In Review: Phoenix's Hellos and Goodbyes of 2011

​As we bid farewell to the year and look ahead to 2012, Jackalope Ranch contributors will bring you some greatest hits from 2011. In a year, things come and go. In 2011, we said hi and bye to plenty of our favorite (and no so favorite) places. 

Here are just a few highlights:

1. phICA
In March, art curator and investor Ted Decker, Roosevelt Row and eyelounge founder Greg Esser, and graphic designer Eddie Shea, created the Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA), a nonprofit organization that has no official space, carries no permanent collection, and instead focuses solely on programming. It's what the founders call a "lean and mean" opportunity for contemporary artists to learn, grow, and contribute to the contemporary art scene in Phoenix.

​Vintage market Sweet Salvage opened its doors in August and has taken over the Downtown shopping scene with monthly "occasion sales" that are packed with vintage fiends and deal hounds alike. Now, if we could just figure out how to navigate the crowd and nab the drool-worthy furniture pieces. 

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Claire Lawton
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