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Monday, March 12
 

5:15pm

Meet Me Downtown: Phoenix Alleys & Public Art Walking Tour
Meet Me Downtown Phoenix (MMDT) brings people of all ages to downtown Phoenix for a weekly social walk/run, engaging individuals and businesses in a vibrant event that showcases downtown Phoenix as a prime location for healthy activities.

Special for this year's Phoenix Urban Design Week, MMDT participants can journey through downtown alleys and plazas, some that date as far back as 1885... to today. XYZ, Phoenix native and downtown advocate, has researched downtown Phoenix history from this particular vantage point: alleys, dark and not so dark!

Here is an Interactive Google map link for the walk and historical overview pictures: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1E92-ZoiDF5Eey8oP-y-mkecBBTQ&usp=sharing

As this is an alleys and public space discussion, here are some good references:
Check-in at The Park, 3 South Second St. 5:15 pm to 6:30. If you park in the Collier Center garage, have your ticket validated at The Park, for up to 2 1/2 hours of free parking.
  • Don’t wait in line…register anytime or check-in (after 3:00 pm) online from home or your smartphone. You register only once, then check-in is so easy.
  • Already checked in? Good move!
  • Get  your MMDTPHX hand stamp…your ID for restaurant discounts…click here.
  • Walk or run anytime. We provide a route guide. Route is 3.3 miles, plus a 1.8-mile extension for the runner who wants more distance.
  • 6:45 pm: Closing ceremony, awards, and a weekly free raffle… gift certificates for local restaurants/businesses and Sole Sports Running.
  • We track attendance…earn free incentive awards…click here. Awards presented at closing ceremony.
  • Click here for route guide.
  • Area restaurants offer discounts on Monday evenings with your MMDTPHX hand stamp. Click here for discount details.
  • SAFETY FIRST! Please obey all traffic signals. This is not a race. It’s a healthy social occasion.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sherman

Jeff Sherman

Phoenix Urban Project


Monday March 12, 2018 5:15pm - 6:45pm
The Park 3 S. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
 
Thursday, March 15
 

6:00pm

Art D'Core Gala
The opening night celebration is a fun spin on a traditional “gala” that each year spotlights the significant contribution of the arts in creating a dynamic city.

The event will showcase works by members of the Artlink Artist Council (AAC): Joan Baron, Christine Cassano, Bill Dambrova, Pete Deise, Fortoul Brothers, William LeGoullon, Annie Lopez, Constance McBride, Rembrandt Quiballo, Joe Ray, Patricia Sannit, Randy Slack, and Marilyn Szabo. Additional artists are to be announced.

A portion of proceeds from the sale of exhibited artwork will benefit Artlink and will be allocated to The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF), a program produced by Artlink in collaboration with the AAC for the purpose of providing direct financial benefit to local artists.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018
Where: Warehouse215 at Bentley Projects 215 E. Grant St., Phoenix
Hosts: The Art d’Core Gala is hosted Artlink Inc. in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, and Downtown Phoenix Inc.
Tickets: $20/single, $30/pair. Proceeds benefit Artlink Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit. Find ticket information at artdetour.com and sign up for updates.

Speakers
avatar for Catrina Kahler

Catrina Kahler

President, Artlink Phoenix


Thursday March 15, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Bentley Projects 215 E. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
 
Friday, March 16
 

TBA

Arts Experiences ~ Roosevelt Row Arts District
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 16-18: THE DETOUR
Patrons are invited to embark on a weekend schedule of arts experiences within key arts districts. More details to be announced!
  • Friday, March 16 – Roosevelt Row Arts District
  • Saturday, March 17 (day) – Historic Grand Avenue
  • Saturday, March 17 (evening) – Downtown Phoenix core
  • Sunday, March 18 – Phoenix Warehouse District + surrounding area studio tours

Friday March 16, 2018 TBA
TBA

5:30pm

Arrive on Camelback
Arrive on Camelback
Vintage Partners & Venue Projects
5:30 - 8 pm | Free
444 West Camelback Rd. MAP IT
Arrive on Camelback
Join John Kitchell, Lorenzo Perez and Walter Crutchfield at their latest joint venture in adaptive reuse in Uptown Phoenix, the boutique hotel Arrive on Camelback. Their fusion of two historically significant parcels in Arrive helps stitch together Central and Camelback with the Melrose on 7th District, creating a walkable and vibrant culture in Uptown Phoenix. Since the hotel is still under construction, this will be one of our community's first looks at the amenties, taco bar, and pubic space plan to debut in Spring of 2018. Please wear closed-toe shoes and park on the west side of the 444 building.

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Friday March 16, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Arrive on Camelback 444 West Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ
 
Saturday, March 17
 

TBA

Arts Experiences ~ Downtown Phoenix
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 16-18: THE DETOUR
Patrons are invited to embark on a weekend schedule of arts experiences within key arts districts. More details to be announced!
  • Friday, March 16 – Roosevelt Row Arts District
  • Saturday, March 17 (day) – Historic Grand Avenue
  • Saturday, March 17 (evening) – Downtown Phoenix core
  • Sunday, March 18 – Phoenix Warehouse District + surrounding area studio tours

Saturday March 17, 2018 TBA
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TBA

Arts Experiences ~ Historic Grand Avenue
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 16-18: THE DETOUR
Patrons are invited to embark on a weekend schedule of arts experiences within key arts districts. More details to be announced!
  • Friday, March 16 – Roosevelt Row Arts District
  • Saturday, March 17 (day) – Historic Grand Avenue
  • Saturday, March 17 (evening) – Downtown Phoenix core
  • Sunday, March 18 – Phoenix Warehouse District + surrounding area studio tours

Saturday March 17, 2018 TBA
TBA

8:00am

Midcentury Midtown Bike Tour
Midcentury Midtown Bike Tour
Postwar Architecture Task Force
8 - 10 am | $10
GRID bikeshare rack at the Clarendon Hotel
MAP IT!
bike tour of midtown
Use Phoenix's GRID bikeshare program to explore midcentury modern architecture with two experts from the Postwar Architecture Task Force of Greater Phoenix with Greg Kilroy. We'll get you orientied to the smartphone-friendly bikeshare rental then take an 8 mile flat and casual ride through Phoenix's midtown midcentury marvels. Bring your camera!

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Saturday March 17, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Clarendon Hotel 401 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013

9:00am

Paris Laundry & The Googie on Melrose Walking Tour
Paris Laundry and The Googie on Melrose
Walking Tour
9am-12pm | FREE
Paris Laundry MAP IT! paris laundry
Meet the Postwar Architecture Task Force of Greater Phoenix to hear the behind the scenes story of how two iconic Googie style buildings along the curve on 7th Avenue in the Melrose on 7 district were acquired by forward-thinking owners seeking adaptive reuse. This walking tour and first look with the new owners of Paris Laundry (Modern Manor) and the Little Pink Liquor Store (The Googie on Melrose), as well as other midcentury sites of interest along the Curve. Bring your bike if you like!

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Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Paris Laundry 4130 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013

10:00am

FORTuitous: Family Fort Building
Downtown artist and mom Chris Pruitt invites you to this free, family-friendly event where children, young, and not so young, are encouraged to make art and make forts. Families are encouraged to bring their best fort-making materials, supplies, and skills.

This fourth annual event originated because of the recovery from a concussion. Chris tells what happened to her daughter Eva: “When Eva was 9, she got a concussion. For her recovery: no TV, no reading, no movies, no iPad, no video games, no bright lights. Her parents needed to find activities she could do while she recovered. Since parents Chris and Michael Pruitt are both artists, they encouraged her to make artwork. Eye Lounge Gallery had a project room that was open so Eva and her family collaborated on an idea for a show. Her mom wanted to create some sort of bubble wrap, padded environment for her… soft with dim lights and a feeling of safety. Eva came up with the idea to build a fort, which they did and had so much fun doing.”

Now the entire Pruitt family wants to build forts and draw with anyone who wants to join them on Saturday, March 17.

Speakers

1:00pm

Jun Kaneko Capturing the Scent of Rain
Jun Kaneko
Capturing the Scent of Rain
1 - 6 pmDavid and Gladys Wright House MAP IT!
Jun Kaneko at the David Wright House
Experience monumental ceramic sculpture by Jun Kaneko created specifically for this Frank LLoyd Wright designed site at the foot of Camelback Mountain. Reserve a visit and be our guest anytime between 1 and 6.

RSVP ON FEB 1

 
Sunday, March 18
 

TBA

Arts Experiences ~ Phoenix Warehouse District + surrounding area studio tours
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 16-18: THE DETOUR
Patrons are invited to embark on a weekend schedule of arts experiences within key arts districts. More details to be announced!
  • Friday, March 16 – Roosevelt Row Arts District
  • Saturday, March 17 (day) – Historic Grand Avenue
  • Saturday, March 17 (evening) – Downtown Phoenix core
  • Sunday, March 18 – Phoenix Warehouse District + surrounding area studio tours

Sunday March 18, 2018 TBA
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9:00am

Scottsdale Garden Apartment District Walking Tour
Scottsdale Garden Apartment DistrictWalking Tour
9 am - 12 pm
Meet at The Shalimar Sands MAP IT! 

scottsdale garden apartments
Meet the Postwar Architecture Task Force and discover the story of the garden apartments just south of the Hotel Valley Ho in Central Scottsdale Arizona. These long-term rentals were originally designed to attract seasonal visitors, but are undergoing a renaissance and feature a variety of unique design features attractive to the lock-and-leave set. Resident Ben Brosseau and historian Rachel Simmons will lead guests through seven of these charming complexes, including four interior tours at The Embassy, The Lounge, Park Paradise, El Dorado, Shalimar Sands, Americana and Dayo. Bring your bike if you like!

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Sunday March 18, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Shalimar Sands 6824 E. 4th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
 
Monday, March 19
 

TBA

Art Detour Symposium #1
MONDAY-TUESDAY, MARCH 19-20: NEW! SYMPOSIUM
Save the date for the new symposium series. Details to be announced.

Monday March 19, 2018 TBA
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Tuesday, March 20
 

TBA

Art Detour Symposium #2
MONDAY-TUESDAY, MARCH 19-20: NEW! SYMPOSIUM
Save the date for the new symposium series. Details to be announced.

Tuesday March 20, 2018 TBA
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6:00pm

The Happening: Verner Panton & the Psychedelic Sixties
The Happening: Verner Panton & the Psychedelic Sixties
Mark Mussari
6 - 8 pm | Free
Copenhagen Imports MAP IT!

Verner Panton
Join Mark Mussari for a talk about Verner Panton’s innovative designs which used Pop and Op Art as inspirations and employed many new, synthetic materials. More importantly, Panton moved Danish Modern away from the traditional wood furniture that had made it world-famous. Instead, he made “modern” furniture contemporary again, especially in his use of colors and patterns reflecting the psychedelic styles of the 1960s. In this way, every space Panton designed was a “happening”—an encounter wth design driving every element of environment. He submerged visitors in color and pattern. Free with RSVP. Light apps and drinks will be served.

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Tuesday March 20, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Copenhagen Imports 1701 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
 
Thursday, March 22
 

7:00pm

PHX Architecture Forum
PHX Architecture Forum
Scott Roeder
7 - 9 PM | FREE
For The People MAP IT!StudioROEDER
StudioROEDER is a multidisciplinary studio engaged in providing design, construction, and custom fabrication services.  Approach to each project, regardless of scale or type, aims to amplify a sense of place and purpose while being responsibly connected to it's context and function.  Design excellence is achieved through the investigation of spatial relationships coupled with the appropriate use of materials and construction methods along with a thorough understanding of the clients programmatic and budgetary needs.  Works ranging from public design projects to custom fabrication provide a sense of intimacy & exploration between the user and their environment.

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Thursday March 22, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
For The People 5102 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012
 
Friday, March 23
 

5:30pm

Mod With a Twist
Mod With a Twist
By Makerville
5:30 - 7pm
Design Within Reach MAP IT!
mod with a twist
Join Makerville Founders Debra Hovel, Richard Hovel, Kurt Cyr and Jay Zaltzman for Mod with a Twist, an amusing "think and drink" event. Twisthas become one of the most sought-after tickets during Palm Springs Modernism Week, and now they're brining their show to Phoenix! Five informative, snappy, and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernists, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. Topics will include West Coast Cool: The intersection of Architecture and Music from the MidCentury • Miss America: How the Beauty Pageant became a MidCentury American icon • “A" is for A-Frame • MidCentury Mom: Was it the Best or the Worst of Times?

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Saturday, March 24
 

10:00am

5:30pm

Mod With a Twist
Mod With a Twist
By Makerville
5:30 - 7pm
For the People MAP IT!mod with a twist
Join Makerville Founders Debra Hovel, Richard Hovel, Kurt Cyr and Jay Zaltzman for Mod with a Twist, an amusing "think and drink" event. Twist has become one of the most sought-after tickets during Palm Springs Modernism Week, and now they're brining their show to Phoenix! Five informative, snappy, and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernists, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. Topics will include West Coast Cool: The intersection of Architecture and Music from the MidCentury • Miss America: How the Beauty Pageant became a MidCentury American icon • “A" is for A-Frame • MidCentury Mom: Was it the Best or the Worst of Times?

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Saturday March 24, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
For The People 5102 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012
 
Sunday, March 25
 

1:00pm

Modern Phoenix Home Tour
Modern Phoenix Home Tour
The Main Event!
1 -6 pm | $40
Check In Location TBAModern Phoenix Home Tour of Marion Estates
Features full access to modern homes in Marion Estates and surrounding Camelback foothills area. Mature native landscaping, gentle slopes, dramatic desert washes and spectacular views of Camelback Mountain and Praying Monk make this 50's era neighborhood of custom homes a fan favorite. The tour is park-and-walk with many homes clustered within walking distance of each other. A map will be provided at check-in on tour day. Rain or shine, terms and conditions apply.

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Sunday March 25, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA