Don’t Miss Art Detour 23 on Grand Ave, March 19 & 20!

March 13, 2011 by admin  
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Join us for Art Detour 23 on Saturday, March 19 & Sunday, March 20! Art galleries and studios across downtown Phoenix will be open to the public, showcasing unique works of art and hosting special events all weekend. One of the stops you won’t want to miss is Grand Avenue! This historic boulevard is lined with some of the most colorful characters and funkiest art on the Art Detour circuit. From Paisley Town to the Bikini Lounge we have a whole weekend of art, music, and entertainment planned. Make sure to visit us on Grand Ave!

Download the official Grand Ave Art Detour 23 guide here!


1205 W Pierce Street
Hosting an opening by photographers Joseph Jankovsky and Marilyn Szabo.
Hours: Third Friday 7-9, Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5

1020 W Grand Ave
Exhibiting Artists: Lara Plecas, Sergio Aguirre, Melanie Corradi and Grant Wiggins.
Hours: Third Friday 7-10, Saturday noon-5, Sunday noon-5

Barry Sparkman Studio
Bragg’s Pie Factory, 1301 W Grand Ave
Working studio and gallery of artist Barry Sparkman featuring abstract paintings and prints.
Hours: Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5

Deus Ex Machina
La Melgosa Building,
1023 W Grand Ave
Featuring “Small Favors” a small works show by the artists of Deus Ex Machina. During Art Detour weekend the gallery will feature live music by Last Wave and the Bliss Kickers.
Hours: Third Friday 7-10, Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5

Gallery Marsiglia
1018 W Grand Ave
Gallery Marsiglia will host a fundraiser for “SEEDs for Autism,” a non-profit of career artists who volunteer to teach their skills to adults on the autism spectrum. This fundraiser will present functional art work such as jewelry, copper shelves, mosaic pots and planters, iron and wood shelves, copper art and more. Come meet the SEEDs student artists. Gallery showcases will exhibit unique sterling silver jewelry and one-of-a-kind gemstones. Jewelry making demonstrations both days will include lapidary, fused glass, chain making & more. Annelisa Leinbach will show her artwork, “From a Different Perspective.” Hats and hair accessories by Sage and Sage. Special guest musician David Matthews from Shreveport, LA will play Saturday and AJ will play on Sunday.
Hours: Saturday 10-5, Sunday noon-5

Gallery Serendipity

La Melgosa Building,
1023 W Grand Ave
Gallery Serendipity houses a collection of drawings, illustrations and paintings both contemporary and traditional in nature, and a variety of subject matter.
Hours: Saturday 9-6, Sunday 9-5

Kooky Krafts Shop
1500 W Grand Ave
“Queer, quirky, fun & fabulous” – this storefront in the heart of the historic Lower Grand Avenue arts & small business district, sells intriguing one-of-a-kind items made by local crafters and artists, with an emphasis on “extreme craftiness”.  The shop has the best selection of local “city folk art” in Arizona. New Times 2010 Best of Phoenix Winner for “Best Shopping on Grand Avenue”!
Hours: Third Friday 5-11, Saturday 10 am-11 pm, Sunday noon-5
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Moderncat Studio
Bragg’s Pie Factory, 1301 W Grand Ave
Open studio offering unique art and handmade gifts for cats and the people who love them. Guest artists: Daniel Shepherd, Ross T. Boyd, and Lee Berger.
Hours: Third Friday 5-8, Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5

Mutant Piñata Show
Bragg’s Pie Factory, 1301 W Grand Ave
The Return of the Mutant Piñata Show! The 4th Annual Mutant Piñata Show will be viewable during the Art Detour weekend, and will run through the end of April. Fun, fantastic, and visually cacophonous work by local artists, crafters, kids, and the community at large will be hung from the rafters of the 20 foot vaulted ceiling at the historic Bragg’s Pie Factory. Free kids’ face painting all weekend!
Hours: Third Friday 6-11, Saturday 10 am -11 pm, Sunday noon-5
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Paisley Town
1030 W Grand Ave
Live jazz music by Sparkle on Saturday from noon to 1 pm followed by a special Paisley Town fashion show at 1 pm featuring fashions from Wicked Wear, Dragonfly, S.P. Villain, and Annie Boomer Vintage with hair by Paisley Town’s Be.Headed Salon. More live music from 3:30 to midnight on Saturday with Sever Ted, Noel, Former Friends, and Tremulants. Sunday live folk music with James Cowden inside from noon to 2 pm and Roosevelt Street Jazz outside on the patio from noon until 3 pm. Group print show curated by Eric Hodgins featuring etchings and photo printing.
Hours: Third Friday 6 am-midnight, Saturday 9 am to midnight, Sunday noon-5

Phoenix Fall Space
La Melgosa Building
1023 W Grand Ave
Gallery and studio of Denise L. Fleisch and Jimi Girdner featuring modern and abstract painting and sculpture.
Hours: Third Friday 6-11, Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5
1229 W Grand Ave will be open from 10 am to 8 pm Saturday with the 9th installation of Fashion in Motion—Salsa Dance Inspired! Mannequin models in Salsa inspired fashions will be showcased in a rotating fashion show along Grand Avenue; held sporadically during the day, with a fashion set every hour. Surprise giveaways throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday!
Hours: Third Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 10-8, Sunday 10-6

Sticker Club Girl
Bragg’s Pie Factory, 1301 W Grand Ave
Sticker Club Girl is a studio/boutique at Bragg’s Pie Factory. Here Lisa Jacobs creates and displays handmade, reconstructed, and vintage fashion, accessories, art, crafts, and supplies, along with community art night, arts and crafts workshops, and events.
Hours: Sunday noon-5

Studio 8

Bragg’s Pie Factory, 1301 W Grand Ave
Presenting Places and Impressions Photo Exhibit. From Italy to the Inner Basin, lion to landscape, Rick D’Elia will be sharing a combination of his old favorites and more recent impressions of environments, places and objects that inspire him. Rick is a Phoenix area photojournalist and commercial photographer who over his 21 professional years, has photographically documented events, people and places locally and internationally for magazines, newspapers, businesses and relief and development organizations. The work in this show results from moments on the margin of these endeavors as well as direct explorations for the sake of discovering an image. Also on display for Art Detour, modern wedding photography by Modern Wedding Scenes.
Hours: Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5

The Angel Coop
802 N 10th Ave
A coop of women committed to healthy living. Showing developing artists. Sculpture by Eric Miller, painting by Erica Ledezma, film by Leah, drumming by Fernando + Drum Guru, and more! Saturday & Sunday 11am-12pm Y.E.A.H  Yoga (Yoga Elevates All Humanity), 12-2pm Healthy Snacks Gathering (kids welcome!), 2-3pm Paint Your Message Wood (kids welcome!), 3-4pm Improv Dance Jam.
Hours: Saturday 11-4, Sunday 11-4

The Chocolate Factory
1105 W Grand
The Chocolate Factory will open with “Secret Show 2” on Friday March 18th from 6-9pm. The main gallery will be housing sculpture and painting by Randy Slack, Colin Chillag and Hector Ruiz. The second gallery will be showing Jennifer Carolin’s video/installation “No One Belongs Here More Than YOU”, accompanied by the CONDER dance co., with live performances/ screenings between 7-8pm. The opening on March 18th will also mark the revealing of Dave Quan’s mural “Blue Goo” on the walls of the Factory.
Hours: Third Friday 6-9, Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5

The Lodge Art Studio

1231 W Grand Ave
New works by mixed-medium artist Fausto G. Fernandez, sketch artist Joe Brklacich and painter Abbey Messmer.
Hours: Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5
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David Quan & Ashley Pasquan

1504 W Grand Ave
Ugly is the new pretty. “Gimmie Head” was a small book project I did about 10 years ago where I drew a bunch of bodies in a sketchbook and had people draw heads on them. This show is nothing like that, it’s quite the opposite, it’s just a bunch of new paintings of all sorts of crazy heads without bodies. Beautiful, ugly and smelly heads of people you think you might know or wish you knew. There will be rare mini-comics and drawings available from and not from my non-award winning comic: Magical Moments. Also on display will be the dress designs of Ashley Pasquan. Always cute, always classy, a little flirty, a little sassy. Come check out what she has been working on, she’s been as busy as a little chipmunk in a nuthouse.
Hours: Third Friday 6-9, Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5

The Trunk Space
1506 W Grand Ave
Trunk Space will be showing a special exhibit called “Dividers: An Eastside Records Tribute” featuring a hand selected collection of the CD and LP dividers from Eastside Records which closed in Tempe at the end of 2010. Stop by and enjoy our award winning espresso drinks, and snap some pics in our classic REAL FILM black & white photo booth! These events are FREE, up to 6 pm. At 8 pm, we will be hosting The Squidling Brothers Sideshow Circus, a death defying Stunt Show from Coney Island full of humor and amazing feats of the human body! $9 in advance, $12 day of.
Hours: Third Friday 6-9, Saturday noon-11

Tilt Gallery
919 W Filmore
Presenting “The Victorian Art Walk,” a collection from Jeremy Rowe. The exhibition presents cased images including Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, tintypes, and albumen paper processes, from the cartes-de-visite and stereograph of the 1850s to the mounted cabinet and boudoir cards. Many of these images are unique and range from fine art prints to vernacular and found images, each with their own special magic.
Hours: Third Friday 6-9, Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5

Plus live music all along the street!

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And if you get hungry or thirsty, check out these awesome offerings:

Hey Joe Food Truck
Serving Filipino street food.
Third Friday 5pm-2am at The Bikini Lounge, 1502 W Grand
Sunday noon-5 in the Bragg’s Pie Factory parking lot at Grand and McKinley
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My Goodness Cakes
Bragg’s Pie Factory, 1301 W Grand Ave
Specialty cake bakery, serving gourmet cupcakes and coffee during Art Detour weekend.
Hours: Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5

Paisley Violin Café
1030 W Grand Ave
Eclectic European-style café and bistro serving a variety of culturally inspired delicacies and offering a full bar. Live music inside and outside on the patio (see Paisley Town listing for schedule).
Hours: Third Friday 6 am-midnight, Saturday 9 am to midnight, Sunday noon-5

The Bikini Lounge
1502 W Grand
Third Friday at 7 pm Tom Cooper the resident tiki maestro presents “Psychenesian Polydelica,” a collection of tiki under the influence;  DJ Shane Kennedy to spin early and the “Hey Joe” food truck for the famished. Saturday and Sunday Tom goes live, painting under the Bikini’s “marquee” with $1 PBR bottles and drink specials all weekend.
Hours: Third Friday 3-midnight, Saturday noon-midnight, Sunday noon-midnight
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Valley Pizza
1348 W Roosevelt
Serving specialty pizza, chicken wings, sandwiches, and more.
Hours: Friday 11-11, Saturday 11-11,
Sunday 11-6


Download the official Grand Ave Art Detour 23 guide here!

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