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Category: Arts & Culture

  • New Infographic Shows How Much Downtown Phoenix Has Changed in 10 Years

    More than a good place to go to school, work, or start a business, downtown is Arizona’s true urban playground – and the door for opportunity is open. more >

  • The Story Behind the Nevercrew Bear Mural in Downtown Phoenix (VIDEO)

    With it’s bright turquoise and coral accents, lifelike bears, and small robots at the bottom, the 75-foot surrealist mural on the south side of the Heard Building — “El Oso Plateado and the Machine” — catches the eye like nothing else in Downtown Phoenix. Over the course of ten days in February, Christian Rebecchi and […] more >

  • You Can’t Spell Heart Without Art: Celebrate 30 Years of Art Detour March 15-20

    You can’t spell heart without art and Art Detour 30 is just that — the heart of downtown’s thriving arts and culture scene. As Phoenix’s original art walk, we guess you could say Art Detour gave our arts scene its beat when it started 30 years ago. And this year, for its 30th anniversary — […] more >

  • Local Artists Selected For Downtown Bike Rack Project

    Downtown Phoenix is getting ready to roll out new artist-designed bike racks, and the design prototypes will be unveiled during Art Detour 30. In December of last year, 28 local artists submitted their portfolios to the Pedal to the Metal: PHX Bike Rack Project, an urban arts initiative spearheaded by Downtown Phoenix Inc., Artlink, the […] more >

  • You’re invited: Pedal to the Metal Bike Art Show

    We’re pedaling art. During the 30th anniversary of Art Detour, Phoenix’s original art walk festival, we’ll be hosting a bike-themed exhibition. In addition to original works for sale by amazingly talented local artists, we’ll be unveiling the winning prototypes of the Pedal to the Metal: PHX Bike Rack Project. Functional, yet stylish — these bike racks […] more >

  • 11 Downtown Things to Look Forward to in 2018

    We’re only a couple weeks into the year and it’s already proving to be great. And lucky for us, there’s even more greatness to come. From new restaurants and renovations, to shade trees, music festivals and more — 2018 is going to be a year to remember. Arizona Center Makeover — Fall  2018 Sayonara, sandstone. In […] more >

  • Procrastinator’s Guide: 14 Best New Year’s Eve Parties in Downtown Phoenix

    Still haven’t decided what you’re doing for New Year’s Eve? No problem. We’re here to help. Whether you’re looking to dine out or dance the night away — we’ve made a list of the 14 best parties in Downtown Phoenix so you can ring in 2018 in style. Thanks to a partnership with Valley Metro […] more >

  • PJs in the Park Returns With Free Family Fun for all Ages

    Free movies under the stars featuring "Frozen" and "Edward Scissorhands" returns Saturday, Dec. 16. more >

  • Downtown Phoenix Art Project Will Net 50 New Bike Racks Across City

    In a creative city known for its art and up-and-coming bike culture, stylish and functional bike racks are both a natural fit, and a necessity. Through a new urban arts initiative, at least 50 new locally designed bike racks will be added to our city’s streets in spring 2018. Downtown Phoenix Inc., in partnership with […] more >

  • A Guide to Downtown Phoenix Holiday Markets, Vendor Fairs, Festivals

    One of Downtown Phoenix’s open-air markets, vendor fairs or festivals are guaranteed to take your holiday shopping list from chore to cheer. December First Friday Roosevelt Row Arts District & Grand Avenue / Friday, Dec. 1 / 6-10 p.m. / Free Every first Friday, Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue come alive with local artwork, artisan crafts, vintage […] more >