Opening Night Party: Art d'Core Gala


The Arts & Culture Party of the Year

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. 

The party will showcase works by members of the Artlink Artist Council (AAC) paired with works by exciting emerging artists (AAC members in bold):

Joan Baron, Marie Jones 

Christine Cassano, Jessica Palomo

Bill Dambrova, Lisa Von Hoffner

Peter Deise, Sam Fresquez and Merryn Alaka

Fortoul Brothers, LASO Collective (Latino Architecture Student Organization)

Daniel Funkhouser, Yai Villa

Liliana Gomez, Nicole Olson

Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, Nyla Bevel

Abbey Messmer, Papay Solomon

Rembrandt Quiballo, Samantha Lyn Aasen

Patricia Sannit, Laura Korch

Katharine Leigh Simpson, Mario Yniguez

Randy Slack, Brianna Voron

Marilyn Szabo, David Brady

Bobby Zokaites, Zach Valent

A portion of proceeds from the sale of exhibited artwork will benefit Artlink and will be allocated to The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF), a program produced by Artlink in collaboration with the AAC for the purpose of providing direct financial benefit to local artists.


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


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


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


Tickets are $20/person, $35/pair until 6 p.m., March 13. Tickets will be available at the door day-of event for $25/person, $45/pair.

NEW VIP Patron Pass:  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a special preview of the Gala exhibition  and a premiere dance performance by renowned Phoenix artists Liliana  Gomez and Nicole Olson: a work choreographed specifically for the Art  d'Core Gala. Tickets are $75 per person and include complimentary drinks  and hors d'oeuvres.

Come as you are; creative cocktail attire encouraged. Proceeds benefit Artlink Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit. 

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