Tempe, AZ

October 8, 2010 – January 29, 2011

Friday, October 8, 7-9pm

Opening Night Performances
Peter Bugg in collaboration with Ryan Peter Miller: Target Market
Tania Katan with Pina Sbrocca: Recent Living History Tours Present…
Whitney Zamá: Sculpting Moods

Park in one of the four Downtown Tempe Communities, Inc. (DTC) parking
structures/lots where the project of artist Cyndi Coon takes place, or take
the Light Rail to Mill Avenue, then stroll downtown Tempe and experience
the artist projects at participating businesses – all on your way to and from
the opening reception at ASU Art Museum.

A map for the Open for Business project is available at the ASU Art Museum
and online at the following address:

Free public lectures, conversations and tours throughout the run of the exhibition Friday Conversation @ 11: John Spiak: Fri., Oct. 15, 11am @ ASUAM Lecture: Copyright Law for Arts/Business (VLAA): Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6pm @ ASUAM Lecture: Trademark Law for Arts/Business (VLAA): Thursday, Nov. 4, 6pm @ Monti’s Friday Conversation @ 11: Tania Katan: Fri., Nov. 5, 11am @ ASUAM Panel Conversation: Open for Business: Tues., Nov. 9, 6pm @ ASUAM Friday Conversation @ 11: Mary Lucking, Saskia Jorda & Erin Sotak, Fri., Nov. 19, 11am @ ASUAM Tours to be scheduled – look for announcements through the blog and email

Follow Open for Business with upcoming profiles featuring each project
on the ASU Art Museum blog:

Arizona State University Art Museum & Downtown Tempe Businesses
Curator: John D. Spiak

Open for Business calls attention to the importance of local artists, businesses and organizations. Simultaneously taking place in downtown Tempe businesses and an interrelated exhibition at the ASU Art Museum, this project features the work of sixteen Valley artists who address the purpose of each business, providing opportunities for audience members to interact with the physical space of each location and to discover, or rediscover, new aspects of their own community.

Individuals will be guided by maps available at the ASU Art Museum to art
installations at downtown Tempe business including La Bocca, Rula Bula,
Caffé Boa, The Shoe Mill, Brand X Custom T-Shirts, Monti’s La Casa Vieja,
Mood Swings Salon, Fascinations, Cartel Coffee Lab, Buffalo Exchange,
The Bicycle Cellar, The Headquarters, and Downtown Tempe Community, Inc.
(Public Parking Structures)

The list of Valley artists participating in the exhibition include both internationally established and rising stars of our community, including Peter Bugg in collaboration with Ryan Peter Miller, Cyndi Coon, Wendy Furman, Jon Haddock, Saskia Jorda, Tania Katan, Mary Lucking, Matthew Mosher, Adam Murray, Marco Rosichelli, Erin V. Sotak, David Tinapple, Chris Todd, Jen Urso, Nic Wiesinger, and Whitney Zamá

To insure the success and outreach of the project, the ASU Art Museum has
partnered with Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Tempe Community (DTC), Local First Arizona, Valley Forward Association, Creative Connect, Comerica Bank (Tempe, Mill), *Scottsdale Public Art, and Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists (VLAA).

This project is generously supported by a grant from the Tempe Municipal Arts Commission, ASU Art Museum Advisory Board, and the Wilhelmine Prinzen Endowed Fund for Emerging Artists.

In-kind support provided by Phoenix NewTimes, Ben Franklin Press, Inc.,
Melissa McGurgan Design, and Mannington Commercial.

*Scottsdale Public Art is organizing the store front project IN FLUX in Downtown Scottsdale that will occur during the same time period. Through this collaboration, both institutions will combine efforts to create cross-over audience and awareness. A map showing all participating locations will be available at locations in Tempe, Scottsdale, ASU Art Museum and online at:

Arizona State University Art Museum is a community incubator re-thinking the museum through sustainability, diversity of knowledge and shared human experience – recognizing we are more similar than different.

We look forward to having you join us!

Arizona State University Art Museum
Mill Avenue @ 10th Street
Tempe, AZ 85287-2911
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“…university galleries are very often the most risk-taking
portholes to contemporary art. This fact is exemplified by Arizona
State University Art Museum… has demonstrated a keen eye
and clear commitment to emerging artists and emergent media”
– Rhizome (April, 2008)