Art Detour returns for its 32nd year March 19 – 23, at the very height of the 2020 events season. The annual spring event, presented by Artlink Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was launched by artists in downtown Phoenix in 1989 and has grown into a PHX Art Week celebration of art, creativity and culture. The event is supported by Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc. and hundreds of artists and creatives, venues, and arts and culture community members.
Through an inspired week of cultural experiences and engagements, patrons can start or expand their art collection, immerse themselves in the wide variety of work that cultural venues have to offer, and meet artists in their working spaces. The event schedule will include gallery exhibitions, arts and design workshops, pop-up discoveries, artist studio and cultural venue tours, parties and more.
In addition to the exhibitions and activities hosted by nearly 100 Articipants, the following are events and celebrations that culminate in a PHX Art Week to remember.
8th Annual Art d’Core Gala March 19 is the opening night celebration at the new Park Central. The event is a fresh spin on a traditional gala featuring a multimedia art showcase while spotlighting the significant contribution of the arts in Phoenix and across the state. A VIP preview will provide the first opportunity to view and acquire new works by members of the Artlink Artist Council and artists invited via an open call. The evening concludes with the exciting results of the silent auction.
The Detour March 20-22 is an invitation to discover the nation’s fifth largest city via guided studio tours, behind the scenes visits of cultural venues, and special events. While the heart of the activity is in downtown Phoenix—which includes the renowned Roosevelt Row, Historic Grand Avenue, Downtown Phoenix Core, and the Phoenix Warehouse District—it also extends to arts neighborhoods and destinations throughout the greater metropolitan Phoenix Area, including Uptown, Midtown and South Phoenix, Calle 16, Miracle Mile on McDowell, and the Garfield, Coronado, and Roosevelt Historic Districts.
The Creative City Symposium March 23 is developed in partnership with Phoenix Community Alliance and identifies actionable items in the Valley that create a culturally rich and economically diverse community.
On Central Fashion & Art March 21 presented by The Garment League will showcase Phoenix’s most talented fashion designers, artists and trendsetters.
Modern Phoenix Week March 20-29 presented by Modern Phoenix spotlights Arizona’s Midcentury Modern architecture with a schedule of tours, workshops, talks and mixers.
More events to be announced!