“Only Indigenous voices can tell their stories with dimensionality, and the tools to make that happen are incredibly accessible,” says film director Christian Rozier.
Along Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row, development has pushed out several art spaces during the last decade, resulting in a “manufactured” arts district.
Airports across the US have been taking art more seriously in recent years. Have a look.
Local artists and culture workers are wondering how the arena will impact the arts landscape, including museums and alternative spaces.
Chip Thomas and Ken Ogawa are creating sight and sound installations to raise awareness about ecological devastation and injustice.
The Center for Hope, Humanity, and Holocaust Education, inspired by artist Robert Sutz’s work, is slated to open in Phoenix in 2025.
The Grand Avenue Billboard Project enables artists like Karen Fiorito to publicly express their political views.
“Artists can provide visual stories as points of entry into conversations about the health of forests, and the destructive and healing aspects of fire,” says Saskia Jordá.
“Pen and ink have revolutionized movements and culture and information sharing … they’re extremely necessary right now,” says Charissa Lucille, who runs Wasted Ink Zine Distro in Phoenix.
“Art has a place in helping people begin to understand the layers of this history,” says artist Randy Kemp.
Latinx and Indigenous artists use automobiles to amplify their cultural identity and challenge systems of erasure.
While the PRO Act offers some protections to freelancers and artists, it could also negatively impact their livelihood.