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Downtown Phoenix Finalizing Wayfinding Program

March 14, 2009 | By

The Downtown Phoenix Partnership is putting the finishing touches on a wayfinding project – and now they are asking for public input.

Please take a moment and take this brief survey to indicate your preferences. Thank you in advance for taking part in reshaping Downtown Phoenix!

Ollie The Trolley Now In Phoenix

March 11, 2009 | By

“We wanted to blow DASH ridership out of the water.”

That’s what Margaret Dunn said when she introduced Ollie The Trollie service into Downtown Phoenix in the beginning of 2009. And that’s what you can expect from one of Phoenix’s Top 25 Women In Business. The result? Increased ridership upwards of 275% over the last two months, with plans to expand and increase those numbers.

Riding The Light Rail: First-Hand Account

March 10, 2009 | By

Even though ridership is well above the estimates published before the Grand Opening, many people have yet to ride the Light Rail.

Greg Hogue, Newscast Director for ABC 15, shares his experience riding the rail for the first time on his blog.

Janet Echelman’s “Her Secret is Patience”‘

March 10, 2009 | By

ASU’s College of Public Programs has reactivated its live webcam to share a “dean’s-eye view” of the installation of artist Janet Echelman’s floating net sculpture at the Downtown Civic Space Park.

The sculpture, titled “Her secret is patience,” is set to be installed March 9 to 12. The design of the sculpture was inspired by Arizona’s distinctive monsoon cloud formations, and by saguaro flowers and boots (which form inside the cactus). Its title comes from a quote by poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”

Guide To Art Detour 2009

March 6, 2009 | By

For proof that art lovers are about more than schmoozing and sipping cheap wine from plastic glasses, one need look no further than Art Detour, the free, self-guided tour of downtown artist studios, galleries, and art-friendly businesses. Now in its 21st year, the Phoenix tradition, which typically draws upwards of 10,000 patrons, has bridged the wide gap between artists and suburb dwellers who think art should match their throw pillows. This year, both art fans and the artless will find the Detour even more accessible, thanks to light rail and a new, improved shuttle system.

March Is Phoenix Arts Month!

March 3, 2009 | By

Every weekend during the month of March, arts events will be hosted in downtown Phoenix and surrounding neighborhoods, along with events, exhibitions, and performances on other days throughout the month. In recognition of the local arts community and these public festivals, Mayor Phil Gordon has proclaimed March as “Phoenix Arts Month” and invites everyone to attend and celebrate.

Loft bargains in Downtown Phoenix

February 28, 2009 | By

A couple of years ago, due to escalating Real Estate prices, there was a pretty large segment of our local population that considered living in Downtown Phoenix, but could just not afford it.  The downturn of our local and national economy over the last few years has changed all of that.  For those people who… Read more

Downtown Phoenix on International Stage this week

February 9, 2009 | By

Just a few weeks ago, Arizona captured the international sports spotlight with the Cardinals Superbowl appearance and now this coming week we get to be in the spotlight again, this time by hosting the NBA All-Star Game and associated events.