And how was your Art Detour experience of March 8-9, 2014? Art Detour is, after all, the reigning art walk experience in central Phoenix, running for a whole weekend each spring and usually occurring in our best Chamber of Commerce weather. Art Detour 26 encompassed about six dozen galleries, art spaces and artist studios in … Continue reading Friendly faces from Art Detour 26
Visiting every gallery, art studio and cultural venue on the map that Artlink Phoenix has created for Art Detour 26 would be near-impossible in one weekend. But don’t let me stop you from trying! The 26th annual event occurs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, 2014, and Artlink’s media release … Continue reading Art Detour 26: More than 100 open doors
The Third Friday art walk of January 17, 2014, was a good reminder to myself that the downtown Phoenix art scene probably ought to be referred to as the “central Phoenix art scene,” given the many galleries that spider out from Roosevelt Row. For example, there’s Practical Art at Central Avenue and Camelback Road, The … Continue reading The widening circle of Phoenix’s art scene
In yet another testament to the enormous variety of art to peruse during a Third Friday art walk in downtown Phoenix, I am still processing all that I saw in just three shows: 1. “Chaos Theory” at Legend City Studios, Fifth Avenue and Van Buren: Here’s a doozy of a show for anyone following the … Continue reading Stumbling upon chaos, desolation and human kindness: Phoenix’s Third Friday of 10/18/13
When you think about it, Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix is only a few blocks long. Yet it manages to pack in about a dozen art galleries of various shapes and sizes, joyfully mixing it up as far as artist rosters and points of view. There’s something for everybody. For the Third Friday Art Walk … Continue reading Roosevelt Row: Taking advantage of small spaces
Despite the evening heat, First Friday on Roosevelt Row for August 2, 2013, was as lively as ever, although I would imagine the cafes and bars were doing a brisk business for the thirsty among us. A personal shout out to Songbird Coffee and Tea House for that lovely Italian soda! My time was well … Continue reading Art in the desert in August — why not?
Longtime followers of the Phoenix art scene must have done a little happy dance upon hearing of Annie Lopez’s solo show at the Phoenix Art Museum. Lopez is a fourth-generation Arizonan and has been a steady presence in the Phoenix-area art scene since the early 1980s. Remember MARS Artspace? Lopez showed her inventive photography and … Continue reading Arizona artist profile: Annie Lopez