Enjoy an afternoon of art, music, food & drink outdoors at the Heard during Art Detour 28 | Heard Museum

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Art Detour 28: March 19 and 20, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm
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Enjoy an afternoon of art, music, food & drink outdoors at the Heard during Art Detour 28

The Heard Museum is proud to join Art Detour 28, a grand tour of arts venues facilitated by the familiar First Friday trolleys. They will take visitors around the usual First Friday route that includes a stop at the Heard, only this time during daytime hours on a Saturday and Sunday. At the Heard:

  • Listen to live Native music supported by Bank of America, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in our Central Courtyard: 
    • Saturday: Flutist Aaron White (Navajo/Ute) who was a 2003 Grammy nominee as part of the group Burning Sky.
    • Sunday: Flutist and multidisciplinary visual artist Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Euchee/Muskogee Creek) and acoustic guitarist Dean Yazzie (Navajo).
  • See Hopi katsina carver Ryon Polequaptewa demonstrating his art 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and Yaqui painter Abel Ochoa demonstrating his art 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, each in front of the museum’s Books & More. These artists’ demonstrations are supported by a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.
  • Enjoy delicious food and drinks–including some special truffle-salt-and-Parmesan-cheese-covered popcorn and a special adult beverage called an “R2C2” — at our Coffee Cantina. Our Courtyard Cafe will be open both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Take a self-guided tour of recently restored sculptures installed on our grounds, including those restored thanks to a 2015 Bank of America Art Conservation Project Grant. We will have available free maps showing where the sculptures are located. Download the map here.
  • Youth can participate in Kids Detour, where children can paint and decorate ostrich eggs set up at the Heard’s trolley stop and stops at the other four “hubs” of the Art Detour trolley/shuttle routes.

All will take place over a weekend dedicated to celebrate the many arts and culture offerings in the central core of Phoenix. Admission to our courtyard entertainment and sculpture tours is free; we’ll have food and beverages for sale. Museum admission is additional.

Overflow parking is available during Art Detour at these locations:

  • Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, 2214 N. Central Ave. (west end of lot).
  • DOXA building, 2005 N. Central Ave.
  • ICE building, 2035 N. Central Ave.

A brief history of Art Detour

Logo for Artlink Inc.Twenty-seven years ago, the first Art Detour took place in downtown Phoenix, showing to the public offerings of many art galleries, art spaces and arts venues over one weekend. Its success led to the popular and still-growing First Friday night art walks in central Phoenix. As Art Detour’s creator, Artlink Inc., says on its website: “Art Detour acts as a roadmap – guiding visitors to explore the arts and culture of our city and discover the myriad of art spaces downtown.”

The website, artlinkphoenix.com, quotes Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton: “Art Detour is one of the most important events in Phoenix’s calendar.” So take the mayor’s advice and enjoy the weekend — and make sure you stop here at the Heard Museum while you do.

Don’t forget Appraisal Day, March 19!

Photograph of appraiser Alston Neal examining a basket during a recent Appraisal Day On Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring your art treasures to the Heard’s Steele Auditorium to be examined by independent art appraisers in the Heard Museum Council’s semi-annual American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day. Click here for event details →

Sculpture conservation and live Native music during Art Detour 28 supported by a 2015 Art Conservation Project Grant from: Ken Duncan's and Kevin Duncan's performances on behalf of the Heard Museum at the Art d'Core Gala and artist demonstrators at the Heard during Art Detour are supported by:
Photograph of a limestone sculpture of a woman holding a water jar.

Navajo Water Girl, a donation from sculptor Doug Hyde (Nez Perce/Assiniboine/Chippewa, b. 1946), is one of several sculptures on the Heard Museum grounds conserved thanks to a 2015 Bank of America Art Conservation Project Grant. This photograph was taken after conservation was completed.

Event Details

March 19 – 20, 2016
Saturday – Sunday

Saturday, March 19
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 20
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free; museum admission additional

Event Website:

Heard Museum Campus, Central Courtyard

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