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Art D'Core Gala Takes Place in Margaret T. Hance ParkArt D'Core Gala Takes Place in Margaret T. Hance Park<div class="ExternalClassAE7C91BF7918407FAED377B387B6FDEB"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default ms-rte-paste-settablesizes"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>The fourth annual Art D'Core Gala, called "A Night among the Stars," takes place Thursday, March 10, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Margaret T. Hance Park, under the Central Avenue Bridge (1134 N. Central Ave.) in Phoenix.  The celebration spotlights the significant contribution of Phoenix's arts and culture in creating a dynamic urban core and is a benefit for Art Detour 28.  Highlights of Art D'Core include a special toast by Mayor Greg Stanton, and a presentation of updates to the Hance Park Master Plan, and performances by the Arizona School for the Arts, Heard Museum Phoenix Center for the Arts, The Nash, Fushico Daiko, and others.</p><p>The Art DCore Gala, which is free to the public, is hosted by Artlink, Inc. in partnership with the City of Phoenix Mayor's Office, the Office of Arts and Culture, The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Phoenix Inc. and the Hance Park Conservancy. </p><p>Artlink launched this annual gala in celebration of its Silver Anniversary in 2012.  This community event has been presented in the past two years at the Crescent Ballroom in partnership with the Phoenix Mayor's Office and Downtown Phoenix Inc.  In response to the evolving downtown community and to further spotlight the impact of arts and culture on our natural and build environments, Artlink brings the festive affair to Margaret T. Hance Park.</p><p>To RSVP to the Art D'Core Gala please contact: <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1283049/354097/17296/3/">ArtlinkPhoenix.com/gala</a>.  For more information, please visit: <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1283049/354097/17297/6/">artlinkphoenix.com/art-detour/gala</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Art Detour 28 – March 19-20, 2016</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The event that helped launch the First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon, 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. It also offers a chance for visitors to meet artists in their working environment. The event features self-guided tours artist studios, galleries, and other venues, as well as performances and activities. A "Kids' Detour" with family-friendly activities will also be featured, as well as pop-up galleries, and docent-guided shuttles. Free. Art Detour takes place Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  For information, please visit: <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1283049/354097/17298/9/">artlinkphoenix.com/art-detour</a></p></div>3/8/2016 7:00:00 AMMatt HamadaGail Browne602-262-6213