Art Detour Returns March 14-18, 2019

Art Detour, Phoenix’s original art walk and the longest running arts festival in downtown Phoenix, will return for its 31st year March 14-18, 2019. The annual event, produced by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was launched by Phoenix artists in 1989 and will feature a five-day, multi-faceted exploration of the arts and culture of America’s fifth-largest city. 

The community is invited to detour through the city and celebrate our artistic surroundings over a delightful weekend of cultural discovery. Patrons can meet artists in their working environments, start or expand their art collection, immerse themselves in Phoenix’s arts and culture venues. Detour-ists will be invited to step into approximately 100 artist studios, galleries, pop-up spaces and other venues, as well as enjoy performances and Kids’ Detour family-friendly activities.

Artists (student, emerging, professional) are encouraged to register as an Artlink Articipant to be included in the Artlink Directory, which will be promoted throughout Art Detour 31. Downtown Phoenix-based galleries, arts businesses, and arts-supporting businesses that register as an Articipant will be identified on the official Art Detour 31 map. Read the registration details here.

When: Thursday, March 14, through Monday, March 18, 2019.

Where: Artist studios, galleries, arts and culture venues and arts-supporting businesses in the greater downtown Phoenix area.

Who: The five-day experience is made possible through the Articipation of hundreds of contributing artists.

Hosts: Art Detour 31 is produced by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, in partnership with the City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Park Central and in collaboration with Roosevelt Row CDC, Historic Grand Avenue, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and many more.

Getting Around: Artlink provides maps and transportation options for easy navigation of the Detour. Maps and an online calendar powered by Phoenix Urban Guide (PUG) will guide patrons through the five-day event. Artlink will provide complimentary docent-guided studio tours from transportation partner Dunn Transportation on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is also easily accessible by Valley Metro’s Light Rail and GRiD Bikes.

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Mar 14: Art d'Core Gala

The opening night celebration is a fun spin on a traditional “gala” that each year spotlights the significant contribution of the arts in creating a dynamic city. 

A portion of proceeds from the sale of exhibited artwork will benefit Artlink and will be allocated to an artist grant program produced by Artlink in collaboration with the AAC for the purpose of providing direct financial benefit and mentorship to local artists.

When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019

Where: Warehouse215 at Bentley Projects 215 E. Grant St., Phoenix

Hosts: The Art d’Core Gala is hosted Artlink Inc. in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, and Downtown Phoenix Inc.

Tickets: $20/single, $35/pair, $75/VIP. Proceeds benefit Artlink Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit. Find tickets here.

Learn about Art d'Core

Mar 15-17: The "Detour"

Patrons are invited to embark on a self-guided weekend of arts experiences across Phoenix's key arts districts; from Roosevelt Row and Historic Grand Avenue to the Downtown Phoenix Core, Phoenix Warehouse District and Beyond, visitors can venture into galleries, art studios, art supporting-businesses and unique pop-up installations. Further details on exhibitions and special Detour performances and events to come!

Mar 18: Creative City Symposium

Save the date! The Creative City Symposium is developed in partnership  with Phoenix Community Alliance and and hosted by Phoenix Art Museum in support artists’ careers and to identify  actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse  city. Details to be announced.

Contact: General event questions: Calls for artists questions: Artlink Inc.:

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