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Exhibition features more than 70 stilettos transformed into art


The 4th Annual “Inspired Soles” art show and auction features the inspiration of local artists – using stilettos as their blank canvas – manifested into works of art. More than 70 participating artists and designers have volunteered thousands of hours in this annual event that has become an organic showcase of local soul.

“Phoenix Rising” by Lauren Kleck

The Arizona Republic photographers’ works are also incorporated into the show, featuring “Inspired Souls” they have captured over the years and favorite digital images. Photographers will be on site to capture images of event attendees at their photo booth for an online photo series, which will appear on AZCentral.com.

The one-of-a-kind pieces will be sold to the highest bidders in a silent auction that takes place Thursday, April 2. The shoes will remain on display First Friday, April 3.

Proceeds benefit Artlink Inc. a nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, businesses and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote a thriving arts community in central Phoenix.

Sponsors include BJC Public Relations, Kitchell, Mark-Taylor, Modern on Melrose, Neiman Marcus and BBVA Compass.


Luhrs Tower City Center, 11 West Jefferson Street in downtown Phoenix, 85003

Thursday, April 2 2015, 5 – 8 p.m. 
Inspired Soles Silent Auction to benefit Artlink Inc.

Open to the public, but for serious buyers only!  This is your opportunity to mix and mingle with artists who created this year’s Inspired Soles works of art, and bid on your favorite piece.

“Selfie” by Tracey Marshall

Refreshments and appetizers will be served 

First Friday, April 2, 2015, 6 – 10 p.m.
Inspired Soles Exhibition

If you’re an art aficionado on a tight budget, this night is for you. You can look, without the temptation to buy. If you really want to buy, come on Thursday so you don’t miss out!


“Inspired Soles” was the very first show hosted by 6th Avenue Gallery in downtown Phoenix.

Now in its 4th year, the show has outgrown the quaint, lower-level gallery and has moved to the space at Luhrs City Center to accommodate the growing number of participating artists and attendees. Over the last three years, the event has raised more than $6,000 for the organization. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.inspiredsolesaz.org and view updates on the 6th Avenue Gallery Facebook page.