Art Detour, the annual celebration of downtown Phoenix's art scene, returns March 8 and 9 this year. As the date draws closer, Artlink is seeking "articipants," and by that the organization means "participating artists, arts entrepreneurs, and businesses that contribute to the arts experience in greater downtown Phoenix."
Sound like you? We've got the lowdown to help get you started.
Funding for Art Detour largely comes from sponsorships and donations, but the remaining cost is covered by participation fees. When you become a participant, you contribute a small fee in exchange for a series of benefits during art events throughout the year.
All participants receive a listing on the Art Detour map, a listing on the Artlink website, and a listing on First Friday maps throughout the year, if applicable. If that isn't enticing enough, each category receives its own special benefits, which you can peruse on the Artlink website. Participants fall into three categories:
Artist studios ($48) are working studio spaces in downtown Phoenix. This category is limited to three artists per studio listing.
Galleries/art spaces ($72) are venues that regularly exhibit artwork. This category includes alternative art spaces, art galleries, museums, and multiple studio locations (i.e. more than one studio at the same address).
Restaurants/bars/retail locations ($96) are restaurants, bars, or shops located in downtown Phoenix near where Art Detour takes place.