ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
October 8, 2010 â€“ January 29, 2011
FREE CLOSING EVENT & WALKING TOUR
Saturday, January 29
Performances â€“ 1-3pm
Walking tour â€“ 3-5pm
Closing Event Performances
Peter Bugg in collaboration with Ryan Peter Miller:Â Target Audience
Adam Murray:Â Resonance
Curator Lead Walking Tour
Join Open for Business artists and ASU Art Museum curator John Spiak
on a stroll through downtown Tempe and experience the artist projects
at participating businesses.
A map for theÂ Open for Business project isÂ available at the ASU Art Museum
and online at the following address:
FollowÂ Open for Business with upcoming profiles featuring each project
on theÂ 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.Â 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 byÂ maps available at the ASU Art Museum to art
installations at downtown Tempe business including La Bocca, Rula Bula,
CaffÃ© 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 ofÂ 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
STRATEGIC PARTNERS AND SUPPORT
To insure the success and outreach of the project, theÂ ASU Art Museum has
partnered with Tempe Chamber of Commerce,Â 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 projectÂ IN FLUX in Downtown
Scottsdale that will occur during the same time period.Â 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, Â 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
â€“ recognizing we are more similar than different.