Downtown Voices Coalition, Modified Arts and No Festival Required present “Malls R Us,” a documentary film by Helene Klodawsky. “Malls R Us” examines North American’s most popular and profitable suburban destination – the enclosed shopping center – and how for consumers they function as a communal, even ceremonial experience and, for retailers, sites where their idealism, passion and greed merge. The film will be shown on Tuesday, June 30 at 8pm at Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St.
Like the soothing geeeetar pickin’ of some good folk? Downtown is about to chime with acoustics. Thursday, June 18 is the Phoenix Annual Summer Folk Festival presented by River Jones Music.
Several prominent Phoenicians have landed nominations for the 2009 Governor’s Arts Awards, to be held Tuesday, April 14 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. This year, key downtowners Kimber Lanning and Kyle Jordre are being nominated for their contributions, along with the Artlink organization responsible for Art Detour and First Fridays artwalk. Lanning is the Director… Read more
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.