33 days in the previous 12 months.”

Programming Highlights of Art Detour 33 (Central Phoenix)

  • 21st Annual Juried Exhibition Hosted by FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
  • Bentley Gallery: “Color Theory” exhibition
  • The Garment League: Annual On Central Fashion & Art
  • Alwun House: “Exotic Art Show”
  • Hawksalvage: Live Artists, Antique Shopping and Bands!
  • Bragg’s Pie Factory Building: Bragg’s Vendor Market
  • Vertigo Art Gallery: “Inner Child,” multi-artist exhibition
  • Modified Arts: Window Exhibitions

Programming Highlights of Art Detour 33 (Expanded Geography)

  • Mesa Arts Center: Forbidden Colors
  • Ironwood Projects: The Happy Mustache Art Collaborative
  • Joan Baron Studio: “FoodintheAlleyisArtintheAlley”
  • Phoenix Airport Museum at Sky Harbor
  • Valley Metro: Celebrating 33 Days of Artsline Artists

Programming Highlights of Art Detour 33 (Virtual Events)

  • Herberger Theater Center: “The Human Spirit,” virtual exhibit
  • Keely Finucane: Virtual Youth Art Classes
  • {9} The Gallery: “The Capsule Collection,” virtual exhibits
  • Music at Trinity – Trinity Cathedral: “Urban Nocturnes Live in the Labyrinth”
  • Phoenix Center for the Arts: “The Art of Mixing – Colors & Cocktails”

New in 2021, each day of Art Detour 33 will feature a “Daily Detour,” highlighting specific arts and culture activities for that day. The featured experiences will include visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts, fashion and public arts.

Daily Detours will be released via a daily newsletter and Artlink’s social media channels. Visit artlinkphx.org to sign up for the newsletter, or follow the organization’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds.

Art Detour is made possible through the support and participation of Artlink partners Arizona Arts Commission, City of Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Park Central, Valley Metro, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Reimagine Phoenix, City of Phoenix Water Department, Gould Evans, FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, IN FLUX, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Phoenix Community Alliance, The Garment League, Roosevelt Row, Historic Grand Avenue, Phoenix Warehouse District, knoodle, Ivio Agency, LocalBuzz, Website Butlers, CLYint, Karvonen Design, Artlink Articipants and volunteers.

About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to our development by connecting artists, businesses and the community. Founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by artists in 1989, the Artlink name is a guiding principle for the organization, as it supports stakeholders of the arts and culture community, amplifying its collective strength. Visit artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter, or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Artlink Announces a 33-Day Celebration of Arts & Culture for Art Detour in 2021

This Expanded time frame allows for a variety of ways to have an art experience during COVID-19

Artlink, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of connecting artists, businesses and the community, announces that Art Detour will be returning for its 33rd year as a 33-day celebration of the arts and culture community. The event will run from Feb. 27 to March 31, 2021, giving art patrons, collectors and art lovers a broader range of ways in which to engage with Arizona artists.

Art Detour is Phoenix’s original art walk event, launched by artists in Downtown Phoenix in 1989. It grew into a PHX Art Week as an all-inclusive celebration of art, creativity and culture that features studio tours and exhibitions throughout the valley. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions on events and gatherings, Artlink is expanding the duration and the geographical boundaries of this spring celebration of creativity in all of its forms in order to increase opportunities for both in-person and online art experiences, while taking into account the need to maintain social distancing.

The new format will feature a variety of art forms, different activities and diverse communities that showcase the very best that Arizona artists have to offer during this period of economic recovery. Highlights include the 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, Governor’s Arts Awards, Creative City Symposium, the ART+FORM project at Park Central, On Central Fashion + Art, IN FLUX public art installations, and many more special exhibitions and activities hosted by arts and culture destinations.

“As advocates, Artlink remains committed to supporting artists and art stakeholders who continue to operate within public health and safety guidelines. A greater sense of flexibility is required as we navigate the ever-changing landscape related to growing the arts and culture community.” said Catrina Kahler, president and chief executive officer of Artlink. “The arts sector has struggled but endured since March 2020, and now this 33-year tradition has an opportunity to adapt to the uncertainty, while supporting a creative community that significantly contributes to our region’s economy.”

Art Detour 33 is an opportunity to highlight a spectrum of art forms and integrated themes that include the visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts, fashion design, public art and more. Artlink invites artists, venues, businesses and organizations to register as an Artlink Articipant and join this amazing 33-day arts and culture celebration For information on how to get involved, visit artdetour.com.

Art Detour is made possible through the support and participation of Artlink partners Arizona Arts Commission, City of Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Park Central, Valley Metro, Gould Evans, FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, IN FLUX, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Phoenix Community Alliance, The Garment League, Roosevelt Row, Historic Grand Avenue, Phoenix Warehouse District, knoodle, Ivio Agency, LocalBuzz, Website Butlers, CLYint, Karvonen Design, Artlink Articipants and volunteers.

Artlink will formally announce the wide range of programming and a full list of “Articipants” closer to the kickoff of Art Detour 33.