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Partnership between Baron Properties and Artlink to help connect local artists to those moving into iLuminate and Linear Apartment Homes

An “art voucher” program giving residents of new downtown residential properties the opportunity to purchase local art and get a resulting discount on their rent was announced last Friday by Baron Properties and Artlink Inc.


iLuminate Art & Home Voucher.

Art & Home is a unique art voucher program available to all residents living at Baron Properties’ iLuminate and Linear Apartment Homes in the Roosevelt Row Arts District of downtown Phoenix. This voucher program is designed to encourage the support of Phoenix’s local art community.

From the earliest stages of planning and development, Baron Properties was intent on honoring the culture that makes the downtown community so diverse. The community’s art is woven into the structure of downtown neighborhoods. This program reflects Baron’s and Artlink’s mutual vision of connecting artists, businesses and the public.

New Baron residents will visit the Articipant Directory on artlinkphx.org to find Visual Artists, Galleries, and Art Spaces where they can purchase artwork. Following the purchase from these directory categories, Baron Properties will provide residents with a rent reimbursement. This leasing incentive is available to all new residents of iLuminate and Linear, with an expiration period of sixty days from the date of move in. Art & Home will be accessible for a limited time and the value of these art vouchers may vary based on availability.

iLuminate Apartment Building. Photo courtesy of Baron Properties.

iLuminate Apartment Building. Photo courtesy of Baron Properties.

In July 2016, Baron and Artlink publicly launched their partnership through the 18th Annual Juried Exhibition competition, and in September presented a first-ever Baron Grand Prize of $5,000 to the first place winner. With nearly 400 guests in attendance and more than 250 works of art submitted—the largest submission in the competition’s history—this event proved to be the start of a lasting relationship.

“We look forward to a continued partnership with Artlink. The Juried Exhibition and the Art & Home voucher program are just a few ways we are working to support the local art community,” said Liz Schloss, Baron Properties’ president of operations. “We hope that our participation will inspire others to get involved.”

“Original works of art are a significant addition to any home, and finding just the right piece to fit your taste and space can be a stimulating but daunting process. We wanted to help answer the question of ‘Where to begin?’ and provide a simple resource that connects new downtown residents to local artists,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink board president. “We appreciate Baron’s partnership in this unprecedented program and look forward to introducing their tenants to the arts community.”

Note: Catrina Kahler is also the publisher of Downtown Phoenix Journal.