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.
However, in honor of their months of preparation and artistic collaborations, the exhibition will still be open for viewing. For those who do not want to come on-site for any reason, we will establish a virtual gallery for people to see the exhibition online from the comfort of their own homes. Refunds to those who have purchased Gala tickets will be offered.
This decision was made in consideration of our guests and participating artists. The artworks are viewable in-the-round, and at your leisure, within a 30,000 square foot warehouse space at Park Central. Viewing does not require close contact with fellow patrons. The open hours will span several days so that visitors can view the artwork while avoiding large crowds. Art d’Core exhibition hours: 3/19 1-9p, 3/20 1-9p, 3/21 1-5p, 3/22 11a-4p, 3/25-3/28 1-5p.
We ask visitors to exercise caution when considering a visit to this or any other venue. This includes staying home if you feel any flu-like symptoms, if you’ve recently traveled, or are a member of a vulnerable population.
A notice with refund details was sent to ticket buyers through Eventbrite on March 13, 2020. All schedule updates are subject to change.
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.
CANCELLED: 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.
Postponed to May 30, 2020: Modern Phoenix Marketplace & Expo presented by Modern Phoenix spotlights Arizona’s Midcentury Modern architecture with a schedule of tours, workshops, talks and mixers.