(Image courtesy Phoenix Art Museum) Part of my summer was spent trying to assess the overall art scene in Phoenix and environs. Are the museums venturing into little-known yet important territory in contemporary art? Are the Roosevelt Row galleries stepping up their game? Can I find at least a few regular go-to spots on Grand … Continue reading Taking the pulse of September’s gallery scene
The crowds were light, but the art was well worth seeing. Or maybe the experience was pleasant because the crowds were light? In any case, the galleries were not deterred by the triple-digit heat in welcoming art lovers. Third Friday on Roosevelt Row is also known as the monthly Collectors Art Walk, where the concentration … Continue reading Highlights from Third Friday on RoRo: June 20, 2014
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
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?