The creatives behind Roosevelt Row CDC aren't waiting for the economy to turn around -- they're too busy activating empty lots and organizing arts events.
If you're fan of Downtown murals, First Friday, Third Friday, the A.R.T.S. Initiative, the Valley of the Sunflowers or the Downtown culture scene in general, then it's probably time to tip your hat and toss a chunk of change to Roosevelt Row on Monday, May 21.
The organization will host its annual fundraising party at Bliss/Rebar from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., where you can chat up a few gallery owners, talk to local artists and urban gardeners, and hang out on the killer patio before it gets too hot.
Funds raised from ticket sales will help Roosevelt Row's A.R.T.S. initiative, which temporarily activates empty Downtown lots with arts markets, fairs, film spaces, and community gardens. Each ticket includes two drinks and complimentary appetizers.
Admission is $30 ($40 at the door), which includes two drinks and appetizers, or $100 if you'd also like a signed, limited-edition commemorative lithograph by local artist James Angel.
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During the party, the organization will also be auctioning off art pieces, gift baskets and certificates, and goods and services from local businesses.
Bliss/Rebar is at 901 N. 4th Street in Phoenix. For more information, see the event invite.