Arizona’s tallest precast parking structure will bring more than 2,000 new parking spaces to midtown Phoenix to support the Park Central revitalization.
But the new $38 million Catalina Parking Garage is going to be a lot more than that.
The project’s development team has selected an artist team consisting of Diana Calderón, Edgar Fernandez and Miguel Godoy to create a massive new set of murals on the south side of the garage. Titled “The New Archive,” the new murals will decorate six 21-foot by 10-foot panels, a more than 1,260-square-foot surface which will become one of the largest public art installations in Arizona. Forty-six artists responded to the Call for Artists sent out over the summer by Artlink, Park Central’s partner 501(c)(3) organization serving the arts.
The new murals are designed to fit a vision to celebrate the history of Arizona, the heart of the community and neighborhood, the mid-century-modern architecture and the mix of healthcare, education, technology, and businesses in the area. Embedded in the mural are four key words that speak to the core values of both the project and the community — Community, Education, Health, Equity.
Sharon Harper, Chairman and CEO of Plaza Companies, said the new murals will add to the project’s commitment to be a hub for the arts in the community
“Park Central’s vision includes a significant focus on the arts, and these new murals will be a tremendous new addition to the project,” she said. “It will serve as a point of pride for the community and we are looking forward to seeing the impact the completed artwork will have for visitors to Park Central. These murals will celebrate what make Phoenix and Arizona such an incredible place to live.”
The new 10-story, 551,750-square-foot garage was constructed on the south side of Park Central to accommodate the growing use of the property as a central Phoenix mixed-use destination. Along with Plaza, Holualoa Companies and Artlink, Dignity Health and the City of Phoenix also participated in the mural process.
Stan Shafer, Chief Operating Officer for Holualoa Companies, said the new artwork will enhance the project’s overall look and feel.
“Park Central has an exceptional mid-century-modern core that is being complemented nicely by the new construction taking place on site and the focus we have had on public art,” he said. “We are committed to making this project an exceptional example of how public art and quality architecture can create a unique urban feel.”
Plaza Companies and Holualoa Companies are teaming up to redevelop Park Central, which once held court as the city’s first official large-scale shopping mall. The companies are transitioning the project to a bustling community hub ideal for playing, working, congregating and celebrating the arts. Leasing activity for office and retail space is ongoing at the property and interest has been strong in the newly revitalized property.
The new Park Central includes 450,000 square feet of Class A creative office space available for lease with the ability to accommodate tenants ranging from 3,500 square feet to more than 100,000 square feet in size. It features exclusive tenant patios, on-site restaurants and amenities, a stunning mid-century modern design, 15-25 foot ceilings, extensive bike paths and light rail access and ample parking.
For office leasing, tenants and brokers can reach out to Andrew Cheney with Lee & Associates (502.954.3769) or Bill Cook with Plaza Companies (623.344.4526). For Retail leasing contacts are Brent Mallonee with Cushman and Wakefield (602.224.4437) or Margaret Lloyd with Plaza Companies (623.344.4558).
For more information on the project, visit www.parkcentralphoenix.com.
Artlink Inc. is now accepting applications from Arizona-based artists for its inaugural grant program: The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF). The deadline for applications is midnight May 31, 2017 Mountain Standard Time (MST).
The program, originally announced at the 2017 Art d’Core Gala during Art Detour 29, is produced by Artlink in collaboration with a group of prominent professional artists who are serving on the newly formed Artlink Artist Council (AAC): Julie Anand, Joan Baron, Christine Cassano, Bill Dambrova, Peter Deise, Jeff Falk, Isaac Fortoul, Gabriel Fortoul, Frank Gonzales, Annie Lopez, William LeGoullon, Ann Morton, Joe Ray, Patricia Sannit, Randy Slack, Marilyn Szabo. These established professional artists have worked 10 years or more in exhibiting and/or producing exhibitions that shine a spotlight on Phoenix; represent the diverse cultural identity of our city; and have contributed significant time/energy to either Art Detour/Artlink and/or partner initiatives that strive to elevate the profile of Phoenix’s creative community.
Submitted grant applications will be reviewed by the AAC along with members of Artlink’s Board of Directors.
The selected grant recipient will receive a $500 grant and/or the opportunity for an exhibition facilitated by Artlink. Additionally, members of the AAC will provide mentorship to selected artist(s).
The artist recipient will be someone who demonstrates potential in their practice through risk-taking and pushing their work in dynamic ways. It will be someone who is at a critical juncture in their career when this support would be most impactful.
“We’re excited about helping artists in such a direct way,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink Board President. “This is not only financial support, but mentorship from professional artists who have been living and working in the area for years. They are excited to share what they have learned and we are looking forward to seeing the results of this innovative collaboration.”
The following media will be accepted for submission: oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics, printmaking, textile, mixed media, video, installation, and sculpture/three dimensional pieces. Additional criteria:
- Artist must be at least 18 years old.
- Artist must based in Arizona and working and/or contributing to the Downtown Phoenix Art Scene.
- Artists who have been selected in past Artlink calls to artists are permitted to submit.
- A collective of multiple artists is eligible to apply, but must be creating work as a singular artist identity.
The online submission deadline is May 31, by midnight (MST).
Artlink Articipants may enter free of charge. Articipants click here to submit.
Artists who aren’t registered as Articipants will pay a $15 submission fee. Non-Articipants click here to submit.
Want to skip the fees for this and future calls? Learn more about becoming a year-round Articipant here.
Email with any questions to email@example.com. Please reference “TAFF Call” in your email subject line when submitting questions.
Why is there a fee to submit?
The fees helps to support the administration of all Artlink efforts in supporting local artists. This includes a variety of year-round opportunities to promote, exhibit and sell your work. And as we grow, we will continue to look for more opportunities.
How can the fee be waived?
There is NO FEE for artists who have signed up to be an Artlink Articipant. If you are not yet signed up as an Articipant, click here to sign up now.
Can I submit to multiple calls promoted by Artlink?
Yes. Once you’ve set up your artist profile on Submittable.com, you can easily submit for this and other calls.
Can I submit the same art to multiple calls?
You can, but we encourage you to submit a variety of works and to pay close attention to deadlines, purchase dates, etc. so that the submitted works remain eligible for selection.
Is there an age minimum to apply?
Yes, you must be at least 18 years of age.
If I live outside of Phoenix or only spend some time in Arizona can I submit?
You are welcome to apply even if you live outside of Phoenix or split your time between Arizona and elsewhere. As long as you can assure that you will be available to drop off your work in Phoenix if you are selected to create an exhibition.
How do I prove I am an Artlink Articipant in my application?
The Artlink team will check our Articipant list on file to verify we have you in our records.
How old is the work you are willing to accept?
We would prefer that all artwork submitted be new or from the last 3 years at the oldest.
If I am selected to create an exhibition when will it be?
Artlink will schedule the exhibition based on discussions and calendars of both the artist and the venue providing the space.
What type of video can I submit?
All videos should be suitable for a wide audience and have no strong language, illegal activity, or overt nudity. Please send links on YouTube or Vimeo or submit the videos in .mov, .avi, or .mpg formats.
If I’ve been selected for past Artlink exhibitions or opportunities can I submit again?
Definitely! We would like to see new work, so please submit pieces that are different from what you’ve submitted in the past.
How will my work be evaluated?
The criteria is up to the Artlink Artist Council in determining which artist “demonstrates potential in their practice through risk-taking and pushing their work in dynamic ways.”
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.
Image courtesy of CityScape.
Artlink and CityScape invite local artists to submit samples of previously completed work to be considered for display on a structure that is a part of CitySkate in downtown Phoenix.
A panel will select the top SIX selections. Each winner will receive a $200 prize. Their works will then be reproduced on banner material and displayed on a chiller structure (two 40’ banners, three artworks on each) within CitySkate and featured in CityScape promotions.
There is NO SUBMISSION FEE for this call. The deadline to submit is November 7, 2016.
A variety of contemporary street art styles are welcome for submission. Artists are encouraged to submit works that reflect a holiday theme. This can include images of generosity, gratitude, hope, celebration, or joy.
Individual artists are invited to apply to this call. Please note that by submitting to this call, artist agrees to permit Artlink and CityScape to reproduce the image of their selected work. Limited edition items may be sold for a limited time (selected artists will be notified of details).
Click here more information on Cityskate.
The online submission deadline is November 7, by midnight.
Artists must be residents of Arizona.
- Submit up to three images (three individual work samples).
- JPGs or TIFFs, up to 300 dpi. *Please note that a larger high-res image will be requested if selected.
- Images of works must be able to be scaled to reproduction size of the banners. We can work with the artist in ensure the sizing is correct.
- materials used,
- year completed
- Current resume(s) and primary contact information.
- Application deadline November 7, 2016.
- Mural will be installed in mid November.
Is there a fee to submit to this CitySkate Call for Artists?
No. In the spirit of the holidays, the typical submission fee of $30 has been waived for this call.
Can I submit to multiple calls promoted by Artlink?
Yes. Once you’ve set up your artist profile on Submittable.com, you can easily submit for this and future calls. There is NO FEE for artists who have signed up to be an Artlink Articipant. Registration for 2017 Articipants will begin November 1.
Can I submit the same art to multiple calls?
You can, but we encourage you to submit a variety of works and to pay close attention to requirements, deadlines, etc. so that the submitted works remain eligible for selection.
What style of work is CityScape looking for?
A variety of styles are welcome for submission.
How do I decide what works to submit?
We suggest you submit three of your best works which reflect the holiday theme of the call. This can include images of generosity, gratitude, hope, celebration, joy, etc.
For further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Voucher Program Gives New Downtown Phoenix Residents a Rent Discount for Buying Art
Partnership between Baron Properties and Artlink to help connect local artists to those moving into iLuminate and Linear Apartment Homes
An “art voucher” program giving residents of new downtown residential properties the opportunity to purchase local art and get a resulting discount on their rent was announced today by Baron Properties and Artlink Inc
Art & Home is a unique art voucher program available to all residents living at Baron Properties’ iLuminate and Linear Apartment Homes in the Roosevelt Row Arts District of downtown Phoenix. This voucher program is designed to encourage the support of Phoenix’s local art community.
From the earliest stages of planning and development, Baron Properties was intent on honoring the culture that makes the downtown community so diverse. The community’s art is woven into the structure of downtown neighborhoods. This program reflects Baron’s and Artlink’s mutual vision of connecting artists, businesses and the public.New Baron residents will visit the Articipant Directory on artlinkphx.org to find Visual Artists, Galleries, and Art Spaces where they can purchase artwork. Following the purchase from these directory categories, Baron Properties will provide residents with a rent reimbursement. This leasing incentive is available to all new residents of iLuminate and Linear, with an expiration period of sixty days from the date of move in. Art & Home will be accessible for a limited time and the value of these art vouchers may vary based on availability.
Art & Home voucher.
In July 2016, Baron and Artlink publicly launched their partnership through the 18th Annual Juried Exhibition competition, and in September presented a first-ever Baron Grand Prize of $5,000 to the first place winner. With nearly 400 guests in attendance and more than 250 works of art submitted—the largest submission in the competition’s history—this event proved to be the start of a lasting relationship.
“We look forward to a continued partnership with Artlink. The Juried Exhibition and the Art & Home voucher program are just a few ways we are working to support the local art community,” said Liz Schloss, Baron Properties’ president of operations. “We hope that our participation will inspire others to get involved.”
“Original works of art are a significant addition to any home, and finding just the right piece to fit your taste and space can be a stimulating but daunting process. We wanted to help answer the question of ‘Where to begin?’ and provide a simple resource that connects new downtown residents to local artists,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink board president. “We appreciate Baron’s partnership in this unprecedented program and look forward to introducing their tenants to the arts community.”
About Artlink Inc.
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. 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 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, The Torosian Foundation, David Wright House, BJ Communications, Heard Museum, Phoenix Convention Center, Valley Metro, Downtown Voices Coalition, IVIO Web Development, Urban Affair, Roosevelt Row CDC, Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Interested arts patrons, volunteers, sponsors and advocates are encouraged to subscribe to the Artlink newsletter to stay up-to-date on artist opportunities, community activities, and more. Visit artlinkphx.org.
About Baron Properties
Baron Properties specializes in multifamily housing, with corporate headquarters located in Colorado, and a regional office based in Arizona. Driven by professionalism, extensive property knowledge, and operational expertise, we provide an elevated experience of extraordinary service. Their Phoenix developments, the iluminate and Linear apartment communities, located at 290 and 295 E. Roosevelt St. respectively, will bring 215 new apartment homes to Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Arts District. The properties are scheduled to open in Fall 2016. Visit baronproperties.com for more information.