Artlink, a nonprofit organization that has a mission of connecting artists, businesses and the community, recently announced programming highlights for Art Detour 33.
The annual arts and culture celebration will happen Feb. 27-March 31, according to a press release detailing in-person as well as virtual events.
Historically a weekend event and recently “Phoenix Art Week,” this year’s Art Detour has expanded its run to 33 days to honor the event’s 33rd anniversary and accommodate public health concerns, the release said of expanding the geography of the traditionally central Phoenix events.
The event will feature more than 300 arts activities and “Articipants,” defined as arts venues, arts and culture organizations, arts-supporting businesses from across the Valley, and visual and performing artists from the entire state, according to the release.
“The arts and culture community coming together to help develop a different, more impactful Art Detour is incredibly adaptive and industrious of these Articipants,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink president and CEO, in a prepared statement.
“Our goal as an organization is for the collective of engaged artists and businesses to have these 33 days to stand out from any of the last 33 days in the previous 12 months.”
Artlink unveils programming highlights for art detour 33
New this year is that each day of Art Detour 33 features a “Daily Detour,” highlighting specific arts and culture activities for that day including visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts, fashion and public arts. Daily Detours will be released in a daily newsletter and Artlink’s social media channels.
Art Detour, the release noted, is possible through support and participation of Artlink partners Arizona Arts Commission, city of Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Park Central, Valley Metro, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Reimagine Phoenix,
City of Phoenix Water Department, Gould Evans, Found:Re Phoenix Hotel, IN FLUX, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Phoenix Community Alliance, The Garment League, Roosevelt Row, Historic Grand Avenue, Phoenix Warehouse District, knoodle, Ivio Agency, LocalBuzz, Website Butlers, CLYint, Karvonen Design, Artlink Articipants and volunteers.
Visit artlinkphx.org for more information.