Downtown “Fine Grain”

27126_10151532302519461_778430153_nThis list, first presented at the 2013 The Downtown We Want event, summarizes over 100 “fine grain” opportunities to get involved in your city. The opportunities are organized by individuals or groups that care passionately about our community, to promote and enhance downtown Phoenix. For the sake of brevity, this list does not include seasons of professional sports teams; seasons of professional arts organizations; themed months; or events, parades, and shopping experiences revolving around major holidays.

We invite you to engage in an existing project or encourage you to start something that fills a hole or stakes out new territory. If you live or work outside of downtown Phoenix — in another council district or city across the Valley — we invite you to create a similar list and share it. If you know of something that should be added to the list, please write to us here and we’ll add to the next printing.

We look forward to meeting you and seeing you at an event downtown. Thank you for all you do for downtown Phoenix!

–Welcome to Phoenix, a culture-building project by Jim McPherson & Lindsay Kinkade.

Support Organizations
□ Advocates for Latino Arts & Culture
□ Arizona Preservation Foundation
□ Arizona State University Public Allies
□ Bike Lab
□ Design for Good (AIGA)
□ Discovery Triangle
□ Downtown Phoenix, Inc.
□ Downtown Phoenix Partnership
□ Downtown Voices Coalition
□ Grand Avenue Members Association
□ Hance Park Conservancy
□ Local First Arizona
□ Phoenix Center for the Arts
□ Phoenix Community Alliance
□ Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition
□ Phoenix Hostel & Cultural Center
□ Phoenix Spokes People
□ Preserve Phoenix
□ Project Rising
□ Reinvent PHX
□ Roosevelt Row CDC
□ Seed Spot
□ Shop Phoenix
□ Sustainable Communities Collaborative
□ The Arizona We Want
□ The Manifesto Project
□ Thunderdome Neighborhood Association for Non-Auto Mobility on facebook
□ Urban Choices on facebook

□ A Day in the Park on facebook
□ Art Detour
□ Art4All Mobile Arts Program
□ Bike Lab
□ Building Community Cinema
□ Buzzcation
□ CityScape Entertainment & Events
□ Civic Space Park Concerts & Movies
□ Creative Connect
□ Creative Mornings Phoenix
□ Critical Mass Bike Ride on facebook
□ Day for Downtown Service Project
□ Devoured Culinary Festival
□ Downtown Phoenix Book Club on facebook
□ Envisioning Phoenix Film Series on facebook
□ Feast on the Street
□ First Friday
□ Get Your PHX
□ Grand Avenue Festival
□ Ignite Phoenix
□ Independents Week
□ McDowell Mountain Music Festival
□ Melrose on 7th Street Fair
□ No Pants Day
□ Park(ing) Day Phoenix on facebook
□ Pedal Craft
□ Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts
□ Phoenix Design Week
□ Phoenix Urban Design Week
□ Phoenix Public Market
□ Phoestivus Market
□ Places, Spaces, Faces Community Dinner on facebook
□ Retro Spectacular on facebook
□ Rogue Green
□ TEDx Evans Churchill on facebook
□ TEDx Phoenix
□ Third Friday
□ Urban Wine Walk
□ Viva PHX
□ Zombie Walk

□ AIA Reincarnation Tour on facebook
□ Central City South
□ Coronado
□ Eastlake Park Neighborhood on facebook
□ Encanto-Palmcroft
□ Evans Churchill
□ F.Q. Story
□ Grand Avenue
□ Historic Heritage Square
□ Jane’s Walk Phoenix on facebook
□ Midtown Museum District
□ Modern Phoenix
□ Public Art Tours
□ Sunnyslope
□ Willo
□ Windsor Square

Print & Online Resources
□ Downtown Devil
□ Downtown Phoenix history book
□ Downtown Phoenix Journal
□ Downtown Phoenix Podcast
□ Downtown Public Art
□ Downtown Guide
□ Historic Homes in Phoenix
□ Java Magazine
□ Light Rail Blog
□ Local Revibe Magazine
□ Midcentury Marvels book
□ Historic Neighborhoods Map
□ Phoenix New Times Jackalope Ranch
□ Public Art Online Map
□ Radio Phoenix
□ Small Wonders Maps
□ Valley Hype
□ Valley Metro Arts & Culture Guide
□ Valley Metro Destination Guide
□ Vanishing Phoenix
□ Welcome to Phoenix

Physical Improvements
□ A.R.T.S. Initiative
□ Adaptive Reuse Program
□ Adopt a Light Rail Station
□ Adopt a Park
□ Calle 16 Mural Project
□ Canalscape
□ Cohousing
□ Community Gardens
□ Hance Park Dog Park
□ First Baptist Church Renovation
□ Fresh Express Mobile Produce Market
□ Garfield Green Art Park
□ Graffiti Busters
□ Grand Avenue Rail Project (GARP)
□ Greening America’s Capitals (Lower Grand)
□ GRID Bike Share
□ Grow Phoenix Gardens
□ Hance Park Master Plan on facebook
□ Holiday Lights on Central
□ Maryvale on the Move
□ PHX Renews
□ Plan PHX
□ Rio Salado Audubon Center
□ Roosevelt Grow Garden
□ Shipping Container Infill Project
□ The Lot: What Should Go Here? on facebook
□ This Could Be Phoenix
□ Urban Form Project

Updated April 25, 2014

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