Artlink Phoenix, founded in 1988, is an all-volunteer run 501(c)3 arts organization based in downtown Phoenix.
Since 1989, we have organized Phoenix’s biggest annual art walk, Art Detour, a two-day, self-guided tour of galleries, studios and businesses in various neighborhoods in and around downtown Phoenix, giving Valley residents and visitors an opportunity to see an array of local, national, and international talent. In 1994, we began the monthly First Fridays art walk, which has grown to become the largest monthly art walk in the United States. With 100+ arts venues open free to the public each month, Artlink’s First Fridays has succeeded in bringing people back to downtown Phoenix. The event sees anywhere from 14-20,000 visitors monthly and grows exponentially each year.
Support from community sponsors and donors enables Artlink to fulfill its mission by providing quality programs in collaboration with other arts groups and supporters.
It is only through these generous contributions that our all-volunteer Artlink board can fulfill its mission to support and enhance community events such as First Friday and Third Friday Art Walks, and Art Detour 25, our annual weekend festival of the arts that includes artist studio tours, a juried exhibition, music, and art activities for all ages.