15 Things to See at Art Detour 26 in Phoenix
Where to begin?
Courtesy of Artlink Marina Rynning's "Living in Color" is the basis of Art Detour 26's theme, living in color.
That is the biggest question when it comes to the annual free festival and self-guided tour that is Art Detour. Now in its 26th year, the celebration of Phoenix's growing arts scene covers more than 100 stops, including galleries, pop-up shows, art spaces, cultural venues, and studios.
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Lucky for attendees, there will be a handy map available at all those participating locations as well as a double-decker bus circulating through the Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue districts, among other arty hubs in the area, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9.
Your best bet? We'd recommend perusing the map of participating locations in advance. It's available online at www.artlinkphoenix.com, along with more details. Pick and choose the spots and shows that sound coolest to you and have at 'em. If all else fails, prioritize your must-sees, improvise, and wear comfy shoes -- you've got a lot of ground to cover.
Here are Jackalope Ranch's 15 picks for must-see shows and events during Art Detour 26.
"Banned at the Herberger" at R. Pela Contemporary Art
Courtesy of the artist and R. Pela Contemporary Art Mike Ford's The Sodomite was banned from the Herberger.
This long-awaited exhibition contains works from artist Mike Ford that were slated to appear at Herberger Theater's gallery space in a show called "Prime Example" that was curated by New Times contributor Robrt Pela. Upon seeing some of the works slated to appear in the exhibition, including one of Ford's, called The Sodomite, the venue unceremoniously canceled "Prime Example" in September 2013.
"Banned at the Herberger" will feature Ford's works, pieces by Ronnie Ray Mendez, another artist who was slated to show in the same censored exhibition, and Lisa Albinger, who wasn't involved with the Herberger show. Read the New Times cover story about how the Herberger censored art.
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