Artlink, a nonprofit organization with the mission of connecting artists, businesses and the community, is marking a milestone in Arizona arts and culture. This year, the organization’s two signature celebrations overlap for the first time.
The 21st Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition hosted at the FOUND:RE hotel in Phoenix, features 85 artists from Arizona. The show is displayed through June, it’s open to the public every day and free of charge.
The 2021 version of Art Detour, Art Detour 33, kicked off Feb. 27. The event is expanded to 33 days for the first time, running through March 31. This year’s version features 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.
“The convergence of hundreds of activities over 33 days is a wonderful indication of the arts and culture community’s ability to bounce back from a challenging year,” says Catrina Kahler, president and chief executive officer of Artlink. “We are excited to collaborate with new and familiar partners and artists in an invitation to celebrate Arizona’s diverse culture.”
New this year, Art Detour 33 features a “Daily Detour,” highlighting specific arts and culture activities for that day. The featured experiences include visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts, fashion and public arts. Daily Detours are released via a daily newsletter and Artlink’s social media channels.
Additionally, Artlink has geographically expanded the boundaries of the traditional Central Phoenix event to help incorporate new partners and accommodate physical distancing measures.
Art Detour 33
Through March 31
21st Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition
Through June 3