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30 Years

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 100 artist studios, galleries, pop-up spaces and other venues, as well as enjoy cultural performances and family-friendly activities.

Six Days

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. 


One Event

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. 

Schedule of events

March 15: Art d'Core Gala

The opening night event will showcase works by members of the Artlink Artist Council. 

March 16: Roosevelt Row

Rediscover the Roosevelt Row Arts District and Garfield Neighborhood.

March 17: Historic Grand Avenue

Explore Grand Ave. on Saturday and enjoy its eclectic mix of art studios, galleries and more.

March 17: Downtown Phoenix Core

Celebrate the launch of two new City of Phoenix bike racks designed by local artists.

March 17: On Central

The inaugural On Central Fashion + Art event will take place at CityScape Phoenix.

March 18: PHX Warehouse District

Experience the resurgance of the neighborhood where Art Detour began.

March 18: Studio Tour

Visit the studios of working artists located in the greater downtown Phoenix area.

March 19: Art + Architecture

Day 1 of the Creative City Symposium features guest speaker Alexandra Lange.

March 20: Artists + Collectors

Day 2 is Artists and Collectors Night at Phoenix Art Museum.

Art Detour is one of the most important events on Phoenix's calendar - Mayor Greg Stanton

Thirty Years of Detour

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