June First Friday


While I could probably waste a good hour commenting on the guy that called 911 because McDonald’s forgot the orange juice on his order, I’ll take the high road.

One week to go before the June 5th First Friday event in downtown Phoenix. I’ll have a booth set-up somewhere down there amidst the vibrant chaos. Here’s some info I lifted directly from their site…

First Fridays is a free monthly artwalk organized by
Artlink, Inc., a volunteer-run non-profit arts organization. Now over twenty-years-old, the First Fridays event has grown into one of the largest free monthly artwalks in the United States and it continues to grow and evolve. More than 10,000 people come to downtown Phoenix to experience and enjoy First Fridays.Roosevelt Row CDC hosts street closure opportunities every month as part of First Fridays to provide space for more than 100 artists and vendors to participate.First Fridays occurs rain or shine. The dates for (the rest of) 2009 are listed below.

June 5, 2009
July 3, 2009 (Fourth of July Weekend)
August 7, 2009
September 4, 2009
October 2, 2009
November 6, 2009
December 4, 2009


Roosevelt Row is a dynamic, walkable urban mixed-use area with a significant concentration of artists and other creative professionals. With increasing density, this is an area that is becoming more pedestrian-friendly and supportive of small local independent businesses that give downtown Phoenix character. Roosevelt Street is an east-west corridor that connects the historic neighborhoods between Grand Avenue and 16th Street. The corridor also connects Copper Square, Chase Field, U.S. Airways Center, major cultural institutions, the new downtown ASU campus and the biomedical campus.Roosevelt Row is also home to artist live/work spaces, gallery spaces and studio spaces. Roosevelt Row is a pedestrian friendly street that connects the arts and downtown Phoenix historic neighborhoods including Garfield, Evans Churchill, F.Q. Story, Willo, the Roosevelt Action Association and Grand Avenue.


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