Roosevelt Row Arts District, known for its vibrant murals, locally-owned restaurants, retail stores, and one of the nation’s largest self-guided art walks, launched a public survey this month, seeking community feedback on the evolution of the area.
As one of the most robust artist districts in the valley, Roosevelt Row, located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, has always been the center for artists of all walks.
With many community organizations supporting artist development and community art engagement, Roosevelt Row is undoubtedly an artistic gem in Phoenix. In 2019, Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (Roosevelt CDC) was the proud recipient of Etsy’s Maker Cities Grand.
Other signature programs in the Roosevelt Row Art District include the Roosevelt Row Academy, concerts and exhibitions, and the First Friday A.R.T.S Market.
History of Roosevelt Row
Roosevelt Row is home to many art galleries, restaurants, bars, and boutique shops, with colorful street art scattered throughout. Throughout the years, Roosevelt Row became known for being one of the coolest hangout spots in Phoenix, being the home of some of the most iconic restaurants including such as the Churchill, the Vig, and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Define the Future Together
Have you participated in a First Friday art walk, or loved taking selfies at one of the famous murals? Or maybe you’re an artist who wanted to be more involved with the Roosevelt community and expand your reach. If so, you need to participate in the community survey open till April, 31st.
The survey is being led by Roosevelt Row CDC, in partnership with the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Evans Churchill Neighborhood Association, Artlink Inc, and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC.
The survey will also connect with community stakeholders who are active participants in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, such as a collaborative group of local businesses and nonprofits, the Roosevelt Row Artist Advisory Council, Downtown Voices Coalition, and more.