Artlink Celebrates Arts and Culture at the 9th Annual Gala
On Friday, March 11, Artlink is excited to present the 9th annual Art d’Core Gala, a signature celebration of Arizona's arts and culture, at Park Central (3121 N. 3rd Ave) in midtown Phoenix. This fresh and exhilarating spin on a traditional fundraising gala doubles as the opening night of a thrilling multimedia art showcase produced by the Artlink Artist Council, and has been billed as "the arts and culture party of the year."
Tickets are now available through Eventbrite.
Attendees of Art d’Core will be immersed in an array of visual, performance, fashion, culinary and musical works in a never-before-seen 80,000-square-foot venue designed to celebrate the thriving arts and culture community’s contributions of creativity, beauty, ingenuity and vitality.
“This massive event space provides the perfect venue for a showcase that reflects the depth of artistic talent here in Arizona,” said Catrina Kahler, president and CEO of Artlink. “Event goers will be able to experience a wide variety of artforms and celebrate a renewed appreciation of the creative community.”
This spirited experience of Arizona artistry will feature multidisciplinary artists performing, serving and exhibiting dynamic works at every turn. Attendees will experience dance and spoken word performances, culinary creations by talented chefs, incredible fashion designs and artisan cocktails.
The gala returns with a new theme, Forces of Attraction, that invites those who contribute to and support the arts – including artists, collectors, philanthropists and community partners – to come together in celebration of the massive growth of Arizona’s art community in recent years.
Sharon Harper, chairman and CEO of Plaza Companies, is the chairperson of this year’s event. As one of Arizona’s premier business leaders, Harper has infused the arts into Park Central, SkySong and many other Plaza Companies developments, as a model to others that arts and culture are integral to the vibrancy of a community.
Artist teams that will be highlighted at Art d’Core include Kenaim Al-Shatti and Mary Neubauer, Joan Baron and Rashaad Thomas, Laura Spalding Best and Estevan Curiel, Diana Calderon and Dara Preciado, Ruby Farias and Laura Madden, Magda Gluszek and Cyd Peroni, Liliana Gomez and David Guerrero, Abbey Messmer and Mary Anne Fernandez Herding, Douglas Miles and Carlos Encinas, Nicole Lyn Olson and May-ling Tang, Rembrandt Quiballo and Kristen Miologos, Patricia Sannit and Shomit Barua, Katharine Leigh Simpson and Brandi Read, Marilyn Szabo and Jose Benevides, and Tricee Thomas and Farah Kanaan.
Art d’Core is supported by Park Central, Arizona Commission on the Arts, City of Phoenix Arts & Culture, Downtown Phoenix, Inc., Valley Metro, Chicanos Por La Causa, The Phoenix Theatre Company, Goodmans Interior Structures, Sundt Construction, Alliance Bank, Arizona State University, Lewis Roca, Salt River Project, Southwest Gas, Wexford Science + Technology, The Garment League, Butler Design Group and Snell & Wilmer. Individual donors include Kathleen & John Graham, The Harper Fund, Hong & Doris Ong and the Opatrny Family Foundation.
Art d’Core is the signature event in the lineup for the 34th annual Art Detour, Phoenix’s original art walk event. Art Detour, which spans an entire month, is an all-inclusive celebration of art, creativity and culture that features events and exhibitions throughout the state.
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Artlink keeps the arts integral to our development by connecting artists, businesses and the community. Founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by artists in 1989, the Artlink name is a guiding principle for the organization, as it supports stakeholders of the arts and culture community, amplifying its collective strength. For more information about Artlink, please visit artlinkphx.org/. Connect socially with Artlink on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.