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.
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.
These Detour-ists will be invited to step into nearly 100 artist studios, galleries, pop-up spaces and other venues, as well as enjoy cultural performances and family-friendly activities.
NEW! Art Detour 30 in Phoenix is expanding to a six-day schedule, and feature a multi-faceted exploration of the arts and culture of America’s fifth-largest city.
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.
These downtown Phoenix events are produced by Artlink Inc. in partnership with community stakeholders, sponsors, local artists and Articipating businesses.
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.
All are invited to detour through the city and celebrate our artistic surroundings over a delightful weekend of cultural discovery.