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Art Detour 24 Links the Phoenix Art Scene with a Fun-Filled Two-Day Event
Artlink, Inc. will hold Art Detour 24 on Saturday, March 17 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday, March 18 (Noon to 6 p.m.), consisting of self-guided tours of art galleries, studios and other venues in Downtown Phoenix. Music and performance art will also be a part providing visitors with a unique opportunity to explore Phoenix’s art scene in a fun, “festival” environment.
Whether you’re an established art collector or new to the arts and interested in learning more, Art Detour 24’s diverse base of participating art galleries and activities promises something for everyone – and for all ages.
Highlights of Art Detour 24 Include:
The Arizona Center: The First Stop for Art Detour weekend with two days of art, music, performances, restaurant discounts and more plus free parking for Art Detour 24 participants.
Kids’ Detour: Designated areas of the Detour for kids to choose from a variety of art projects to participate in. To make the walk itself more fun, Kids’ Detour will feature a photo scavenger hunt, with a child-friendly goodie bag for children who complete the scavenger hunt
The Public Hanging: An exhibition where visual artists of all ages and levels of expertise are invited to submit “hangable” works of art for display at Artlink’s A.E. England Gallery
WHAT: Art Detour 24
WHEN: Saturday, March 17 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday, March 18 (Noon to 6 p.m.)
In early March, a handy print map and a downloadable online map will be available to guide attendees to Art Detour locations. Light rail stops and convenient parking will be clearly marked for each of the arts districts. Thereafter, aided by information stations at key locations, t-shirted Artlink representatives, and signage, attendees can walk, bike, Pedi cab, taxi or drive to the venues they wish to visit.
About Art Detour
Art Detour is a free, two-day, self-guided tour of artist studios, art spaces, galleries and other art venues in Downtown Phoenix organized by Artlink, Inc. in cooperation with the participating venues. Art Detour draws thousands of enthusiastic arts supporters each year providing a unique cultural experience for people new and not so new to the Downtown Phoenix Arts Community.
Artlink, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote a thriving arts community in Central Phoenix. Artlink oversees a variety of community-based art events happening throughout the year, including First Fridays, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour, and also operates two downtown galleries at Heritage & Science Park and the A.E. England Building. Both gallery spaces are committed to showcasing the talents of new and emerging local artists. Ongoing community projects include, the Artlink First Friday Art Walk and Third Friday Gallery Tour, annual Juried Exhibition, the annual Artlink Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. For more information, visit us online for the latest happening with Artlink. For more information, visit: artlinkphoenix.com.