Art Detour, March 16-19, 2017, is the event that helped launch Phoenix's First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon and features a diverse slate of activities created by local artists and art venues in celebration of the vibrant Phoenix arts scene. The 29th year of this signature arts and culture event includes the 5th annual Art d’Core Gala on (Mar 16), a special Third Friday Gallery Night (Mar 17), and an Art Detour weekend schedule of demonstrations, installations and more (Mar 18-19). The event is produced by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, in partnership with the City of Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix Inc.

Take a Detour Beyond Phoenix’s First Fridays

Did you know artists don’t open their studios to the public on the popular First Fridays? Or that galleries don’t always schedule their exhibition openings on these nights? First Friday only skims the surface of what makes Phoenix’s arts community special.

Art Detour 29 is an invitation to take a deeper dive, by meeting with established and emerging artists, some as special engagements in their own studios; experiencing demonstrations and discussions; and finding original works from a talented pool of Phoenix artists who are exporting their work to cities around the world.

Join us for this “Artist Forward” event!


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Some Tips:

Park and Ride: Park at any one of these locations and catch the FREE Artlink trolley that makes it easy to go from one arts area to another.

Maps: Maps will be available at all Park-and-Ride Hub Stops and on the trolleys.

Trolley Schedule:
Friday, March 17: 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 19: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each route takes approximately 25-30 minutes.

It's the opening night party of Art Detour Weekend! Enjoy an exhibition of works by some of Phoenix's finest artists, join Mayor Greg Stanton in his annual toast to downtown and get on the dance floor, all in celebration a dynamic downtown created by local artists!

The Art d’Core Gala – a fun spin on a traditional “gala” – annually spotlights the significant contribution of the arts in creating a dynamic city. It is hosted by Artlink Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit, in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, and Downtown Phoenix Inc. Proceeds help support Artlink and contribute to a new artist development fund designed to support local artists.

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