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Artlink Announces Fall Collectors Tours

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Dr. Sara Cochran

Phoenix, AZ (August 22, 2013) – Artlink, Inc. will conduct two ticketed, guided gallery tours on Saturday, September 21, and Saturday, November 16, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

These “Collectors Tours” will visit three galleries chosen by Dr. Sara Cochran, curator of modern and contemporary art for the Phoenix Art Museum and Gabriela Muñoz, her curatorial assistant from more than a dozen submissions. Tour participants gain intimate access to the galleries and have a chance to talk with the artists and curators one-on-one.

“The purpose of the Artlink Collectors Tours is to promote the range and quality of work being created and exhibited in downtown Phoenix, and to nurture opportunities for artists and galleries to connect with new buyers,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink Co-President. “It’s a don’t-miss opportunity to go behind the scenes with wildly talented downtown artists, gallerists and curators.”

Dr. Cochran said, “I’m always happy to see the energy and diversity of the downtown scene. It’s always good to see new work by artists I know and to see new work by artists I have not yet met.”

On Saturday, September 21, the Artlink Collectors Tour will feature Gabriela Muñoz as the host and guide and will include visits to:

  • monOrchid Gallery78 Years in the Fast Lane a retrospective of work by painter Fred Tiekken and Fata Morgana, photographs by Sean Deckert focused on the intersection of urban landscape and human development.
  • Five 15 Arts  – a “fabricated plants” installation by Mary Shindell exploring the contemporary affinity people have with gardening and the unforgiving forces of nature.
  • Frontal Lobe GallerySex: A Woman’s Perspective, a group show of established local artists

Gabriela Muñoz

In commenting on her participation in the selection process for the September tour, Muñoz said, “The most enjoyable part of the selection process…was getting to see the wonderful diversity of events and exhibitions planned by the different art spaces downtown in the coming months. I had known of the commitment of our artistic community in exhibiting in downtown Phoenix, but I was reminded of the quality and serious engagement of our local artists. This process was also a moment to reflect on all the hard work that so many professionals undertake every month, in the running of art galleries and creative spaces around town.”

As encouragement to everyone to participate, Munoz concluded, “The arts community is only as strong as we choose to make it with our engagement—so please come on in, the water is warm.”

What: Artlink Collectors Tour – September

When: Saturday, September 21, 1:00-4:00 pm

Where: Tour departs from the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue

Cost: $35 per ticket; or two for $60, includes transportation to the galleries, refreshments, and an expert guide.

Click Here To Buy Tickets for September

On Saturday, November 16, Dr. Sara Cochran will be host and guide for the tour, which will include:

  • Willo NorthLa Figura, a new body of work by painter Hugo Medina focused on the human figure.
  • Eye LoungeFamily Portraits: The Demography of Us, a group show by Eye Lounge artists using the framework of the family portrait.
  • R. Pela Contemporary Art – all new work by Janet de Berge Lange featuring large-scale quilt panels made from tin and other metals, then cut and placed in a “sewn” pattern that depicts women’s struggles in the early 21st century.

Dr. Sara Cochran, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Phoenix Art Museum, chose the galleries featured in the November tour.  During her tenure at PAM, Dr. Cochran has organized a number of exhibitions including: Kehinde Wiley: Memling (2013); Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted(2013); And the Land Grew Quiet: New Work by Matthew Moore (2012); Seeing is Believing: Rebecca Campbell and Angela Ellsworth (2011); Living for Art: Gifts from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection (2011) and Locals Only (2009) – an exhibition of Chicano and Latino artists working in the metro-Phoenix area. Previously, she lectured in contemporary art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Cochran noted the diversity of work submitted by the galleries for consideration, “It’s great to see the different type of spaces reaching out to new audience and building their networks. I fundamentally believe any art scene is an eco-system and it’s all about keep the whole eco-system engaged and talking.”

When asked what she would like to say to people discovering the downtown Phoenix art scene for the first time, she replied, “For what are you waiting? It’s a nice big world with lots of exciting and interesting conversations of which you should be a part. Stand up for your community.”

What: Artlink Collectors Tour – November

When: Saturday, November 16, 1:00-4:00 pm

Where: Tour departs from the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue

Cost: $35 per ticket, or two for $60, includes transportation to the galleries, refreshments, and an expert guide.

Click Here To Buy Tickets for November

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 happening throughout the year and also operates the A.E. England Gallery, which is committed to showcasing the talents of new and emerging local artists. Ongoing community projects include, support of the First Fridays Art Walk, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Artlink Collectors Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; an annual Juried Exhibition; 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 Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, Snell & Wilmer, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Community Alliance, The Torosian Foundation, Downtown Voices Coalition, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Center for the Arts, 6th Avenue Gallery, Urban Affair and Invexi Web Development. For more information, visit artlinkphoenix.com.

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Press Contacts:
Catrina Kahler, 602-579-2988, catrina@artlinkphoenix.com
Jill Bernstein, 602-358-9292, jillbcreative@gmail.com


Art Detour Details: Participants, Tour Information and More!

25th Anniversary of Art Detour 25 This Weekend

FREE Two-Day Festival Celebrates the Downtown Phoenix Arts Community

Over 90 Galleries and Pop-Up Art Spaces Welcome Your Visit

Mayor Stanton: ‘One of the most important events on Phoenix’s calendar’ (read full letter here)

PHOENIX (February 27, 2013) – The event that launched Phoenix’s First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon is returning to the streets of downtown Phoenix for its 25th year on March 2 and 3, 2013. The silver anniversary of Art Detour will take a historical look at the downtown arts scene, celebrate the many people who contributed to its success over the years, and recognize the artists, galleries, organizations and businesses contributing to the arts today.

Art Detour 25, organized by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will coincide with March First Friday, resulting in a weekend chock-full of arts related tours, exhibits and activities. The event is free and offers programming appropriate for all ages. During Art Detour, visitors can visit galleries, including pop up spaces and mystery galleries; enter rarely open artist studios; take guided tours; engage in fun hands-on art activities; and much more.

Art Detour is a unique opportunity for the whole family to explore Phoenix’s art scene in a fun, festival environment.

WHAT:   Art Detour 25 (25th Annual – Silver Anniversary)

WHEN:   Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, 11 am to 5 pm.

WHO:  Over 90 participating venues including artist studios, galleries, restaurants and temporary “pop-up” spaces.

WHERE:  Phoenix arts districts in and around Downtown Phoenix, including Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue, Jackson Street, and Calle 16 (16th Street).

The First Stop! is at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, (1202 N. Third Street), where visitors will find maps at the information tables and access to the shuttles.

Visitors can also pick up maps and board shuttles from information tables at two additional Neighborhood Hub Stop locations:

  • Roosevelt Row A.R.T.S. Market – northeast corner of Roosevelt and 4th Streets (street parking).
  • Grand Avenue – southwest corner of Roosevelt St. and 15th Ave. (parking lot).

The shuttles will run on a continuous loop (20-minute anticipated runtime for full loop, pending traffic) through downtown. Visitors can also be able to walk, bike, take light rail, or drive to the destinations beyond the reach of the shuttle route.

A handy print map will be distributed at the Neighborhood Hub information tables. A digital version of the map is available for download here.

PARKING:       Free parking is available at Phoenix Center for the Arts 1202 N. 3rd Street (the east end of Margaret T. Hance Park), at the southwest corner of 15th Avenue and Roosevelt as well as the Arizona Center parking garage. Street parking is also available throughout downtown.

INFO:               Visit www.artlinkphoenix.com or email info@artlinkphoenix.com

Art Detour Highlights:

Artlink Participants: Artist studio and art spaces have come together for one of the biggest Detours on record.

{9} The Gallery, >coffee, 1205 Space, 1Spot Gallery, 8 Day Coffee and Culture, A.E.England, After Hours Gallery (mystery gallery), ALAC – Galeria 147, ALAC Alley, Alwun House, Bliss / Rebar, Bob Adams Studio, Bokeh, Brush Party, Burton Barr Central Library, Carly’s Bistro, Christine Cassano – Artist, Circle 6 Studios, CityScape, Coe House Gallery, Coffee, Cookies & Crafts Indie Art and Craft Fair, Crowthings, Dave Loves Nancy, Deb’s Glass Designs & Revamped Retro, Diane L. Silver, Drive-Thru Gallery, Eye Lounge Artist Collective Gallery, First Studio, Five 15 Arts Gallery, Gallery Marsiglia, Gallery SUHU, Garfield Galleria, Goings Galleria, Grace Chapel Gallery, Green Haus, Grow op, Hazel & Violet, Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Hugo’s Art, Icehouse Arts, Icehouse Garden, Jackalope Trading Post, Kooky Krafts Shop, Larry McLaughlin & Kathy Taylor Fine Art Studio, Linda Ingraham, Lotus Contemporary Art, LoveLee Art Studio, MADE art boutique, Margaret Wright, Marshall Shore -Retro Spectacular, Matti Baine’s Studio, Merchantile, Michael Marlowe Studio, Modified Arts, monOrchid, monOrchid Artist Collective, Mud Daubler Cafe, Oasis on Grand, Obliq, Olivastro Oil & Balsamics, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Pop-Ups at Projects, Practical Art, Public (ART) Hanging, Red Light Martial Arts, Revival Art Collective, seven13sk8, Skyline Lofts (mystery gallery), Steel Door Studio, Studio #109, Studio 6, Studio 8, Studio Fillmore, Studio One18, The Collective at the Artery, The Commons, The Firehouse, The Frontal Lobe, The Gallery @ City Hall, The Groove (mystery gallery), The Hive, The Lodge, The Nash, Treehouse Bakery, trustgallery, Tuomisto, Bell Studio Foundry, Urban Beans / Tertio Wine Bar, Warehouse 1005, “What Should Go Here?” Pop Up Park, YAG Art Studio

A Public (ART) Hanging: This exhibition features visual artists from across the Valley. The display is located at Oasis on Grand, 1501 NW Grand Ave. The opening night preview and artist reception will take place on First Friday, March 1, from 6 to 10 p.m., and the gallery will be open on both Saturday and Sunday for Detour.

Participants: Aimee Shattuck, Amelia Kay, Amy Jackson, Ann Scardello, Anthony Galto, Beverly Jorgensen, Catherine Slye, Dan Pederson, Daniel Estrada, Daniel Langhans, Darrin Armijo-Wardle, Dawn O’Doul, Dinae Hartley, Doug Ashworth, Jane Cooper, Janet de Berge Lange, Jason Nye, Jeremy Preston, JoAnn Augur, Lacey Teets, Landy Headly, Laurie Brinkman, Maggie Keane, Mary Bradley, Melinda Foote, Michael Pruitt, Nick Roen, Pam Householder, Paul DeBenedetto, Paul Golfen, Rebecca Langford, Sharri Weinberg, Shawn Helton, Shelley Caniglia, Su Humphrey, Tawny Gamboa, Teresa Dendy, Tia Renshaw, Tiffany Ogden, Tobi Wilkins, Tony DiAngelis, Tracey Jenkins, Vicki Shaw, Winnie Liang, Yihyun Jeong

Mystery Galleries: These pop-up galleries are an Art Detour tradition. Each location hosts a group show.

  • The Groove (1028 Grand Ave) featuring Jake Beckman, Cheryl Marine, and Mike Morrison
  • Skyline Lofts (600 N 4th St #146) featuring Natascha Payton, Shari Bombeck, Patricia Sahertian, JA Jure
  • After Hours Gallery (116 W McDowell) featuring Fred Tieken and Nuna Dow

Kids’ Detour: Bring the kids and allow them to find their inner artist! Art Detour 25 is proud to include activities for the whole family. Many galleries participating this year are featuring kid-friendly exhibitions and activities. These may include workshops, demonstrations, finger-paint murals, sidewalk chalk and more.

Participants: ALAC – Galeria 147, Bokeh, Circle 6 Studios, Deb’s Glass Designs & Revamped Retro, Grace Chapel Gallery, Green Haus, Icehouse Garden, Kooky Krafts Shop, Linda Ingraham, MADE art boutique, monOrchid, Oasis on Grand, Obliq, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Practical Art, Studio  #109, Studio One18, The Firehouse, The Frontal Lobe, The Lodge, Warehouse 1005, “What Should Go Here?” Pop up Park, YAG Art Studio

Special Guided Tours:  Updated information will be available this weekend at the Phoenix Art Center and Neighborhood Hubs information booths.

Public Art Walking Tour (Saturday only)

Join two public art enthusiasts, Donna Reiner and Edward Jensen, as they help you uncover the art treasures of downtown Phoenix. Starting at the one-year old Gallery@City Hall, you will explore the convention center, swing pass the Herberger Theater, discover the sculpture at the Sheraton Hotel, tromp down Taylor Mall, and conclude with “Her Secret is Patience” at Downtown Civic Space Park.

The Public Art Walking Tours are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 pm. Wear comfortable shoes!

Studio Tour – Jackson Street Studios and Bentley Projects (Sunday only)

The first tour starts at 2:00 pm at the Phoenix Art Center, makes a stop at Roosevelt Row Arts Market and then continues down to Jackson Street.  The tour will visit four separate working artists studios at Jackson Street (Michael Marlowe, Linda Ingraham, Diane Silver and Bob Adams), then re-board the bus to visit the Popup Galleries at Bentley Projects, before making the return trip to the Phoenix Art Center. The second tour begins at 3:30 and repeats the circuit.

These free Studio Tour tours are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Calle 16

This is a self-guided tour of the incredible 16th Street area murals. Maps can be picked up at the Hive at 2222 N. 16th Street.

Art Detour 25 is made possible through the support of these partners: City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Downtown Phoenix Partnership, The Arizona Republic, Arizona Center, CityScape, Roosevelt Point, Roosevelt Row CDC, Grand Avenue Merchants Association and Phoenix Center for the Arts, Equipped Business Solutions, FASTSIGNS, International Printing Company, Oasis on Grand, Fair Trade Café, Lincoln Family YMCA, JPJ Productions, American Valet, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Echo Magazine, Ion Arizona Magazine and Java Magazine.

About Art Detour

Art Detour is an annual free, two-day, self-guided tour of artist studios, art spaces, galleries and other art venues in downtown Phoenix organized by Artlink, Inc. in cooperation with the participating venues. Art Detour draws thousands of enthusiastic arts supporters each year, and provides a unique cultural experience for people new and not so new to the arts in downtown Phoenix. This year marks our 25th anniversary and we’ve opened a portal to our past with the “Detour in Time” historic retrospective of Art Detour on view in Artlink’s A.E. England gallery. The exhibition premiered at our Silver Gala held last Saturday, February 23.

About Artlink:

Artlink, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote a thriving arts community in Central Phoenix. Artlink promotes a variety of community-based art events happening throughout the year, including First Fridaysthe country’s largest self-guided gallery tour, and also operates two downtown galleries at Heritage & Science Park and the A.E. England Building. Both gallery spaces are committed to showcasing the talents of new and emerging local artists. Ongoing community projects include, the promotion of the First Friday Art Walk and Third Friday Collectors Tour, annual Juried Exhibition, and the annual Artlink Art Detour. For more information, visit: artlinkphoenix.com.  Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, Snell & Wilmer, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Community Alliance, The Torosian Foundation, Downtown Voices Coalition, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Obliq Art, Urban Affair and Invexi Web Development.

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An Exciting Year Ahead

Successes in 2012 point to an exciting year ahead, and we are extremely grateful for your ongoing participation and support. As an entirely volunteer-run organization, we count on the volunteers, donors, and champions who step up to help us serve Downtown Phoenix artists through our signature programs that link artists to the public.

Over this last year, we’ve grown and strengthened our board of directors; engaged the arts community in planning for our future; built a new and improved website; and improved and updated the First Fridays Art Walk map every month.

Art Detour 24 broke new ground with more than seventy participants; a new and improved section on our website; a pop-up gallery and free parking at the Arizona Center; the popular Public Hanging exhibition, and guided tours by bus and bike.

Our First Friday tour shuttles now include knowledgeable hosts to help orient visitors to the Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue arts districts, as well as provide them more in-depth information about the artists and openings being featured each month. Throughout the year, the shuttles transported more than 6500 people from home base at the Phoenix Art Museum to galleries and studios throughout downtown. Many of the people on the shuttles were experiencing the event for the first time.

In an effort to shine a brighter light on outstanding Phoenix artists, Artlink inaugurated our Third Friday Collectors Tour series. This specialized tour is a ticketed event, which gives participants a behind-the-scenes opportunity to visit art spaces and meet one-on-one with exhibiting artists to learn more about the techniques and inspiration behind their work.

On our first tour, 20 art lovers visited Modified Arts, Michael Marlowe’s studio on Jackson Street, and the Willo North Gallery exhibition Fauna/Fauna featuring artists Christy Puetz and Carolyn Lavender. Our next Third Friday Collector’s Tour is scheduled for Friday, January 18. Local bon vivant Robrt Pela (New Times writer, KJZZ theater critic, and Willo North Gallery curator) will be our knowledgeable and charming host. Tickets are limited, so get yours today.

In early December, Artlink participated in the first ever Phoenix Festival of the Arts, where we provided an artist lounge for the more than 80 artists who worked to create the city’s largest mural. It was an extraordinary opportunity for artists from every walk of life to meet and collaborate with each other and the public on a project that will live on in the PHX Renews temporary public space at Indian School and Central.

As we look forward to 2013, we are thrilled to be celebrating our 25th Art Detour on March 2 and 3. There are lots of exciting details we’ll be unveiling in the New Year, along with information on what’s to come with our Third Friday Collector’s Tours.

Each improvement we make in Artlink programs requires funding. Please become an Artlink supporter by donating at your comfort level to help us continue to serve Downtown Phoenix artists and to grow our programs that provide public access to the diversity of talent in our city.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year!

Sincerely,

The Artlink Board of Directors

Catrina Kahler, Bob Diehl, Hugo Medina, Joseph Benesh, Jill Bernstein, Mike Oleskow, Nancy Hill, Phil Jones & Laura Dragon


Warehouse Clearance Sale To Benefit Artlink

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Artlink, creator of the wildly popular First Friday’s in downtown Phoenix and Art Detour, one of the longest-running arts events in Arizona, will be the benefactor of a warehouse clearance sale.

The sale will be held on Saturday, May 19th, from 7AM to 12 NOON in the parking lot of the After Hours Building, at 116 W. McDowell Road. The After Hours Building is in the heart of downtown Phoenix, 1 block west of the Phoenix Art Museum and the Central/McDowell Light Rail Stop.

Merchandise comes from a variety of manufacturers and most are never-used overstocks and samples. Items in the sale include gift-wrap, stationery goods, pet products, scrap-booking supplies, t-shirts, greeting cards, holiday decor and other novelty items. Prices are discounted nearly 90% from normal retail, with many items marked at just 25 cents.

According to Mike Oleskow, interim President of Artlink and organizer of the sale, “This is a great opportunity for people to get incredible deals and support the Phoenix Arts community.  Proceeds keep services like the First Friday shuttles running each month.  While free for First Friday participants who love using it to explore art and to get around, the shuttles are Artlink’s biggest expense each month.”

Artlink Phoenix is one of the oldest, all volunteer run, 501-C-3 arts organizations in downtown Phoenix. Its mission is to maintain and enhance regular events, including the monthly First Fridays art walk, the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, an annual Juried Exhibition and an art-related fundraiser.

 


Inspired Soles Art Show and Auction to Benefit Artlink

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NEW DOWNTOWN GALLERY DEBUTS WITH “INSPIRED SOLES” ART SHOW AND AUCTION

6th Avenue Gallery exhibition features stilettos like you’ve never seen them before

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A BLACK STILETTO AS A CANVAS?
That’s the question that the predominantly female crew behind the 6th Avenue Gallery posed to artists and designers to solicit participation in “Inspired Soles” Art Show and Auction. The response has been nothing short of sensational – but don’t take our word for it. Come see for yourself when the 6th Avenue Gallery debuts its exhibition on First Friday in April. Featuring dozens of high heel stilettos transformed into works of art, along with a provocative photo collection of women wearing their favorite power stilettos, this show is sure to validate what Marilyn Monroe and women everywhere have long known to be true, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.”

FIRST FRIDAY DEBUT
The “Inspired Soles” stiletto art show will be unveiled during a one-night event and auction presented by the 6th Avenue Gallery. The gallery’s grand opening celebration in downtown Phoenix will be done in style, complete with food trucks, music, and just enough twinkle lighting to check out the undoubtedly inspired soles of those who attend this event. Bring your wallet because every stiletto featured in the “Inspired Soles” exhibition will be sold to the highest bidders. Proceeds will benefit Artlink Phoenix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote a thriving arts community in central Phoenix.

WHEN/WHERE    
6th Avenue Gallery, 650 N. 6th Avenue (basement level) in downtown Phoenix, 85003

•    First Friday Debut, April 6, 2012

      – Public Showing – 6:30 to 10 p.m.

      – Silent Auction – 6:30 to 8 p.m.

•    Inspired Soles stiletto art show continues on the third Friday in April, and by appointment

PUBLIC CONTACT
For more information, visit www.6thAvenueGallery.com

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT “INSPIRED SOLES”
“Inspired Soles” is the brainchild of BJC Public Relations (BJC) and Torres Marquez Communications (TMC), two power house public relations agencies that are celebrating their recent move into a newly renovated downtown Phoenix building owned by BJC. The agencies put their heads together and determined that a show featuring stilettos designed by Valley artists was an appropriate way for two mostly female PR firms to celebrate their new digs, and thriving multicultural marketing partnership.


Putting the Tour in Art Detour 24!

You’ve read up on the facts and you’ve perused the maps. Now, it’s time to detour!

From the First Stop! at Arizona Center or from neighborhood Hub Stops in Roosevelt and Grand, visitors can explore public art, murals, art moments from the past, and other interesting places. Times and departure locations below:

Saturday

• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ~ Self-guided shuttle tours (board from Arizona Center, A.R.T.S. Market or Oasis on Grand)
• 11 a.m. ~ Roosevelt Neighborhood Walking Tour (depart from A.R.T.S. Market)
• 11 a.m. ~ Grand Avenue Neighborhood Walking Tour (depart from Oasis on Grand)
• 11 a.m. ~ Public Art Walking Tour North Route (depart from Arizona Center)*
• 11 a.m. ~ Public Art Walking Tour South Route (depart from Arizona Center)*
• Noon ~ Bicycle Tour of Roosevelt, Grand Avenue, and Downtown (depart from Arizona Center)
• Noon to 3 p.m. ~ City of Phoenix Gallery@City Hall (enter on the Washington St. side of Phoenix City Hall)
• 2 p.m. ~ Roosevelt Neighborhood Walking Tour (depart from A.R.T.S. Market)
• 2 p.m. ~ Grand Avenue Neighborhood Walking Tour (depart from Oasis on Grand)
• 2 p.m. ~ Public Art Walking Tour North Route (depart from Arizona Center)*
• 2 p.m. ~ Public Art Walking Tour South Route (depart from Arizona Center)*
• 4:30 p.m. ~ Bicycle Tour of Midtown, Uptown, and Coronado neighborhoods (depart from Arizona Center) +21 years
• All day at your leisure ~ Calle 16 Murals (all along 16th Street, see separate flier)

Sunday

• Noon to 6 p.m. ~ Self-guided shuttle tours (board from Arizona Center, A.R.T.S. Market or Oasis on Grand)
• Noon ~ Bicycle Tour of Roosevelt, Grand Avenue, and Downtown (depart from Arizona Center)
• 2 p.m. ~ History Echoes Tour: discover Phoenix art moments of the past with Hipstorian Marshall Shore (depart from Arizona Center)
• 2 p.m. ~ Roosevelt Neighborhood Walking Tour (depart from A.R.T.S. Market)
• 2 p.m. ~ Grand Avenue Neighborhood Walking Tour (depart from Oasis on Grand)
• 2 p.m. ~ Public Art Walking Tour North Route (depart from Arizona Center)*
• 2 p.m. ~ Public Art Walking Tour South Route (depart from Arizona Center)*
• 4:30 p.m. ~ Bicycle Tour of Midtown, Uptown, and Coronado neighborhoods (depart from Arizona Center) +21 years
• All day at your leisure ~ Calle 16 Murals (all along 16th Street, see separate flier)

*Detail on Public Art Walking Tours

North Route
• Arizona Center
• Robert Miley installation in the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix valet drop-off area
• Streetscape along Taylor Street (between 3rd and 2nd Streets)
• Joseph “Sentrock” Perez mural at Downtown Phoenix Public Marke
• W.P.A. murals in the Post Office
• End at Downtown Phoenix Civic Space, see Janet Echelman’s “Her Secret is Patience”

South Route
• Arizona Center
• Phoenix Convention Center (PCC) North – “Halo,” “Arizona Handshake,” “A Moment at the Narrows,” “Arizona Beach,” and more
• PCC South, east side – Statues along fence close to 5th St.
• PCC South, west side – “Arizona Bolas”
• Collier Center – Otto Rigan installation outside Bank of America branch
• 3rd St METRO station – more of “Arizona Bolas”
• PCC West – “Art is a Guaranty of Sanity”
• Herberger Theatre – John Waddell statues, etc.
• End at Arizona Center


Release: Art Detour 24 Returns This Weekend

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PHOENIX (March 15, 2012) – The Downtown Phoenix arts community welcomes the return of the self-guided art tour that started the First Fridays phenomenon: Art Detour 24. The two-day event will take place Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 pm., and Sunday, March 18, from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

During this festive weekend, visitors will have the opportunity visit art galleries, artist studios, take bicycle tours, learn about public art and murals from knowledgeable docents and much more.

Music and performance art will also be a part providing visitors with a unique opportunity to explore Phoenix’s art scene in a fun, festival environment.

WHAT:    Art Detour 24 (24th annual)

WHEN:   Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, March 18, 12 noon to 6 p.m.

WHO:    70 participating venues including art studios, galleries, restaurants and temporary “pop-up” spaces.

WHERE:    Phoenix arts districts in and around Downtown Phoenix, including Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue and Calle 16 (16th Street).

The First Stop! is at Arizona Center (400 E. Van Buren St.), with the London Bus shuttles departing from 3rd Street, near AMC Theatres. Live entertainment and kids activities will entertain visitors waiting for the next shuttle.

Visitors can also pick up maps from information tables and access the shuttles from two additional Neighborhood Hub Stop locations:

•    Roosevelt Row A.R.T.S. Market – northeast corner of Roosevelt and 4th Streets (street parking).

•    Grand Avenue – southwest corner of Roosevelt St. and 15th Ave. (parking lot).

The shuttles will run on a continuous loop (20 minute anticipated runtime for full loop, pending traffic) through Downtown. Visitors will also be able to walk, bike, Light Rail or drive to the 70 destinations beyond the reach of the shuttle route.

A digital version of the map is available for download here. Maps will also be distributed at the information tables.

PARKING:  Arizona Center is providing FREE PARKING in their garage, accessible from Fillmore St. between 3rd and 4th Streets (MAP).

INFO:  Visit www.artlinkphoenix.com or email info@artlinkphoenix.com

Art Detour Highlights:

First Stop! at Arizona Center: While waiting for the shuttle, visitors can enjoy live music, dance and comedy performances. Sunday performances include a variety of cultural performance dance groups, plus live music and child-friendly craft activities.

Saturday, March 17
12 noon –  Toby Fatzinger (Indie Folk)
1 p.m. – Ruth Lara Vichules & Simon Ames (Jazz & Latin American Roots)
2 p.m. – Alan Jones (Jazz duo)
3 p.m. – City Jazz (Jazz Quartet)
4 p.m. – Crisis (Original Rock/Boomer rock)

Sunday, March 18
12 noon – Bradley & Arianne (Folk duo)
1 p.m. – Torch Theater (Adult Improv)
2 p.m. – Mahin Sciacca (Belly dancer)
2:30 p.m. – Tir Conail Academy (Irish Step Dancers)
3 p.m. – Jeff Falk as Pigaletto 3:00-3:15
3:30 p.m. – All Rights Reserved (Teen Improv)
4 p.m. – Ballet Folklorica de Tolleson

A Public Hanging!
Of art that is. This cleverly named exhibition features visual artists from across the Valley. The display is located at Artlink’s A.E. England Gallery in Civic Space Park.

Restaurant Discounts
Participating restaurants will be offering a discount or deal to those event visitors wearing a special sticker available at the three information tables.

Special Guided Tours
From the First Stop! at Arizona Center or the Neigborhood Hub Stops in Roosevelt and Grand, visitors can explore public art, murals and art moments from the past.

Neighborhood Tours
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; 2 pm. Sunday. Depart from Visit Roosevelt, Grand Ave. explore murals, art studios and more.

History Echoes Tour
2 p.m. Sunday – discover PHX’s art moments of the past with Hipstorian Marshall Shore.

Bike Tours
•    12 noon Saturday and Sunday – ride to the Roosevelt A.R.T.S. Market and Oasis on Grand Ave.
•    4:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday – tour Midtown, Uptown and Coronado Neighborhoods. (Ages 21+)

Public Art Walking Tours – Both routes depart from the Arizona Center at 11am and 2pm on Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday.

North Route
•    Arizona Center
•    Robert Miley installation in the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix valet drop-off area
•    Streetscape along Taylor Street (between 3rd and 2nd Streets)
•    Joseph “Sentrock” Perez mural at Downtown Phoenix Public Market
•    W.P.A. murals in the Post Office
•    End at Downtown Phoenix Civic Space, see Janet Echelman’s “Her Secret is Patience”

South Route
•    Arizona Center
•    P.C.C. North – “Halo,” “Arizona Handshake,” “A Moment at the Narrows,” “Arizona Beach,” and more
•    P.C.C. South, east side – Statues along fence close to 5th St
•    P.C.C. South, west side – “Arizona Bolas”
•    Collier Center – Otto Rigan installation outside Bank of America branch
•    3rd St METRO station – more of “Arizona Bolas”
•    P.C.C. West – “Art is a Guaranty of Sanity”
•    Herberger Theatre – John Waddell statues, etc.
•    End at Arizona Center

Broad Community Participation

Art Detour’s diverse base of participating art galleries and activities promises something for everyone, from
the established arts collector to those who are new to the arts and interested in learning more.

List of participants: 1205 space, 515 Arts Gallery A.E. England Gallery, ALAC – Galeria 147, Alliance Bank, Alter Ego Studio Alwun House, Arizona Center Gallery #1, Art Awakenings, Artlink gallery at Heritage Square, Bliss/ReBAR, Bokeh Gallery, Braggs Pie Factory Gallery, Carly’s Bistro, Circle 6 – Gallery, Circle 6 – Studio, Civic Space Park, Crescent Ballroom, Deise Studio, Deus ex Machina, Ecocentricity, Eye Lounge, Firehouse, First Studio, G.L. Parsel, Gallery Marsiglia, gallery SUHU, Garfield Galleria, Goings Galleria, greenHAUS, Hazel, Hjalmarson Pottery, Iambic Alamo, Icehouse Arts, Jackson Street Studios, jordre studio & poolside gallery, Kooky Krafts, Legend City Studios, Liquid Colour Design and Gallery, Longhouse, Made Boutique, Margaret, Wright Photography, Marilyn Szabo Studio, Michael Anderson Studio, Modified Arts, monOrchid, monOrchid Artist Collective, Oasis on Grand, Oaxaca restaurante y cantina, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Natural Medicine & Detox Center, Phoenix Public Market, Practical Art, Purple Wall Studios, Rae’s Art Gallery @ salon 1219, Release the Fear @ Grace Chaple, Revera Beauty, seven13sk8, Spread the Weird, Studio 6, Tent and Sheridan, The Collective in the Artery, The Gallery@City Hall, The Hive, Tilt Gallery, Turf irish Pub, Vermillion Studio Collective, Warehouse 1005 and Willo North

Kids’ Detour Activities:
This year’s event will also include Kids’ Detour designed to provide free family-friendly art activities at a variety of gallery spaces Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, March 17
10 a.m. 1 p.m. – Try your hand at painting a masterpiece at Rossen House at Heritage Square
12 noon to 3 p.m. – “Play with Your Food” at the Phoenix Art Museum

Sunday, March 18
12 noon to 3 p.m. – First Stop! at Arizona Center hosts painting and crafts, face painting, performances from Arizona Jewish Center Teen Improv and a “Clothesline Art” display featuring work from the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Autism Speaks/Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)

Kids’ Detour Participating Galleries (hosting child-friendly art exhibits and activities):
Arizona Center Gallery #1, Bokeh Gallery, Circle 6 – Gallery, Civic Space Park, Crescent Ballroom, Firehouse, Goings Galleria, Hazel, Hjalmarson Pottery, Iambic Alamo, Jackson Street Studios, Legend City Studios, Longhouse, Made Boutique, monOrchid , Phoenix Public Market, Practical Art, Release the Fear @ Grace Chaple, Revera Beauty, seven13sk8, Spread the Weird, The Hive

Art Detour 24 is made possible through the support of these partners: Alliance Bank, Arizona Center, Autism Speaks, Bryan Mok Design and Photography, DotZ Social, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Downtown Voices Coalition, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, Invexi Web Development, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix Convention Center, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Roosevelt Row CDC, Waugh Communications, Jennifer Ignaszewski and all Friends of Artlink including Art Detour participants, tour guides and volunteers.

About Art Detour

Art Detour is an annual free, two-day, self-guided tour of artist studios, art spaces, galleries and other art venues in downtown Phoenix organized by Artlink, Inc. in cooperation with the participating venues. Art Detour draws thousands of enthusiastic arts supporters each year providing a unique cultural experience for people new and not so new to the Downtown Phoenix Arts Community. The launch of Art Detour preceded and brought about the creation of the now-famous First Fridays Art Walk.

About Artlink

Artlink, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote a thriving arts community in Central Phoenix. Artlink promotes a variety of community-based art events happening throughout the year, including First Fridays, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour, and also operates two downtown galleries at Heritage & Science Park and the A.E. England Building. Both gallery spaces are committed to showcasing the talents of new and emerging local artists. Ongoing community projects include, the promotion of the First Friday Art Walk and Third Friday Gallery Tour, annual Juried Exhibition, the annual Artlink Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. For more information, visit: artlinkphoenix.com