'Day of Action' event brings former President Clinton downtown to revitalize lot

More than 700 volunteers gathered in an empty lot in order to revitalize it as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University “Day of Action” event hosted by ASU. Read story

First Phoenix Festival de España to honor Spanish culture


In its debut on Friday, the Phoenix Festival de España will showcase Spanish culture at the Phoenix Center for the Arts. Adding cultural flavor to the event will be live music, dancing, food vendors and art. Read story

Downtown to introduce Little Free Libraries after book swap event


Civic Space Park will house five Little Free Libraries on Saturday, which will encourage community members to take a book and leave a book. Read story

Devil's Pass: Third Friday preview

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Jayson Chesler and Miguel Otarola preview the Third Friday shows you can attend tonight. Modified Arts is featuring the work of an ASU graduate student, the Icehouse has a show featuring Wooden Indian and Califone, and the Trunk Space will have a kickoff party for its Indie 500 festival. Read story

Arizona Artist Collective finds a space in partnership with {9} the Gallery


Coinciding with their first birthday, the Arizona Artist Collective has started collaborating with {9} the Gallery. The collective works with artists through workshops and provides resources to help them make their art into a business. Read story

The 26th annual Art Detour: Snapshots of the weekend


The 26th annual Art Detour took over downtown on March 8 and 9, displaying work in more than 100 art spaces. The event can certainly be overwhelming considering all the events and exhibits shown throughout the entire weekend, so Downtown Read story

Paint PHX draws artists for mass mural painting event on downtown walls


Fifty artists came together over four days to liven up the walls of Grand Avenue and Roosevelt Street. Read story

ASU Preparatory Academy performs Gary Soto play about immigration experiences


Gary Soto attended the performance of his play “In & Out of Shadows,” about the challenges faced by teenagers who entered or were brought the United States illegally. Read story

Student filmmaker attends White House film festival, meets with President Obama


A senior at the Metropolitan Arts Institute in downtown Phoenix, Shelly Ortiz was one of 16 filmmakers officially recognized at the White House’s first Student Film Festival on Feb. 28. Ortiz’s submission was titled “Technology, Documentary, My Dad, and Me.” Read story

Devil's Pass: 26th annual Art Detour connects art with community

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Catrina Kahler and Jill Bernstein from Artlink Phoenix discussed the organization’s history, the evolution of Art Detour and its place in downtown Phoenix as a whole. The role of last weekend’s Art d’Core Gala and attempts to connect art with the community as a two-way street were addressed, too. Read story